Indigo Gold Trail
Water race, Yackandadndah, created by gold miners
Chinese Burning Towers, Beechworth Cemetery

Indigo Gold Trail

Address: 101 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria 3747

Phone: 13 0036 6321  |  Freecall: 1300 366 321  


The rich history of the gold rush that shaped the towns and countryside of Beechworth, Chiltern, Rutherglen and Yackandandah can be explored on a fascinating self-guided tour of the Indigo Gold Trail.

The Trail takes in some of the most picturesque countryside in Australia and includes dozens of easily accessible historic sites identified by storyboards featuring the trail logo. Pick up a brochure at any of the Visitor Information Centres in Beechworth, Chiltern, Rutherglen or Yackandandah and explore the legacy of the rush for gold - from the perfectly preserved streetscapes of the towns to the countless mine shafts and mullock heaps, water races carved through solid granite, Chinese Burning Towers and pioneer graves and historic government buildings, schools and museums.

Each of the sites is identified on the large map in this brochure, and a brief description of each is listed by map reference in specific feature panels for Beechworth & district, Rutherglen, Chiltern and Yackandandah and district.

You can start or finish at any point along the way. You can stop for a picnic in a national park or next to a beautiful creek, lunch at a gourmet restaurant, or one of the area's famous bakeries, grab a hand-crafted beer or a bottle of fine local wine.

An Indigo Gold Trail audio guide is also available via the website or you can visit the Apple App Store to download the app.

Content: Indigo Shire Council


  • Car park
  • Walking tracks

How to get here

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