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Overview

Yackandandah

Uncover a vibrant creative community and hear the stories of historic Yackandandah, a quaint village in the High Country, which has been classified by the National Trust.

National Trust classification

Take it slow and meander through the old mining township. Step over original bluestone gutters to see the elaborate façades built during the nineteenth century gold rush. Guide yourself, or follow the Historic Buildings Street Walk.

Discover the village's secrets direct from locals in museums, antique stores and craft galleries, while admiring the ornate shops with their original fittings.

Gold rush history

Dig for gold rush history with an underground tour of the Karrs Reef Gold Mine and at the historic local cemetery, notable for its large section of graves devoted to Chinese gold miners.

Take a walk to the picturesque Yackandandah Gorge or explore the extensive network of local mountain bike trails featuring remnants of Yackandandah’s golden past. Spot native birds and animals in the bushland, or go bushwalking and horse riding.

New treasures

Despite its rich history, the locals have their eyes fixed on the future. Yackandandah is home to acclaimed artists of all styles, from musicians and painters to potters, stitchers and sculptors. Take a stroll through this inspiring village to hear the music and check out the unique works in galleries, shops and studios.

Food and wine

Enjoy hearty meals in real country pubs, and then roll out to take advantage of Yackandandah's location on the edge of the fertile Kiewa Valley. Stop at boutique wineries and fill your boot with local meats, fruit, nuts, honey and preserves.

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Yackandandah Historic Street Walk

The Yackandandah Historic Street Walk is a lot of fun. Come for an entertaining and educational stroll down the main street of Yackandandah. Hear...

Walking & hiking

Yackandandah Gorge Scenic Walk

The Gorge Walk will take you along the historic gorge, built as a tail race to sluice gravel and sand in the hope of finding gold. The original...

Gold rush history

The Indigo Gold Trail

The rich history of the gold rush that shaped the towns and countryside of Beechworth, Chiltern, Rutherglen and Yackandandah can be explored on a...

Gold rush history

Yackandandah Gold Panning

Yackandandah is rich in gold mining history and owes its creation to the discovery of gold in 1852. Alluvial gold was the main source of gold found...

Festivals

Yackandandah Folk Festival

The Yackandandah Folk Festival is a Celebration of Music and Community. Yackandandah Folk Festival is a total community event. It has developed a...

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Gold rush history

Yackandandah Cemetery

With the discovery of gold in 1852 and the increase of population in the immediate vicinity of Yackandandah, a town cemetery would have soon been...

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