Experience life as it was in historic Walhalla. Once one of Australia's richest towns and home to over 4000 gold seekers, this sleepy mountainside town is now frozen in time and is home to only 20 residents. Walk through the lovingly restored centre full of heritage buildings, try your hand at panning for gold or take a tour of the surrounding area.
History and heritage
Revel in the history that followed the discovery of Cohen's Reef, a three kilometre vein of gold running through Walhalla. Learn about the tough lives of miners, pan for gold down to Stringers Creek then explore the old hotels, shops, school and churches built in the 19th century when the town was at its peak.
Railways and tours
Take a ride on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway and enjoy the vibrant autumn trees, the beautiful and rugged Stringers Creek Gorge and spring wildflowers. For something a little spookier, take a ghost tour to the old cemetery on the hill.
Spend a weekend in one of the many B&Bs in and around Walhalla. Enjoy open fires and spectacular views of the valley. Whether you're in town for a couple's retreat or family getaway, find plenty of accommodation options, from basic rooms through to luxury digs.
Things to do
Gippsland is a popular four-wheel driving destination with many challenging unsealed roads and tracks throughout its forests and mountain ranges.