Chiltern, High Country, Victoria, Australia
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Chiltern

Wander through the village's well-preserved nineteenth century streetscape and imagine you're on the set of an Australian period film.

Village secrets
Venture off the beaten track and stumble upon tiny villages like Chiltern, which came of age following the discovery of gold in the 1850s. These days over 20 buildings in the village are registered or owned by the National Trust.

Take a self-guided walk through the streets, past the historic post office, courthouse and masonic hall, as well as the original police cells. Visit the Federal Standard newspaper office and Dow's Pharmacy and discover how much things have changed since the nineteenth century.

Visit Lakeview House, the elegant former home of distinguished author Henry Handel Richardson, who penned the Australian classic The Getting of Wisdom.

Back to nature
Uncover goldfield relics and native bird life on quiet forest trails through the Chiltern Mount Pilot National Park, and enjoy 360-degree views over the countryside from the Mount Pilot Lookout.

Things to do

Mt Hotham, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Cycle the High Country

Take up the challenge to cycle up the High Country's highest peaks or simply enjoy meandering rides between regional wineries and gourmet producers.

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Dow's Pharmacy

Dow's Pharmacy

Built in 1859 and bought by Hilda and Roy Dow in 1929, the unique Dow's Pharmacy displays a fascinating history of a country pharmacy with it's...

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Beechworth Historic and Cultural Precinct, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Gold rush history

Explore the legacy of gold throughout the region, particularly in former mining centres like Beechworth, Chiltern, Yackandandah and Woods Point.

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The Federal Standard Printing Works

The Federal Standard Printing Works

Established in 1859, the Federal Standard Printing Works is one of the few substantially intact provincial newspaper printeries remaining from the...

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