Built upon the splendour of the early gold-rush days, Beechworth is recognised as Australia’s finest historic gold-mining town. Discover the alfresco cafes dotted along historic streetscapes, or experience a taste of fine dining at excellent restaurants with world-class wine lists.
The Historic and Cultural Precinct offers a wonderful glimpse into the town's rich past, with a museum, parks and gardens and the courthouse where Ned Kelly and his mother were tried.
Wine lovers will find an intimate wine culture in Beechworth - renowned for its chardonnay, shiraz and pinot noir, with alternative Italian varietals also emerging. Additionally, often you'll be speaking directly with the winemaking or vigneron family at one of the numerous cellar doors.
If shopping is your preferred way to unwind, Beechworth's specialty shops and gourmet local produce add to the street ambience. Home to many talented artists and artisans from around the world, the town is brimming with galleries, antiques, fine art and ceramics.
If you’re feeling adventurous, Beechworth has an 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.
A blend of culture, adventure, mystery, history and passion – Beechworth has all the elements of a good novel, and best of all… it’s only around a 35 minute drive away from Rutherglen.