Visiting our Shire

We are situated in Victoria's picturesque North East. Indigo Shire borders the Murray River, the Australian Alps and is 270km north east of Melbourne.

Dreams of striking it rich brought thousands of hopeful miners to the region following the discovery of gold at Beechworth in 1852. Gold fever quickly spread to Yackandandah, Chiltern and finally to Rutherglen.

Today the area is renowned as one of Victoria's premier tourist destinations with a rich history and beautifully preserved towns, stunning natural attractions, superb food, wine and craft beer, nature pursuits such as cycling and walking and an excellent range of accommodation options.

Indigo Shire is the ideal destination for an indulgent, romantic weekend getaway, a mid-week escape, a family gathering or a few leisurely days drive exploring the rich history, culture and diversity this gorgeous region has to offer.


For more information on the historic towns of Indigo Shire, follow the links below:


Beechworth Chiltern Rutherglen Yackandandah