BEECHWORTH Official Visitor Guide Victoriaâ€™s High Country - Adventures Happen
welcome to Beechworth
Planning your visit Start your Beechworth experience at the Visitor Information Centre, located in the historic Beechworth Town Hall. Our friendly, professional staff and volunteers will help you book your accommodation and walking tours, tickets to local events and provide detailed information on Beechworth and our beautiful
surrounding region. This is also the place to pick up your Beechworth Golden Ticket for access to the nationally significant collection of Gold Era buildings that make up the Historic & Cultural Precinct. Browse through our large selection of brochures, souvenirs and maps and don’t miss the ‘Echoes of History’ presentation screening in
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the Town Hall. Beechworth is also well serviced by three excellent websites offering services ranging from accommodation bookings to comprehensive information about where to stay, eat, shop and what to do while you’re here. Go to: www.beechworthonline.com.au www.beechworth.com.au www.beechworth.com
Beechworth Visitor Information Centre: Start your Beechworth experience here. Located within the old Shire Offices adjoining the historic Beechworth Town Hall, our friendly professional staff and volunteers will help you book your accommodation, event ticketing and tours as well as provide detailed information on Beechworth and the surrounding region. Phone 1300 366 321 Open 9am to 5pm daily Closed Christmas Day 103 Ford Street, Beechworth
Explore the magic of Beechworth online For online accommodation, tour bookings and the latest information on where to eat and what to do in Beechworth www.beechworthonline.com.au
Travel Information: Plane The North East region of Victoria is serviced by flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra into Albury. A number of domestic airlines, including Qantaslink, Regional Express (REX), Virgin Blue and Brindabella operate daily services providing both passenger and freight services. Train/Coach Travel by train from Melbourne to Wangaratta then take the V/Line Coach connection to Beechworth. Vline bookings: 136 196. Travel by train from Sydney to Albury then take the Wangaratta Coachlines service to Beechworth, phone 03 5722 1843 Rental Vehicles Albury and Wangaratta have several rental vehicle companies. Budget, Thrifty, Europcar and Avis all have outlets throughout the region.
Emergency Numbers: Ambulance 000 Fire Brigade 000 Police 000 Beechworth Police Station 03 5728 1032 Beechworth Health Service 03 5728 0200 SES 13 2500 Poisons Information Service 131 126 VET [24hr Emergency Service] 03 5728 2410 Disclaimer
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North East Victoria has a well kept secret and for thousands of years we’ve been keeping it safe, just for you. It’s Beechworth, Chiltern, Rutherglen and Yackandandah...the Secret of North East Victoria. We have a history of preserving our heritage. We’ve kept our picturesque gold-mining towns, protected the surrounding natural beauty, preserved the mystery behind our legends, and nurtured the land for an abundance of fine foods and wines, for your exclusive pleasure and enjoyment. Maybe that’s why we’ve become Victoria’s premier provincial tourist destination. Each of our towns has its own distinct attraction and opportunity for adventure. Their close location and ease of access makes this the perfect holiday destination. You will be entranced by the best loved villages in the High Country, whether you are enjoying the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail, exploring the historic precinct of Beechworth, fishing at Allan’s Flat near Yackandandah, bird-watching in the Chiltern - Mt Pilot National Park, or joining the wine trail at Rutherglen.
THE HISTORY Historical attractions and guided walks
retail heaven Shop ‘til you drop
NEW SOUTH WALES
Natural drama Outdoor splendour
things to do Leisure activities
THE LEGENDS Our characters
Calendar of Events
food & wine Indulgence
ACCommodation Beechworth hospitality
Close your eyes and imagine… a story about passion.
uilt upon the splendour of the early gold-rush days, Beechworth is recognised as Australia’s finest historic gold-mining town. This is where you can truly unwind for a few days of indulgence.
Home to many talented artists and artisans from around the world, the town is brimming with galleries, antiques, fine art and ceramics.
Discover our alfresco cafes dotted along historic streetscapes, or experience a taste of fine dining at award-winning restaurants with world-class wine lists.
If you’re feeling adventurous we have the ideal climate for something more active: cycling, bushwalking, mountain-bike riding, gold-panning, scenic drives and walks, swimming, fishing and golf are just some of the options available.
If shopping is your preferred way to unwind, our specialty shops and gourmet local produce add to the unique street ambience.
A blend of culture, adventure, mystery, history and passion – Beechworth has all the elements of a good novel.
“Nestled in the foothills of the Australian Alps, Beechworth sparkles like a rare and precious jewel, rich in beauty, history and culture.” Beechworth Resident
b e e c hwo rt h hi stor ic & c u lt u r a l p r e cinct The Beechworth Historic and Cultural Precinct is a collection of nationally significant buildings that tell the story of how early Australia grew and prospered. From booms, revolt on governance, multiculturalism, communication and beyond, Beechworth is a mini story of Australia. Stand in the dock and cell where Ned Kelly stood during his committal hearing at the Beechworth Courthouse, experience one of the finest and oldest regional museums in Victoria, the Burke Museum. Send a telegram from the Beechworth Telegraph Station and visit the fascinating Powder Magazine, purpose-built to store the black powder used by gold mining companies in blasting operations. The buildings are Australiaâ€™s best preserved living collection of how early Australia grew up and have been registered by Heritage Victoria, the National Estate and the National Trust.
Open 7 days a week A range of tailored group packages are available, catering for both school and adult groups.
For further information and bookings: Beechworth Visitor Information Centre p: 1300 366 321 e: visit_Beechworth@indigoshire.vic.gov.au w: www.beechworthonline.com.au
1: the history
Experience living history in a place forgotten by time, where stories from our past are whispered across the valleys and mountains, and captured in immaculately preserved streetscapes.
ou can hear the echoes of history when you visit our collection of historic buildings, all of which played a key role in commerce, trade, government, administration and law. Visit the Beechworth Historic Courthouse, Telegraph Station, Sub Treasury, Forestry Museum and the Robert O’Hara Burke Museum. These buildings were all constructed in
the1850’s from local honey coloured granite. Together they provide a fine reflection of a prosperous era. They also harbour the secrets of the Ned Kelly story – at every turn of the streets, there is a link to the Kelly family, the gang and the events that led to Ned Kelly’s trial – right here in Beechworth. At the back of the town hall you can stand in the cell that housed Ned’s mentor Harry Power.
“The legacy of our pioneers is beautifully preserved in the historic buildings and heritage streetscapes of our town”. Beechworth Resident
Chapter 1: THE HISTORY
Rich Cultural Heritage The Beechworth story begins long before the discovery of gold. It begins with the Ya-itma-thang people, the dominant Aboriginal clan who occupied the Beechworth area, and who tended and nurtured the soil throughout the changing seasons. It’s our rich and porous soil that is the secret behind our fresh regional produce, our natural beauty and magnificent bird and wildlife. Today, Beechworth stands as testimony to a vibrant town, enriched by the contributions of people from many different cultures. The lure of gold penetrated far and wide attracting diggers across the world. Amongst these were the Chinese miners, who came to the Ovens Goldfields in the 1850’s. At its peak, over 5,000 Chinese hopefuls lived in the area. The Chinese quickly formed their own community and ‘Chinatown’ was established. It had its own market garden, shops, joss-house and temple. Built in 1883-1884, the Chinese Burning Towers still stand at the historic Beechworth Cemetery. These were
used for ceremonial purposes such as burning paper prayers. Meals for the dead were often left on the altar, near the burning towers. If you’d like to learn more about our Chinese heritage visit the Burke Museum and where you can see the Chinese Community Collection, including banners and ceremonial weapons. Our diverse heritage is also celebrated at the annual Beechworth Celtic Festival.
