Beechworth Tourism Information
Following the discovery of gold in 1852, Beechworth flourished.
A vibrant, lively place, it was enriched by the contributions of people from many different cultures. The legacy of those pioneers is preserved in the many historic buildings and heritage streetscapes with their wide tree-lined avenues and shady wooden verandahs. Today visitors can explore the town's opulent past by taking a leisurely and enjoyable self-guided walking tour of central Beechworth. An excellent detailed guide is available from the Visitor Information Centre.
Today, Beechworth offers new riches for visitors to enjoy, with renowned regional cuisine, excellent cool climate wines and the ambience of great cafes and fine restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets.
Shopping in Beechworth is also a memorable experience with antiques, collectibles, fine art, pottery, books, fashion boutiques, jewelers, home-wares and an array of other specialty shops crammed into town's commercial centre.
The area is one of outstanding natural beauty with endless opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors to explore the trails and back roads of the Beechworth Gorge, Beechworth Historic Park, Stanley State Forest and Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park.
Mountain biking is an increasingly popular adventure activity with a dedicated mountain bike park offering a host of tracks to suit all levels of fitness and skill. And for cyclists seeking something slightly more sedate, the Beechworth to Everton branch of the famous Murray to Mountains Rail Trail offers an outstanding ride on a sealed path through the area's picturesque bush and farmland.
The Beechworth Visitor Information Centre can help you with your accommodation needs and offer excellent advice on making the most of your stay. Contact our friendly team on 1300 366 321 or email: visit_beechworth@indigo shire.vic.gov.au or visit www.beechworthonline.com.au
Last updated: 16 December 2010