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Beechworth

Get a taste of what's cooking in Beechworth, a village with an acclaimed food and wine scene set amid stunning gold rush architecture. Take a stroll through this picturesque township, filled with lush green trees, boutiques and renowned restaurants and cafes. And visit in autumn to experience an explosion of colour as the leaves turn to golden yellows, rich reds and vibrant oranges.

Golden history

Roam Beechworth on paths paved with gold during the 1850s gold rush, which left an impressive legacy of over 30 National Trust-listed buildings for today's visitors. Visit the Beechworth Historic and Cultural Precinct and see the gaol that hosted bushranger Ned Kelly, the 1850s Telegraph Station and take a ghostly tour of the Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum.

Food and wine

Uncover wealth of a different kind, with Beechworth's abundance of prized eateries. Compete for a reservation at Provenance and have your degustation dinner created by Michael Ryan, The Age Good Food Guide Chef of the Year, or relax with pizza and beer at Bridge Road Brewers.

Visit during the High Country Harvest Festival and soak up the town's autumnal splendour. Join in the party and meet the makers of some of Victoria's finest food, wine and craft beer.

Study restaurant wine lists for local cool-climate chardonnay and pinot noir. Call ahead to visit renowned wineries such as Giaconda for drinkable souvenirs.

Shopping and spa

Delve behind period shopfronts containing fine antique stores, craft shops and boutiques. Stock up on cheeses from Larder and keep the bees busy at Beechworth Honey, one of the most famous honey brands in Australia. Stop in for tastings and learn about honey making and bee keeping.

Follow up a busy day on the shopping trail with a visit to the popular Beechworth Spa, located in the historic gardens at Mayday Hills Village.

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Beechworth

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National parks & reserves

Beechworth Historic Park

People visit Beechworth for the natural beauty of the forests and ranges as well as the historical architecture of the town. It claims to be the best...

Museums

Burke Museum

Originally built as the Beechworth Athenaeum in 1857, The Robert O’Hara Burke Memorial Museum was named in honour of Robert O'Hara Burke, the famous...

Local produce

Beechworth Honey Experience

Enjoy an educational honey tour; taste products made from 100% pure Australian single-source honey; sip honey mead; and visit a working bee colony.

Parks & gardens

Lake Sambell

Lake Sambell is a short stroll from the centre of Beechworth, and is a picturesque recreation reserve and a popular venue for water and boating...

Wine regions

Beechworth wine region

Head to the Beechworth wine region in the High Country and taste the remarkable chardonnay and pinot noir produced by local winemakers.

Cycling

Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

Wander through the beautiful and peaceful Ovens River Valley, enjoying views of the rugged landscape of Mount Buffalo and the Victorian Alps.

Gold rush history

Indigo Gold Trail

Today, in and around Yackandandah, Beechworth, Chiltern and Rutherglen, the legacy of the rush for gold remains. The Indigo Gold Trail takes in some...

Mountain biking

Beechworth Mountain Bike Park

A dedicated mountain bike park with an array of challenging tracks to suit eager novices and more experienced riders alike.

Fashion

Beechworth Gold

Beechworth Gold Jewellery & Giftware Emporium is a family owned business, which started in 1998. Beechworth Gold is housed in the beautiful Bank of...

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History and heritage

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High Country

Food and wine

Head to the High Country where the wine flows at rustic family wineries and innovative meals made from fresh produce are the everyday.

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Shopping

Discover an eclectic mix of shops and galleries selling everything from antiques and collectibles to local handicrafts, jewellery and chocolates.

Outdoor activities

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.