“The tents glance out of the woods on all sides...there is a long stretch up the centre of the valley, where all the ground has been turned up...”
In time, tents gradually gave way to more permanent structures. Order was once again restored. In 1853, the government responded to a request made by local store keepers to lay out the township. This task was carried out by George D. Smythe, the Government Surveyor who named the town Beechworth.
In February 1852 local shepherd, Howell, with California ‘49ers Baker and Strickland, first discovered gold in what later became Beechworth at Cadman’s Point 100 metres upstream from the Newtown Falls. Within a year 8000 miners had swarmed to the area.
Beechworth soon became the central town of the Ovens Goldfields, and the administrative centre for North East Victoria. This was a period of rapid development for Beechworth and the population swelled to an impressive 30,000 on the Ovens Goldfields.
By January 1854, well over 100,000 ounces of gold had been taken out of the diggings around the Ovens District and Spring Creek.
During this time numerous public buildings were erected to support its eminent status. Now known as the Historic and Cultural Precinct, these superb buildings are now registered by Heritage Victoria, The National Estate and the National Trust.
The following paragraph was written at that time and today it serves to provide an atmospheric account of the early discovery of gold.
Indigo Gold Trail The gold fever that gripped Victoria from the 1850s until the early decades of the 20th century left an indelible mark on Beechworth and its sister towns of Chiltern, Rutherglen and Yackandandah, and the villages and countryside in between. Everywhere, the legacy of the Gold Rush is clear – from the perfectly preserved streetscapes to mine shafts and mullock heaps to astonishing water races carved through solid rock; from Chinese Burning Towers and pioneer graves to historic government buildings, schools and museums. The Indigo Gold Trail has been developed to tie together the gold history of our area and offer visitors an easy and entertaining
way to take a self-guided journey of gold discovery while exploring our picturesque towns and countryside. Ask about the Indigo Gold Trail when you call in to our Visitor Information Centres across Indigo Shire.
Information Centre. Alternatively you can purchase a Beechworth Golden Ticket to access our nationally significant collection of Gold Era buildings that make up the Historic & Cultural Precinct.
Guided Town Walks
Many walks are also self-guided. Allow about 90 minutes to complete the ‘Follow the Pioneers Walk’ and then experience the Historic and Cultural Precinct and Town Hall audio visual. Drop into the Visitor Information Centre for more details and to book your tickets. Group bookings are welcome and there are many educational activities created to support school adventures.
Today, Beechworth stands as one of the best living examples of how our nation grew and prospered with over 30 buildings listed with the National Trust. The best way to explore is to join our guided walking tours, where you can see many of these original buildings first hand and discover the stories behind the grand facades. Join our expert guides on the Echoes of History tour at 10:15am and the Ned Kelly Tour at 1:15pm departing daily from the Beechworth Visitor
p:1300 366 321 or visit www.beechworthonline.com.au
Beechworth Guided Walking Tours The Echoes of History Tour
The Ned Kelly Tour
Did you know? That Beechworth was once the richest alluvial goldfield in Victoria. And they didnâ€™t get it all!
Did you know? Ned Kelly won a bare knuckle prize fight in Beechworth that lasted 20 rounds.
Have you heard? The story of the world famous Rocky Mountain Tunnel that runs beneath Beechworth.
Have you heard? Ellen Kelly was sentenced to three years hard labour for the attempted murder of a policeman, and spent some of that time in the Beechworth Gaol.
The Echoes of History Guided Walking Tour departs at 10.15am everyday.
The Ned Kelly guided walking tour departs at 1:15pm daily
Tours leave from the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre and take one hour and 15 minutes. Ask about our Golden Ticket for access to Historic & Cultural Precinct buildings.
For further information and bookings: Beechworth Visitor Information Centre p: 1300 366 321 e: visit_Beechworth@indigoshire.vic.gov.au w: www.beechworthonline.com.au
2: natural drama Discover natureâ€™s own theatre, orchestrated from the heights of dramatic landscapes. Close your eyes and breathe the pure air from our spectacular forests and parks.
ncounter the scenic trail from Chiltern to Beechworth, and Yackandandah, through Mount Pilot National Park with its prolific wild flowers, eucalyptus forests and rare, endangered birds. Continue past the Beechworth Historic Park with its granite outcrops and Black Cypress Pine forest.
Experience the spectacular 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside and Mount Buffalo from Mount Pilot lookout. Take in the Beechworth Gorge Scenic Drive, the Eldorado Dredge and the Woolshed Falls as you approach Australiaâ€™s best preserved gold town.
Chapter 2: NATURAL DRAMA
“The Woolshed Falls are spectacular after heavy rainfalls so take a picnic and explore the alluvial goldworkings set along the picturesque Spring Creek. This was not always a peaceful, idyllic picnic location. This historic walk takes you through the original miners’ settlement.” Beechworth Resident
May Day Hills gardens
Beechworth is surrounded by spectacular natural beauty: Beechworth Historic Park, Stanley State Forest and Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park. The tranquillity of eucalyptus and native cypress forests, winding creeks, steep gullies and rugged granite outcrops provide an exciting opportunity to explore natural and historical attractions close to the town.
These fine gardens are just what the doctor ordered! The gardens were started in the mid 19th century and many of the trees are now heritage listed. The gardens surround the buildings of Mayday Hills Mental Hospital (formerly the Beechworth Lunatic Asylum) one of Victoria’s major country asylums. The gardens were developed over the past century and today there are over 11 hectares of magnificent indigenous and exotic flora with spectacular vistas for you to stroll through.
Enjoy some exciting drives, gentle bike and walking tracks, all of which criss-cross the Gorge area on the northern side of the town. The walks connect fascinating historic sites that tell the story of the search for gold: the Powder Magazine, the Spring Creek Cascades, The Precipice, Reids Creek Goldfields, Woolshed Falls, Ingrams Rock and Fiddes Granite Quarry.
Stanley township A short and picturesque 10 minute drive into the hills from Beechworth is Stanley, once a bustling goldmining town during the 1850’s. The town had a number of hotels, a bakery, general store, boot maker, carpenter, butcher, saw mill, brewery and inn.
GORGE SCENIC DRIVE (MAP 1: I3) This five km drive encompassing part of the Historic Beechworth Park Drive is also a popular walking and cycling track. Points of interest are listed on a map available from the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre. Start your drive on Sydney Road at the Golden Horseshoes Monument or at the Powder Magazine. Historic Cemetery Tour (MAP 1: L2) The tour follows a marked route around the cemetery. Pick up a brochure at the front gates and follow the arrows which will lead you to each historic grave.
