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Beechworth is part of Victoria’s High Country Region with sensational views; historic villages, Ned Kelly country and “Man from Snowy River” fame.

It is an excellent stop-over between Melbourne, Sydney and/or Canberra traveling via the Hume Highway and taking the scenic route between Wodonga and Wangaratta. The region is geographically varied, with towering winter snow capped mountains, tree-covered ranges, magical lakes, wild rivers and tranquil rural farmlands.

Beechworth is respectfully known as the ‘Elegant Dame’ within our family of towns. With all the sensibilities of a grand 19th century town you’ll be reminded of a Jane Austen novel, as you look down from the foothills of the Australian Alps onto the wide, tree-lined streets, with their deep granite gutters and shady, century-old verandahs.

Built upon the splendour of the early gold-rush days, Beechworth is recognised as Australia’s finest historic gold-mining town. This is where you can truly unwind for a few days of indulgence. Discover our alfresco cafes dotted along historic streetscapes, or experience a taste of fine dining at excellent restaurants with world-class wine lists. Perhaps some shopping is your preferred way to unwind? Specialty shops and gourmet local produce add to the street ambience that is so uniquely Beechworth.

Home of many talented artists and artisans from around the world, the town is brimming with galleries, antiques, pottery and old wares that will delight and surprise you.

If you’re feeling adventurous Beechworth has the ideal climate for enjoying a touch of action – four seasons of the year. Beechworth attractions include bushwalking, gold-panning, scenic drives and walks, fourwheel driving and touring, swimming, fishing, golf, and bike riding.

Information and image taken from Beechworth Visitor Information site. For more info visit: beechworth.com