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Beechworth - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located in the foothills of the Australian Alps and surrounded by lush valleys and spectacular scenery, Beechworth is one of Victoria’s best-preserved gold rush towns, with more than 30 buildings listed by the National Trust. Included in its remarkable architectural heritage is the jail where bushranger Ned Kelly was imprisoned.

With its history and culture, and close proximity to the Australia Alps, Beechworth makes an ideal place to stay for a week, with plenty to explore, or just to relax. As well as the history, there are plenty of natural attractions, Beechworth being surrounded by acres of National and State Forest, that include Beechworth Historic Park, Stanley State Forest and Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park.
 

It is also a great place to make your base, offering a range of accommodation style from bed and breakfast, camping and caravan, guesthouse, motel, self-contained and others.

Check out our listing of Beechworth accommodation and Indigo Shire Region accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Beechworth Visitor Information Centre
Town Hall, 103 Ford Street
BEECHWORTH VIC 3747
Ph: 03 5728 8065
Toll: 1300 366 321
Email
Web: www.beechworthonline.com.au
Open
7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre
Map of Beechworth, Victoria, Australia
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Beechworth Attractions

Forestry Heritage Museum
• Forests Commission Victoria • Ford St, BEECHWORTH VIC 3747
• Open 9 am - 5 pm / 7 days a week (closed Christmas Day)
• A display of items used in Forestry Operations in Victoria in times gone by. The museum has been established to portray specific forest management activities of the former Forests Commission, Victoria. It incorporates displays of materials and equipment, giving insight into how the State’s forests and timber resources were operated and managed in the past by the Forests Commission. The current displays exhibit aspects of Forest Scientific Research and Bush Fire-Fighting Methods, Fire-fighting Equipment and Radio communications used in Fire Protection operations in past years.
Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail
• Email • Australia’s premier rail trail experience. The Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail is a bitumen sealed trail following 98 kms of historic railway lines from Wangaratta to Bright, via Myrtleford and also connecting with Beechworth. Within 3 hours of Melbourne, the trail is a healthy, leisurely way to experience this unique region of Australia. Your journey can begin at Bright, Myrtleford, Beechworth, Wangaratta or from many old  station sites. The trail has gentle gradients making it suitable for all ages and levels of fitness.

Bicycle hire is available at Wangaratta, Beechworth, Bright and Myrtleford. Visitors can fly into Albury or Mt Hotham from Melbourne and Sydney or catch the train to Wangaratta. You can pick up the brochure and map from the local visitor centres at Wangaratta, Beechworth, Myrtleford and Bright.
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Beechworth Distance

Distance to Beechworth
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Beechworth:
  Km
• Benalla 75.0
• Chiltern 24.0
• Falls Creek 112.0
• Hotham Heights 116.0
• Melbourne 270.0
• Mount Buffalo NP 77.0
• Myrtleford 31.0
  Km
• Omeo 166.0
• Oxley (via Wangaratta) 50.0
• Rutherglen 43.0
• Tawonga 84.0
• Wangaratta 37.0
• Wodonga 40.0
• Yackandandah 25.0
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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