Today, Stanley has a general store and the original pub which stands on the original site of the old Star Hotel. In season, there is a delicious array of local produce: apples, nuts and berries for purchase. Close to Stanley township is Mt Stanley, with spectacular views of the Victorian Alps and surrounding forest.
Gorge Scenic Drive Expect to enjoy some breathtaking scenes as you drive around the northern and western outskirts of Beechworth through rocky mountain terrain. This drive takes in several lookouts along the way with spectacular views of granite valleys, waterfalls and the remains of mining activity. There is a magnificent sweeping view west to the hills that contain the lookout used by Ned Kelly and his Gang.
North East Victoria is rich in natural resources. There are several impressive displays of granite along this drive: the Granite Tors, where the granite has been weathered into strange and unusual shapes and Fiddes Quarry where you can easily imagine the quarry-men still at work. Newtown Bridge, built in 1875, provides a fine example of granite structure and Scottish stonemasonry. Just 100 metres upstream is the site of the first gold discovery in Beechworth. Other interesting walks and places to visit nearby are Woolshed Falls, the Eldorado Reserve, Mt Pilot Lookout, the Yeddonba Aboriginal rock art site at Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park and Warby Range State Park.
3: things to do Unwind and let the tranquility wash over you or embrace the opportunity to get active and experience the splendours of North East Victoria - the healthy way.
ur temperate climate ensures Beechworth is the perfect holiday destination for everyone â€“ four seasons of the year. In summer months enjoy a refreshing swim at Lake Sambell and Little Fletcher Dam. For all year round activities there is fishing at Lake Kerferd and Lake Sambell, where you can catch Red Fin, Yellow Belly or Rainbow Trout, or visit our eighteen-
hole golf course with sand greens. You can enjoy our breathtaking scenery, whilst absorbing the history. Our carefully preserved gardens, peaceful historic cemetery, lakeside walks, historic rail trail and mountain bike tracks provide an ideal outdoor experience. Pack a picnic, enjoy a BBQ or sit back and unwind as you experience the diversity of North East Victoria.
Lake Sambell A legacy of the Gold Rush, Lake Sambell is now a parkland, leafy retreat, bird haven and fantastic family playground just five minutes from the centre of Beechworth. It offers extensive walking trails, shady picnic areas and a canoelaunching place. It’s also an angler’s paradise, stocked annually with golden perch and twice yearly with rainbow trout. Redfin can also be caught here. The Lake Sambell reserve area is also home to the Chinese Gardens, developed in recognition of Beechworth’s Chinese heritage. Designed along Feng Shui
principles, the Chinese Gardens feature a series of ponds, extensive plantings and peaceful places for contemplation.
Lake Sambell to Lake Kerferd This 5km walk starts from the bridge over Spring Creek on Peach Drive, near Lake Sambell. It meanders past old mining sites following Spring Creek and Hurdle Creek to Lake Kerferd. Built to establish a water supply for mining, the lake is another great fishing spot, stocked with trout, redfin and golden perch. Make sure you keep to walking tracks as many of the mine shafts are deep and potentially dangerous.
Beechworth Gaol Unlocked Step inside the imposing stone walls of the historic Beechworth Gaol and experience an entertaining and informative 60 minute guided tour. Built between 1857-1864, the Gaol was used as a place of incarceration for almost150 years with Ned Kelly and his mother Ellen among the famous and notorious inmates during its long history. For tours & booking information: www.beechworthonline.com.au Beechworth Ghost tours Fascinating tour of the halls, wards and grounds of the historic Mayday Hills Hospital. The Ghost Tours delve into the real-life stories as well as the tall tales of the people who lived and worked at one of Victoria’s major country asylums. Mayday Hills operated for almost130 years before closing in 1995. www.beechworthghosttours.com
Chapter Three: THings to do
Cycle the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail Beechworth is a paradise for cyclists and offers a host of tracks to suit all ages and levels of fitness. One of the most popular cycling tracks is the 15 km Everton to Beechworth leg of the famous Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail. The ride is a challenging 90 minute climb to Beechworth or an exhilirating downhill run, but definitely worth the effort either way. From Everton Station riders should set off in an easterly direction towards Boundary Road. You will
come to a fork in the road. The path to the left will take you to Beechworth while the path to the right will take you to the Everton township and then on to Myrtleford and Bright. Once you cross Boundary Road you will then ride for approximately 2.5kms before you reach Diffey Road. Diffey Road to the south heads back to the Everton township while off to the east heads towards Beechworth. Diffey Road crosses over the Rail Trail in three different locations as it makes its way to Beechworth.
From this point the trail continues travelling in an uphill direction. This section of the ride gives cyclists a wonderful opportunity to take in the mix of native bush land, farms and wineries. The steep embankments and cuttings are a constant reminder of the hard work and engineering know-how that went into establishing the original railway line through this rugged country all those years ago. Five kilometres shy of Beechworth youâ€™ll reach the site of the former Baarmutha Station. From here the trail plateaus for a while, giving
Points of Interest • The steep cuttings that allowed the train to travel at a constant gradient. • The cafes, restaurants and of course the bakery in Beechworth. • Farmland views as you start to climb up to Beechworth. • The top of the hill. You can always roll back down. Caution • The gradient increases noticeably after you pass the quarry (Diffey Rd).
• Please ensure you have enough water for the entire journey. • Take extreme care when crossing the Great Alpine Rd. • If possible carry other road maps of the region to use in case of an emergency.
cyclists a welcome opportunity to rest their tired legs after the steep uphill climb. You will then cross over Stilley’s Road, Fighting Gully Road and Bartsh’s Road in quick succession. Then it is an uphill ride to Pennyweight Winery where you will enjoy a well-deserved view of Beechworth. At this point the hard work comes to an end as you can literally roll into town without any effort. When you reach Beechworth Station you will be very close to the scenic Lake Sambell and only a few streets away from the centre of town.
Mountain Biking Beechworth is an outstanding destination for mountain bikers with tracks to suit all levels and abilities. Suitable for beginners yet with some challenges for the more experienced, the 6km Flame Trees Trail is a new, purpose built single track following the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. It complements the already impressive offerings at the Beechworth Mountain Bike Park located at the corner of Alma and Greenwattle Roads, not far from the centre of town. To get to
the trailhead, take High Street until you reach a fork in the road. Take Havelock Road and the Alma Road turnoff is about 100 metres along. The Park has something for all levels and includes a cross country single track, a jumps course, short course downhill and an easy cross country circuit for novices of all ages. The full cross-country loop is now almost 10km. Start planning your Beechworth cycling adventures with a visit to: www.murraytomountains.com.au
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L’Oliveraie Take a short drive through Beechworth’s native bush of granite boulders, native pine and eucalypts and discover picturesque L’Oliveraie. Pierre and Helen welcome you to their olive grove to experience the ambiance, learn about olive oil production and invite you to taste the various superb extra virgin olive oils produced there. L’Oliveraie is open for tastings and sales from 11am to 5pm weekends and public holidays or by appointment. See the centre map for directions.
