Discover the treasures that lie within Beechworth's beautiful shopfronts, enjoy locally brewed craft beer and boutique wines and explore the rich and fascinating gold rush, bushranger and Aboriginal history of the area. For those wanting to venture outdoors, the nature around Beechworth is stunning.
For a comprehensive overview of all there is to do in Beechworth, checkout explorebeechworth.com.au
If you love walking and exploring there are plenty of scenic trails in Beechworth. Take your daypack and head out for an hour or half day and explore the Beechworth Historic Park. In the summer months, Lake Sambell is perfect for a cool dip with a sandy beach, BBQ's and picnic tables. The lake is a 200 metre stroll from 1860. Just ask us and we'll show you the short-cut over Spring Creek and our secret bridge.
Old Beechworth Gaol
The Old Beechworth Gaol is one of Australia’s most significant post European cultural sites. Its role in the chain of events that led to the execution of Ned Kelly is significant as it housed Ned’s mother – Ellen Kelly, many of the Kelly sympathisers and Ned himself, alongside the rest of the Kelly gang.
Fascinating guided tours are available of the Old Beechworth Gaol. Tours commence at 11:00am and 1:00pm daily. Tour duration is approximately one hour. Tickets can be purchased at the Café at the Old Beechworth Gaol. The Old Gaol Café is open from 9:00am to 2:00pm everyday.
Beechworth Historic Precinct
The historic Courthouse is home to some of the most dramatic events of gold era Australia, including the trial which sealed Ned Kelly's fate.
The Robert O'Hara Burke Memorial Museum has a historically significant collection with many items dating back more than 150 years ago and some linked to famous figures of history such as Dame Nellie Melba and Robert O'Hara Burke (Burke & Wills).
Don't miss the Ned Kelly Vault if you interested in Australian history, folklore and Ned Kelly memorabilia, images and artefacts.
Eat, Drink, Shop
Beechworth is a haven for artisan wines, beers, regional produce, great cafés, restaurants and retail therapy. This is a vibrant, friendly country town with the essentials including excellent coffee, sure to make the most seasoned city goer gloriously happy. Wander the two main streets to find excellent pub fare at the Empire Hotel and dine in at cosy bistros including the Ox & Hound and the Press Room Wine Bar. And don't miss a true dining treat at the two hatted Provenance Restaurant.
Beechworth is the place to get your wheels spinning. We have the sealed Murray to Mountains Rail Trail just next to 1860, the Beechworth Mountain Bike Park 2km away and many excellent gravel trails for those who like their wheels knobbly and fat.
If you want the cycling low-down, visit ridehighcountry.com.au