North East Tourist News
Beechworth - well worth it
BEECHWORTH is more than a village, it’s a foodie’s paradise, set amid stunning architecture of the gold rush era.
Beechworth has an impressive legacy of more than 30 National Trust-listed buildings for visitors to enjoy. Walking the streets of Beechworth is to literally walk back in history.
The town’s buildings, some over 160 years old, are a tribute not only to the builders and architects but also a reminder of the hopes of the population of the time of the gold rush that Beechworth would become a powerful, wealthy and influential centre for trade and the gold economy.
This scenic postcard township, filled with lush trees and gardens, boutiques and renowned restaurants and cafes, welcomes visitors from around the world every year to sample the best that Beechworth has on offer.
Consider visiting Beechworth during spring as the local trees and plants blossom into life following their slumber.
The Beechworth Historic and Cultural Precinct including the gaol that hosted bushranger Ned Kelly, the 1850s Telegraph Station and for those who dare a ghostly tour of the Mayday Hills Lunatic Asylum, give an educational and poignant understanding of life in the goldfields.
The Burke Museum and Historic Precinct are the heart of historic Beechworth and tell the stories that made this town famous.
Visit the ‘Street of Shops’ at the Burke Museum and walk the streets of Beechworth in the 1850s, sit in the judge’s chair in the courthouse and look to the dock where the first woman ever hanged in Australia was trialled and observe the haunting death mask of Ned Kelly at the Vault.
Few locations are so beautifully preserved as Beechworth. With stone gutters and charming little shops, almost an identical facade to that of the Gold Rush days, the tangible history Beechworth lures those with a passion for the history of yesteryear.
Beechworth has it all.