BEECHWORTH

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.

Beechworth's many historical buildings are well preserved and the town has re-invented itself and evolved into a popular tourist destination and growing wine-producing centre.

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.

The Beechworth Museum gives a great insight into that gold rush past. There are a number of free museums in the ‘old’ area of the town.

The Churches in Beechworth are all 100 year plus traditional buildings.

To this day a good number of hotels are in use and heritage listed. No taverns in Beechworth.

The Beechworth War Memorial is located in the Cbd Park, and given everything else disappointed.

Be sure to allow a few days for this great historic town.

Heritage diary

 

 

 

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course