How long has it been since you've experienced the fun of a day trip to Beechworth?
Poked about in the boutiques for that special outfit? Stopped for coffee and lunch to refuel along the way? Or even treated yourself to an overnight stay?
Here are just a few top ideas for what to do while there:
Beechworth is a beautiful place to explore on foot.
Wander the famous historic streetscape and soak up a bit of the town's gold and bushranger history.
Stroll the tree-lined streets or Mayday Hills and wonder at the magnificent autumn colours that abound at this time of year.
Visit Lake Sambell, just a short walk from the centre of town, which is a great spot for a picnic with the family.
Further afield you will find the spectacular Woolshed Falls or Lake Kerferd, just a couple of the stunning natural attractions.
If a guided walking tour is more your speed, the Echoes of History and Ned Kelly Tours depart daily from the Visitor Information Centre.
Take a step back in time and discover fascinating stories and remarkable facts about the rich history of Beechworth and the surrounding areas.
The Robert O’Hara Burke Museum houses collections from as far back as the 1800s.
The walls of the Beechworth Courthouse hold many stories, not the least being the trial of one Ned Kelly.
The Ned Kelly Vault brings together the largest collection of Kelly Gang articles and associated memorabilia in the world.
Also, the Old Beechworth Gaol is now open for tours.
Walk the halls and corridors and you'll get to hear plenty of tales about the gaol - some surprising and some quirky.
Afterwards, you can also enjoy a bite to eat and a coffee at the cafe in the courtyard.
Who could visit Beechworth without indulging in a Ned Kelly Pie and Beesting or some other yummy delight?
Beechworth Bakery is an institution in Beechworth, and, while there are now other outlets, a visit to Beechworth is your chance to say you’ve been to the original bakery - the place where it all started.
ON YOUR BIKE
Beechworth offers great cycling escapes for all, from the gentle trundler to the most dedicated enthusiast.
Explore the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and you might find your way to Pennyweight Winery.
Take a spin around the Beechworth Mountain Bike Track or tackle one of the many road rides available.
There’s plenty of friendly locals in the know, so be sure to ask around for the best-kept secrets.
For more information visit www.explorebeechworth.com.au.