Beechworth is the supreme tourist destination in the region. Completing the quadrella of Bright, Myrtleford, and Mount Beauty. Four fabulous autumn colour towns. With Yackandandah being a temptation with the visits.
Beechworth is a true to its word historic town, boasting no ‘new’ development for the last decade, and possibly longer. No modern shops grace the street of Beechworth. No fast food and no big brand supermarkets. None.
In its golden heyday from 1852–1857, this was a fabulous gold region and centre of government; but its power, wealth and influence were short lived. At its wildest moments of gold discoveries, Woods related how an early party of prospectors retrieved a pan of gold weighing 14 pounds (6.4 kg) 14 lb (about 7 kg).(p. 10.) Another lucky party, said Woods, cleared some 50 pounds (23 kg) 50 lb (approx. 25 kg) of gold in a week. (p. 16.) And so began a rush into this remote region.
Beechworth was the winner of 2009/2010 Australian Tidy Towns Awards. And it shows.