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SPLAToons Cartoon Shop & Gallery SPLAToons is a working cartoon studio, featuring the artwork of cartoonist Adrian “OZ” Osborne.The shop’s walls are lined with hundreds of photos of those who have “been done” on the famous Ned Kelly styled Wanted Posters watch them being drawn live on screen as OZ renders a caricature in just 2 minutes, or email a photo and get your cartoon on a bottle of wine from Australia’s only liquorlicensed cartoon studio! Open: Thurs - Sun 11am to 5pm, Mon – Wed by appointment a. 8a Camp St, Beechworth p. 0413 311 744 e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.splatoons.com
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4: THE LEGENDS Discover the our legends and ghosts of the past.
“It is rumoured that Ned hid in the Commercial Inn cellars when they came for him” Beechworth Resident
xperience the Ned Kelly Touring Route at Beechworth. Spend a few moments longer under the magnolia tree, said to be planted by the explorer Robert O’Hara Burke in honour of his unrequited love. Then get ready to be immersed in the great creative legacy left behind by the pioneering artist Alfred William Eustace, or the novelist Henry Handel Richardson at Chiltern.
Finally, get set to unveil the mystery of Yackandandah township and your tour will be complete.
The Keeper of Legends North East Victoria is ‘Kelly Country’ and Beechworth is renowned for its connections to Ned Kelly and his gang.There are many historic buildings in the town that remain to tell the Kelly legend: the Burke Museum and the Courthouse where
Chapter 4: THE legends
you can stand in the dock where Ned Kelly stood for his Committal Hearing in August 1880. Even the historic public houses hold their own mystery. After a day spent on the inhospitable digging fields these establishments would provide warmth and comfort, a hearty meal and a refreshing ale to our miners. At one time there were over 61 such establishments on the local gold-fields. Today, there remains an impressive collection of fully licensed hotels, all with their original façades intact. However, Beechworth’s history is also firmly planted with the pursuit of culture and learning. Many of its townspeople were noteworthy politicians and businessmen, all of whom contributed to make Beechworth this fascinating blend of culture and history. For more information about the Ned Kelly Touring Route visit www.nedkellytouringroute.com.au
GEORGE BRISCOE KERFERD was sent out to Australia as a young man by his father to set up a branch of the family business. He arrived on the ship Albatross, April 1853. As he stood on the wharf as a young man of 22 years, and gazed out at the bustling scene of Melbourne, little did he know that he would one day be the first Mayor of the Borough of Beechworth 1863-1864 where he settled. He was a local brewer, became a Member of the Legislative Assembly and Judge of the Supreme Court and as Premier of Victoria would achieve his aim to bring the railway to Beechworth. JAMES INGRAM arrived in Beechworth in 1855 from Scotland. He initially set up home in a tent on Ford Street. He went on to establish the local newsagency, which is still used today and where his name can still be seen above the shop. James Ingram is best remembered for his impressive community involvement and his contribution to education and health services in Beechworth.
ROBERT O’HARA BURKE, of Burke and Wills, the first European explorers to cross Australia from south to north, lived in Beechworth and served as superintendent of police between 1854 and 1858. Burke was presented with a set of pistols in appreciation of his local service. One of the pistols was found next to his body after the ill-fated Burke and Wills trek to the Gulf of Carpentaria in 1861. It was inscribed ‘Presented to Captain Burke by the residents of Beechworth, Victoria’. The Burke Museum in Beechworth is one of his legacies. ‘The But But Tree’ on Tanswell Street is over 400 years old. It’s been part of the Beechworth community for over a century. Originally, it was the site of the first miners’ church service, later used by blacksmiths as a canopy to shield the sun, and even became the unofficial post office where messages for missing persons were nailed onto its branches.
BURKE MUSEUM A wi ndow to b e e c h wo rth ’s Past Experience one of regional Victoria’s undiscovered treasures - the Burke Museum. In 1863 the Museum was added to the Beechworth Athenaeum and Public Library building in honour of Robert O’Hara Burke the explorer. Burke had served as superintendent of Police at Beechworth from 1854 to 1858. Discover the early collections of the Museum, including Aboriginal artefacts from southeastern Australia purchased in 1868 and an unusual natural history collection of the 1860’s.
• Learn about life, law and order on the Beechworth goldfield. • Examine one of the original Ned Kelly death masks and learn about Ned Kelly’s association with Beechworth. • See the Beechworth Chinese Community collection, including a small number of 19th century Chinese banners. • Experience the sights and sounds in the ‘Street of Shops’, a reproduction of Beechworth’s streetscape last century. • Changing temporary exhibitions throughout the year include objects from the collection and address aspects of local history. • A variety of interesting travelling exhibitions.
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and the North East Region You came to play… now you want to stay? Indigo Shire is located in Victoria’s picturesque northeast and boarders the Murray River, the Australian AIps and the municipalities of Wodonga, Wangaratta, Towong, Alpine and Moira. It couldn’t be a better mix – a great place to live with excellent community facilities, great retail centres, close proximity to major cities and all the chain stores and superb social services. Beechworth offers first class health services, some of the best primary and secondary schools in the state, there are tertiary educational facilities in close proximity and its all in the clean, green environment of the beautiful north east. With a climate of four distinct seasons, the area is a great place for a healthy family life and offers superb bushwalking, fishing and cycling opportunities as well as many sporting and leisure clubs, from croquet to lawn tennis. Skiing and all the other delights of the
Alpine region are also within easy reach of Beechworth. As one of Victoria’s leading year-round tourist destinations, Beechworth is an attractive option for city people interested in establishing a small business in a country town. With an active Chamber of Commerce, it boasts a thriving shopping centre with a mix of small businesses from B&B’s and guest houses to highend fashion and lifestyle retail to gourmet restaurants, hairdressers, supermarkets and financial services. Several of Beechworth’s most successful businesses have been established by people who have made a ‘tree change’ from other regions. Tourism, health, manufacturing, education and professional service industries offer a broad range of employment opportunities. There are a number of large employers in the region including Uncle Toby’s, Mars, Brown Brothers, Murray Goulburn Dairy and Woolworths Distribution Centre.
In Beechworth itself there are day care and pre-school facilities, State, Catholic and Montessori primary schools and a Secondary College. Tertiary educational opportunities include Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE 25 minutes away in Wangaratta, Latrobe University 30 minutes away In Wodonga and Charles Stuart University, 40 minutes drive to Albury. Beechworth has its own medical centre as well as hospital and aged care facilities, with major regional hospitals being nearby in Wodonga and Wangaratta. From Melbourne, Beechworth is an easy three-hour drive via the Hume Freeway. Albury Airport is serviced by four airlines – Virgin Blue, Qantas, Regional Express and Brindabella with regular capital city flights available seven days a week. For more information visit: www.indigoshire.vic.gov.au or contact the Economic Development Officer on 03 5728 8000.
