North East Tourist News

Come and visit Indigo Shire


SITUATED in Victoria’s picturesqu­e North East, Indigo Shire borders the Murray River and the Australian Alps.

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.

• Beechworth

Indulge and discover fabulous food, hand-crafted wine and beer in Australia’s finest historic gold-mining town. Wander among elms and oaks, heritage architectu­re and boutique shopping as you recharge your batteries and reconnect with the body, mind and soul.


A peaceful haven and perfectly

preserved gold-rush era town, built in the late 1850s when diggers tried their luck on the goldfields and fortunes were made and lost.

Their legacy is a streetscap­e of wide verandas and historic buildings that tell the stories of European settlers and gold miners nestled in the hills of the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park.


One of Victoria’s ultimate wine and food destinatio­ns, it boasts over 20 award-winning wineries, outstandin­g restaurant­s and cafes and world-class local produce. Home to some of the most picturesqu­e camping, fishing, cycling, swimming and boating locations in Australia.


One of Australia’s prettiest villages with a centre classified by the national trust, Yackandand­ah is nestled in the foothills of Stanley State Forest and steeped in the legacy of gold. Home to many acclaimed artists, from potters to painters, sculptors to stitchers. Wander the stunning streets and discover unique artworks, crafts, music and antiques in the eclectic mix.

 ?? PHOTO courtesy Visit Victoria ?? HISTORIC & ECLECTIC: Step back in time in Yackandand­ah.
PHOTO courtesy Visit Victoria HISTORIC & ECLECTIC: Step back in time in Yackandand­ah.

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