Beechworth is one of Australia's best preserved gold-rush era towns. Its fascinating history, beautiful streetscape, quality shops and boutiques coupled with hatted restaurants, wineries, brewery and cafes, make Beechworth one of Victoria's best loved towns. The Murray to Mountains Rail Trail for casual cycling, the Beechworth Mountain Bike Park, Lake Sambell and the Beechworth Historic Park are perfect for those wanting to get out in nature and breathe some fresh country air.
Take a step back in time and follow the journey of Beechworth's fascinating history, from pioneers looking to strike it rich in the goldfields, to the region's indigenous people, to some of Australia's most notorious bushrangers. Wander the streets and discover the perfectly preserved buildings of Beechworth, visit the living museums of the Beechworth Historic & Cultural Precinct, or join one of the popular Walking Tours and be treated to an entertaining and informative insight into this picturesque and historic town.
From bountiful harvests and locally foraged ingredients, to craft beer brewed in the centre of town to internationally renowned local wines, Beechworth boasts a vibrant local food scene. Graze your way around town at comforting cafés, welcoming restaurants and popular local pubs bursting at the seams with character.
Take a leisurely stroll along the two main streets of Beechworth (Ford & Camp St), and discover the treasures that lie within the beautiful shopfronts. Browse through the sophisticated boutiques boasting luxury fabrics, designer labels, vintage jewellery, quality leather goods and contemporary homewares and gifts. The kids (big and little) will be delighted with the popular lolly shop and toy store, with old and new favourites galore.
Just a short walk, drive or ride from Beechworth, you will be greeted with breathtaking lookouts, National and State Parks, cascading waterfalls and idyllic picnic spots. Follow the historic Spring Creek on the Powder Magazine to Woolshed Falls Walk and be greeted with an observation deck overlooking the majestic falls. To get the blood really pumping, try your luck at the mountain bike trails only a short drive from the centre of town or if you prefer to sit back and soak in what mother nature has provided, you're sure to love the view from the Murmungee Lookout. A short walk from the centre of town is Lake Sambell, perfect for cooling off in the warmer months, or throwing a rod in and trying your luck with the underwater locals.
Beechworth is the ideal escape for those needing to recharge the batteries, and reconnect with the body, mind and soul. Treat yourself to the sights and sounds of the beautiful surrounds of Beechworth, and connect with nature on one of the many walks around Beechworth Historic Park. Located in the historic Mayday Hills grounds is the eco-certified well-being day-retreat, The Spa. Using local organic and natural products to restore health and well-being, The Spa provides a space for nurturing through the healing power of touch, and aims to help people look after their bodies holistically. After a blissful day of rest and relaxation, retire to one of the Beechworth's boutique accommodation options.
For more information visit the Beechworth website