Annual Calendar Every season in Beechworth has its own unique encounter. Our calendar is a celebration of our heritage and the bountiful harvest of locally grown produce. Visit www.beechworthonline.com.au to find out more. Summer
Opera in the Alps | January Held at the foothills of the Victorian Alps. Sample local gourmet food and wine whilst enjoying a spectacular night of opera under the stars. For further information: Australian Music Events 03 9819 7166 or Beechworth Visitor Information Centre1300 366 321 or www.beechworthonline.com.au
Golden Horseshoes Festival | Easter Weekend Features a Grand Parade as one of the major events along with food stalls, children’s activities, Easter egg hunt, a visit from the Easter bunny, live music and much more. This event is held on Easter Saturday and Sunday each year. For further information: Beechworth Visitor Information Centre1300 366 321 or www.beechworthonline.com.au
Drive Back in Time | First weekend in May Vintage, veteran and classic cars from all over Australia converge on Beechworth in a massive show of automotive technology and style. Visitors can enjoy the static display of historic cars, engines, motorbikes, trucks and equipment. For further information: Beechworth Visitor Information Centre1300 366 321 or www.beechworthonline.com.au
Harvest Celebration | Third weekend in May Dozens of local and regional purveyors of fine wines, fruit, nuts, vegetables, preserves and other produce gather each May to showcase their fabulous fare. For further information: Beechworth Visitor Information Centre1300 366 321 or www.harvestcelebration.com.au
Beechworth’s Ned Kelly Weekend | First weekend in August Centering around the Beechworth Historic Precinct enjoy dramatisations of Australia’s most famous bushranger’s trial, talks by leading Kelly historians, tours, exhibitions and much more.
For further information: Beechworth Visitor Information Centre1300 366 321 or www.beechworthonline.com.au
Kelly COUNTRY PICK | Third weekend in August Bluegrass and Old Time Country Music Convention. Come and join us for a fabulous weekend of concerts, instrument and dance workshops, jam sessions, instrument displays, open stage and the Sunday gospel sing-a-long. For further information: Peter Hisco 0425 134 976, peter@ kellycountrypick.org or www.kellycountrypick.org
BEECHWORTH OkTOBERFEST | Second weekend in October Come along and enjoy German festivities with local beer, German cuisine, music and entertainment, and activities for the whole family. Hosted by Bridge Road Brewers at Tanswells Old Coach House off Ford Street. For further information: Ben Kraus 03 5728 2703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bridgeroadbrewers.com.au
beechworth Celtic Festival | First weekend in November A stirring celebration of Beechworth’s Celtic past with concerts, street parades, side shows, pipe bands, Highland and Irish dancing, street stage, genealogy, Celtic Mass and Clan Societies. For further information: Beechworth Visitor Information Centre1300 366 321 or www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au
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5: RETAIL HEAVEN Enjoy the chic and individual style of our amazing shopping precinct.
lose your eyes and think shopping because this is retail heaven. These days Beechworth is renowned equally for its fantastic shopping opportunities as for its famous historical attractions. Here you can take a leisurely stroll under the shady verandahs and discover some of the best boutique shopping outside of Melbourne. The eclectic mix of sophisticated
and contemporary stores offers a fantastic array of products, from beautiful jewellery to quality home and garden wares, a great range of fashion, shoes and accessories, luxurious soaps and moisturisers, exquisite linen, ceramics, books, gifts, gourmet food and even a shop specialising in products for your pooch! And in Beechworth, youâ€™ll always find a park!
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â€œAs we drive into town the first thing we do is see if our favourite shops are open.â€? Beechworth Visitor
Add to that our fabulous art and craft markets held several times a year. And in between all that retail therapy you can break for a coffee or lunch at any one of our superb cafes and restaurants dotted through the main shopping area.
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Quality exclusive labels including European, Australian and New Zealand designers. Specialising in event dressing and day wear, from sizes 8 to 22.
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Leaders in Possum & Merino Knitwear • Hemp • Cotton Bamboo • Wool Creating unique relationships, experiences and standards within our community for sustainability and the environment.
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This concept store features Australia’s most comprehensive alpaca collection • • • • •
exquisite fashions, including unique designer collections selected alpaca accessories including hand crafted pieces alpaca homewares including blankets, throws, doonas, pillows and more… yarn, yarn kits and fleece in every ply and colour jewellery, gifts & childrens wear
Beechworth - Official Visitors Guide www.ardentalpaca.com.au 2/35 Camp Street, Beechworth AdVertiser PrOOf P: 1300 660 993 F: 03 5728 2207 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Open 7 days 9am-5pm
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“I don’t shop in the city before we set out I wait for my weekend in Beechworth.” Beechworth Visitor
6: food & wine Prepare to feast on gourmet foods and cool climate wines, nurtured and tended lovingly in the local soil.
eechworthâ€™s distinct four seasons make it ideal for growing a diverse range of superb produce. Apples, stone fruit, berries, pears and even saffron as well as chestnuts and walnuts are all harvested fresh from local orchards and nut groves, complemented by locally produced honey, olives and olive oils as well as a mouthwatering array of preserves.
One of the best ways of discovering our gourmet delights is on two wheels. You can pick up a Pedal to Produce basket for your bicycle from the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre and take in the farm gates, orchards and vineyards dotted around the area. Beechworthâ€™s gourmet riches are showcased at the annual Harvest Celebration and all year round on the
“Enjoy the unforgettable flavours of our fresh local produce” Beechworth Resident
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menus of our renowned, awardwinning restaurants and cafes, at our breweries, bakeries, pubs and specialty providores and at a Farmers’ Market, held on the first Saturday of each month in the picturesque grounds of the historic Christ Church, Beechworth.
“We produce some of the finest local produce and wines in the area. It’s our rich and porous soil from the surrounding hills and valleys that is the secret behind our fresh regional produce.” Beechworth Resident
The Seasonal Indulgence Food & Wine guide to Beechworth and the beautiful North East region is available from the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre and offers comprehensive information about places to eat, drink, cycle, local festivals and events and suggested itineraries. Online at www.northeastvalleys.com.au
Fine Wine Beechworth’s climate and ancient, weathered soils also offer perfect conditions for wine growers with some internationally renowned artisan vintages produced at vineyards in the area. Grapes have been grown here since the gold rush when the first vines
were planted. Small-scale vineyards flourished throughout the region and by 1865 nearly 90 acres of gardens and small farms in the Beechworth district were under cultivation. Today some two dozen vineyards are dotted around the ridge tops and hillsides around the town, producing concentrated, intensely flavoured and highly individual wines. Visitors can sample the superb wines of the Beechworth region at a small number of Cellar Doors close to town where you can meet the makers and soak up the beautiful views. You can also choose from the excellent wine lists of several of our renowned restaurants. Ask at the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre for up to date information about opening times for Cellar Doors or those which can be visited by appointment or visit the Beechworth Vignerons online at www.beechworthvineyards. com.au for more comprehensive information, maps and links.
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Hotel Nicholas Open daily for lunch & dinner with four dining sections - the Victoriana Gallery with local and Kelly memorabilia plus open fire, the Historic Cellar with a “Gold Rush” atmosphere, the Art Deco Parlour & Balcony or shaded courtyard. There’s a drive through bottle shop, main bar with sporting memorabilia and an extensive local wine list. They specialise in functions and tour groups are welcome. The Art Deco style B&B features an ensuite, private balcony, TV/DVD and other mod cons.
