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