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Beechworth Provender This very popular local establishment has been featured in the Age Good Food Guide for the past 5 years and it’s no surprise. They offer the most extensive range of local wines and gourmet produce, great coffee, an assortment of teas, homemade treats, healthy light meals and hampers. From big reds to quality jewellery, opals, gold nuggets and
gift wear – there really is something for every occasion. Beechworth - Official Visitors Guide Open every day from 8am to 5.30pm. AdVertiser PrOOf a. 18 Camp st, Beechworth
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the Hibernian Hotel & Apartments Built in 1868, the Hibernian has enjoyed a colourful history including hosting the wedding reception for one of the Kelly gang! Today the hotel, after extensive renovations, is modern, spacious and comfortable with service to match. Lunch and dinner is served daily (expect Xmas) with one of the most extensive wine lists in Beechworth. There are also full TAB facilities and games for the kids. If seeking accommodation, there are modern semi self-contained apartments adjoining the hotel. a. 40 Camp st, Beechworth p. 03 5728 2028 e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.hibernianhotel.com.au
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Tanswell’s Commercial Hotel
Originally built 1853 and listed on the National Trust, this grand old dame Beechworth - inOfficial Visitors Guide offers contemporary dining, a vibrant classic pub bar and traditional budget hotel accommodation for today’s traveller. Secure storage for cycling enthusiasts. Country AdVertiser PrOOf hospitality with a modern edge. Open 7 days. a. 50 Ford St, Beechworth p. 03 5728 1480
Larder fromagerie & Provisions
Beechworth - quality, Official Visitors Guide If you love high delicious provisions, then you are guaranteed to love Larder. They stock exquisite local & international cheese, St Ali coffee, cakes, T2 tea, Renaissance handmade chocolates, quality smallgoods, condiments, olives, biscuits, ADVERTISER PROOF terrines, tarts & so much more..... Open every day except Tuesday. a. 14a Camp st, Beechworth p. 03 5728 2299
The Stanley Surrounded by historic apple, chestnut and berry farms, The Stanley offers a perfect escape. The Bistro features a decidedly French menu, drawing on seasonal and local produce. The Bar offers a range of premium quality aperitifs, locally handcrafted beers on tap and an exceptional local and international wine list. Bistro open for lunch Thurs to Sun and dinner Wed to Sat. Bar open from 4pm Wed and from 11am Thurs to Sun. There’s also accommodation available with two French-Provincial style rooms.
Beechworth - Official Visitors Guide AdVertiser PrOOf a. 6-12 Myrtleford-Stanley Rd, Stanley
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Gigi’s of Beechworth Owner Allan Parker loves foraging local hills for mushrooms, berries and nuts; and sourcing wine, cheese, meat, fruit and vegtables from local producers. At Gigi’s they roast their own coffee, make their own butter and bake their own sourdough. “This love of local bounty is balanced with inspiration from the kitchens of southern Europe.” The Age Good Food Guide. Gigi’s extensive wine list has been awarded a wine glass by Gourmet Traveller. Open for breakfast, lunch & dinner (closed Wed, Thur & Sun dinner). a. 69 ford st, Beechworth p. 03 5728 2575 e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.gigisofbeechworth.com
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Beechworth Wine Region You will find a warm welcome and great wines, all within 10 minutes of Beechworth Speckled throughout the mineral laden hills of Beechworth are two dozen vineyards. Family winegrowers tend to many of the vineyards with a fierce independence and passion for making the best artisan wines. Beechworth’s vineyards are sited on ridge tops and hillsides, its ancient geology is skeletal, weathered ground with meagre vineyard soils. The low yielding terroir produces concentrated intense wines. 1 IndIgo VIneyaRd At Indigo we do things differently. You sit down with a set of Riedel glasses, tasting notes and a complimentary vineyard plate. We will guide you through a structured tasting of Indigo’s reds and whites. Enjoy and taste at your leisure in serene surrounds. This is a “Must Do” when you visit Beechworth. We welcome Groups of 8 to 20 with prior notice. The Cellar Door is open Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm. 1221 Beechworth Wangaratta Rd, Everton Upper T: 03 5727 0233 www.indigovineyard.com.au
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7: accommodation Whatever your accommodation choice, experience the true warmth and friendliness of good, old fashioned hospitality.
“This is the perfect place to snuggle in front of a warm log fire and enjoy a gourmet meal with a premium bottle of wine.” Beechworth Visitor
here is a hearty welcome awaiting you in our town. Perhaps it’s the clear mountain air, the abundance of quality produce or simply the good oldfashioned hospitality that has given Beechworth residents the well deserved reputation of being warm and inviting hosts.
With accommodation to suit everyone, whether you are looking for a delightful bed and breakfast, a grand guest house, comfy hotel or motel, an old world pub, cabin, self catering cottage or caravan park, Beechworth is the ideal destination. For accommodation bookings visit www.beechworthonline.com.au
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Two lovely cottages situated in the Visitors picturesque Wooragee Valley 10 minutes from Beechworth - Official Guide Beechworth. The open fireplace, queen size brass beds, antique furnishings plus front and rear verandahs create an old world charm and there are plenty of modern AdVertiser PrOOf luxuries as well. Hearty breakfast starter pack on first day. a. 1149 Beechworth Wodonga rd, Wooragee p. 03 5728 7291 w. www.tourisminternet.com.au/bwcolby.htm
Creek View Cottage
Beechworth - inOfficial Visitors Guide Become a local Beechworth by staying in a typical 1870’s house on the banks of Spring Creek. Conveniently located close to the centre of town, the cottage comfortably sleep 6 - 8 people with all the mod cons you’d expect including outdoor ADVERTISER PROOF dining. Bring your friends and pets. a. 74 High st, Beechworth p. 0418 178 475 w. www.creekviewcottage.com.au
Newtown Park Motel
Offering quiet-and comfortable rooms with a touch of luxury, you’ll be impressed Beechworth Official Visitors Guide by the level of service at Newtown Park Motel. Singles, couples and families are all catered for in our ground floor units surrounded by beautiful gardens with parking at AdVertiser PrOOf door. 3.5 star AAA rated. You will not be disappointed. a. 38 Bridge Rd, Beechworth (Wangaratta-Wodonga Rd) p. 03 5728 2244 w. www.newtownparkmotel.com.au
Lakeside Chalet & Lakeside studio
Beechworth - equipped, Official Visitors These two well self contained properties areGuide walking distance to the town centre and offer magnificent views of Lake Sambell. If AdVertiser you’re planning an intimate getaway or need to cater for a group, you can choose PrOOf from a 2 bedroom “vogue” style studio or large 4 bedroom house. Both will impress. a. 1 Kraus Lane, Beechworth p. 03 5728 2371 w. www.lakehideaway.com.au
Armour Motor inn This 3.5 star motel is located in the heart of Beechworth at the Lake Sambell end of Camp St and just 200m from the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. They offer 20 rooms including 6 family suites (one with wheelchair access). All have balcony or garden views and are equipped with modern facilities including wireless internet. There is a solar heated pool, sauna (perfect for weary bike riders) and a great BBQ area that’s very popular. Midweek packages are a specialty. Speak to Warren and Fiona or visit the website for details. a. 1 Camp st, Beechworth p. 03 5728 1466 e. email@example.com w. www.armourmotorinn.com.au
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This meticulously restored Victorian home is nestled within an extensive English style garden, offering elegant accommodation and tranquil surrounds. The property features six individually decorated bedrooms (five with their own ensuite) and a delightful sitting room, with extensive library, CD collection and open fire. It is a relaxing haven within walking distance of shops, galleries and restaurants, and the perfect touring base for exploring some of Australia’s most beautiful and interesting country.
Beechworth - Official Visitors Guide ADVERTISER PROOF 3 Finch St, Beechworth Ph: 03 5728 2655 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.beechworth.com/finches
“It’s the little things that make us different” It’s all about location…
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Welcome to Beechworth Carriage Motor Inn, nestled just 200 metres from the centre of town. An idyllic country setting with outstanding features combined with exemplary customer service.
94 cm HD-LCD TV in all rooms Unlimited free high speed internet Spa suite / off street parking Restaurant open for groups 15 or more Free guest laundry / Pool and BBQ Cooked & continental breakfasts to your room 7 days
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Golden Heritage MoTor Inn & CoTTAgeS
Located just 1.2 kms from the centre of historic Beechworth, our motor inn and cottages are set in quiet country surrounds overLooking the scenic Beechworth gorge.
tHe Motor inn feAtUres… • 10 well appointed ground floor, spacious units, each with king or queen size beds • King rooms feature balcony views
tHe cottAges feAtUre… • Lounge/dining area and fully self-contained kitchenette • Choose from a one or two bedroom spa cottage or ask about the two bedroom/two bathroom cottage
BotH styles of AccoMModAtion offer…. Split system heating & cooling plus ceiling fans, plasma or LCD TV’s with free movies and Fox Sport channels, free wifi with a free internet hub in reception, access to the swimming pool and BBQ facilities, courtesy bus to your favourite restaurant
51 Sydney rd, BeeChworth Ph 03 5728 1404 Fax 03 5728 2119 toll Free: 1800 812 269 email@example.com www.goldenheritage.com.au
Annie’s HolidAy Units Relax on the balcony and enjoy the peaceful views • Modern two and three bedroom self-contained units • All linen supplied • Split system heating/cooling • LCD Television with Free Movies and Fox Sports Channels • DD phone/internet access • Courtesy Bus to your favourite restaurant Cnr Sydney and GorGe rdS, BeeChworth Ph: 03 5728 1500 Fax: 03 5728 2119 toll Free: 1800 812 269 e: firstname.lastname@example.org www.anniesholidayunits.com.au
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Lake House Beechworth With its distinctive New England style, Lake House Beechworth is a luxury lake-front holiday home for your next unforgettable holiday. Providing superior accommodation for up to 6 guests, the house boasts 3 elegant and spacious bedrooms with king size beds, (master with spa ensuite and private deck). Thereâ€™s a large open plan lounge/dining area with gas log fire and large flat screen plasma plus a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, laundry, viewing decks and large outdoor entertaining area with BBQ.
Beechworth - Official Visitors Guide AdVertiser PrOOf a. 2A Jarvis rd, Beechworth
p. 0408 847 199 e. email@example.com w. www.lakehousebeechworth.com.au
Lake sambell Caravan Park Lake Sambell Caravan Park is the only caravan park located within walking distance to the centre of town. The park offers shaded powered or un-powered sites, 14 ensuite cabins and 6 on-site caravans. It boasts a very clean amenities block and laundry, camp kitchen, BBQ areas, playground, mini golf and kiosk. They offer mountain bikes, canoes and kayaks for hire and guests can enjoy swimming and fishing in the lake, as well as many walking and bike trails located nearby.
Beechworth - Official Visitors Guide AdVertiser PrOOf a. 20 Peach drive, Beechworth
p. 03 5728 1421 e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.caravanparkbeechworth.com.au
the Old Priory Guesthouse This charming & historic convent, close to town, is inexpensive and ideal for groups, families or individuals. With reading and recreation rooms plus lounge and dining rooms, you can relax by the open fires, have a BBQ in the courtyard or experience the stunning gardens from the historic wide balconies. The property also has uniquely restored Minersâ€™ cottages for couples and a self contained 2BR apartment. Weddings and memorable occasions with a personal touch are our specialty. Your hosts, Pam & Graeme Bell. a. 8 Priory Lane, Beechworth p. 03 5728 1024 e. email@example.com w. www.oldpriory.com.au
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Beechworth’s finest award winning guesthouse
Step back in time to the Victorian era (circa 1876) in this immaculately renovated 5 star B&B, lovingly restored to accommodate guests who wish to experience luxury accommodation in the heart of town. This grand building features an impressive spiral staircase, fire places in each of the upstairs rooms, 15ft high ceilings and craftsmanship no longer found
in modern buildings. There are six bedrooms all with private bathrooms, with two overlooking the swimming pool, spa and landscaped gardens. The property has been featured in newspapers, magazine and travel programs, having won countless awards for excellence. The experience is one you will never forget.
Beechworth - Official Visitors Guide ADVERTISER PROOF 97 Ford St, Beechworth Ph: 03 5728 2371 Mob: 0417 140 921 or 0409 958 340 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W. www.freemanonford.com.au
Bed & Breakfa st
Quality Hospitality Ambience Welcome to Foxgloves B&B, our tastefully restored Victorian cottage (circa 1897), in the heart of Beechworth. Enjoy cooked breakfasts, homemade afternoon teas and port/sherry served in our cosy lounge or sunny patio. Our en suite, queen sized bedrooms, each with private garden verandahs, have quality linen, wool doonas, electric underblankets, ducted heating and reverse cycle heating/cooling. The upstairs suite also has a lounge/dining room where breakfast is served. Relax in the guests’ lounge with log fire and widescreen TV. Wi fi internet available and on-site parking. 21 Loch St, Beechworth email@example.com
Ph: 03 5728 1224 w w w. f o x g l o v e s . c o m . a u
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Stanley… AN EXPERIENCE
FOR ALL SEASONS
PLANETREES LODGE and historic BLOOMFIELD offer luxury accommodation in the picturesque gold town of Stanley - just five minutes from historic Beechworth. These unique, self catering houses combine character and contemporary comforts, each sleeping up to 8 people or 16 18 combined. 25 minutes to many attractions of the NE Victoria renowned for natural beauty, diverse culture and rich gourmet experience. Located on either side of the Stanley village these houses stand in leafy and tranquil gardens. A short walk through the village centre you will find the pub (known for fine French bistro dining), nature walks, the Recreation Reserve and tennis court.
BLOOMFIELD PLANETREES LODGE
Looking to hold an event? The Stanley Hall and the historic Athenaeum are available to hire for celebrations, workshops and other gatherings suiting numbers of 10 to 80. We can assist you with caterers and other services. Wi Fi and mobile services available.
Beechworth - Official Visitors Guide ADVERTISER PROOF firstname.lastname@example.org • www.planetrees.com.au email@example.com • www.bloomfieldwalnutgrove.com.au
Offering the best of both worlds Close enough to town for convenience….
but far enough for true peace and tranquillity
Come and unwind in our bush setting at the junction of Silver and Spring Creeks, conveniently located just 3 minutes drive from the heart of Beechworth. • • • • •
Solar heated salt water pool Kids playground Portable camp fires (wood supplied at Kiosk) Ice and LPG available Camp Kitchen with open fire place
Come and enjoy a memorable family holiday with a difference and don’t forget to bring the dog.
SILVER CREEK CARAVAN PARK 151 Stanley Rd, Beechworth | Ph: 03 5728 1597 firstname.lastname@example.org www.beechworthcaravanpark.com.au
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Bed & Breakfast alBertines Beechworth a. 12 Albert Rd, Beechworth
e. email@example.com w. www.albertinesbeechworth.com.au
p. 03 5728 2842
Barnsley house historic B&B a. 5 John St, Beechworth
e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.barnsleyhouse.com.au
p. 03 57281037
finches of Beechworth a. 3 Finch St, Beechworth
e. email@example.com w. www.beechworth.com/finches
p. 03 5728 2655 see pg. 50
foxgloves B&B a. 21 Loch St, Beechworth
e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.foxgloves.com.au
p. 03 5728 1224 see pg. 53
freeman on ford a. 97 Ford St, Beechworth
e. email@example.com w. www.freemanonford.com.au
p. 03 5728 2371 see pg. 53
hotel nicholas a. 1A Camp Street, Beechworth
e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.hotelnicholas.com.au
p. 03 5728 1051
the rose cottage B&B a. 42 Camp St, Beechworth
e. email@example.com w. www.beechworth.com/rosecottage
p. 03 5728 1069
the old Priory guesthouse a. 8 Priory Lane, Beechworth
e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.oldpriory.com.au
p. 03 5728 1024 see pg. 52
the stanley a. 6-12 Myrtleford-Stanley Rd, Stanley
e. email@example.com w. www.thestanley.com.au
p. 03 5728 6502
lake samBell caravan Park a. 20 Peach Drive, Beechworth
e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.caravanparkbeechworth.com.au
p. 03 5728 1421 see pg. 52
silver creek caravan Park a. 151 Stanley Rd, Beechworth
e. email@example.com w. www.beechworthcaravanpark.com.au
p. 03 5728 1597 see pg. 54
armour motor inn a. 1 Camp St, Beechworth
e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.armourmotorinn.com.au
p. 03 5728 1466 see pg. 49
Beechworth carriage motor inn a. 44 Camp St, Beechworth
e. email@example.com w. www.beechworthcarriagemotorinn.com.au
p. 03 5728 1830 see pg. 50
golden heritage motor inn & cottages a. 51 Sydney Rd, Beechworth
e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.goldenheritage.com.au
p. 03 5728 1404 see pg. 51
newtown Park motel a. 38 Bridge Rd, Beechworth
e. email@example.com w. www.newtownparkmotel.com.au
p. 03 5728 2244 see pg. 49
yackandandah townshiPhill motel e. firstname.lastname@example.org a. 3729 Myrtleford Road Yackandandah w. www.yackandandahaccommodation.com.au
p. 02 6027 1467
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self contained 1860 luxury accommodation a. 4 Surrey Lane, Beechworth
e. email@example.com w. www.1860luxuryaccommodation.com
p. 0408 273 783
Bloomfield walnut grove a. 1 Little Scotland Rd, Stanley
e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.bloomfieldwalnutgrove.com.au
p. 1800 035 078 see pg. 54
candleBark cottage a. 331 Reids Way, Beechworth
e. email@example.com w. www.candlebarkcottage.com.au
p. 03 5728 2375
colBy cottages a. 1149 Beechworth Wodonga Rd, Wooragee
e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.tourisminternet.com.au/bwcolby.htm
p. 03 5728 7291 see pg. 49
creek view cottage a. 74 High St, Beechworth
e. email@example.com w. www.creekviewcottage.com.au
p. 0418 178 475 see pg. 49
annieâ€™s holiday units a. Cnr Sydney & Gorge Rds, Beechworth
e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.anniesholidayunits.com.au
p. 03 5728 1500 see pg. 51
hiBernian hotel & aPartments a. 40 Camp St, Beechworth
e. email@example.com w. www.hibernianhotel.com.au
p. 03 5728 2028
ingleBrae a. 37 Balaclava Rd, Beechworth
e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.beechworth.com/cottages/inglebrae
p. 0427 214 421
kelly & wright luxury accomm a. 56 High St, Beechworth
e. email@example.com w. www.beechworthaccommodation.biz
p. 0418 321 226
laidlaw cottage a. 12 Finch St, Beechworth
e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.laidlawcottages.com.au
p. 03 5728 6691
lake house Beechworth a. 2a Jarvis Rd, Beechworth
e. email@example.com w. www.lakehousebeechworth.com.au
p. 0408 847 199 see pg. 52
lakeside chalet & lakeside studio e. firstname.lastname@example.org a. 1 Kraus Lane, Beechworth w. www.lakehideaway.com.au
p. 03 5728 2371 see pg. 49
lilac cottage a. 23 William St, Beechworth
e. email@example.com w. www.beechworth.com/cottages/lilac
p. 0427 214 421
oBan house a. 27 Finch St, Beechworth
e. firstname.lastname@example.org w. www.beechworth.com/cottages
p. 0427 214 421
Beechworth -e.Official Visitors Guidep. 03 5728 6589 email@example.com w. www.planetrees.com.au see pg. 54 ADVERTISER PROOF
Planetrees lodge a. Stanley Rd, Stanley
Beechworth Massage Beechworth Massage offers you the unique chance to relax and unwind in the luxury of your own accommodation. Offering a range of therapists and styles to suit your needs, this mobile service is available 9am â€“ 8pm, 7 days a week. Bookings at our purpose built rooms also available. a. 3/74 Ford St, Beechworth (Marion Arcade) p. 0419 505 853 w. www.beechworthmassage.com.au
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Tastes of Rutherglen rutherglen hosts the ultimate “fete de gourmand”, with chefs and winemakers presenting entrees matched to the best wines of rutherglen. held annually over two weekends in march.
Rutherglen Winery Walkabout Join in the excitement of Victoria’s original wine festival held annually each June on the Queens birthday long weekend. www.winemakers.com
all saints estate Ph 1800 021 621
anderson winery Ph 02 6032 8111
buller wines rutherglen Ph 02 6032 9660
CamPbells wines Ph 02 60 33 6000
Chambers rosewood winery Ph 02 6032 8641
Cofield wines Ph 02 6033 3798
gehrig estate wines Ph 02 6026 7296
Jones winery & Vineyard Ph 02 6032 8496
laKe moodemere Vineyards Ph 02 6032 9449
morris wines Ph 02 6026 7303
mount Prior Vineyard Ph 02 6026 7309
Pfeiffer wines Ph 02 6033 2805
rutherglen estates Ph 02 6032 7999
sCion Vineyard and winery Ph 02 6032 8844
stanton & Killeen wines Ph 02 6032 9457
st leonards Vineyard Ph 02 6033 1004
Valhalla wines 02 6033 1438
Vintara winery Ph 0447 327 517
warrabilla wines Ph 02 6035 7242
watChbox wines P: 02 6026 9299
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