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Beechworth, Victoria Australia

Beechworth is a well-preserved historical town located in the north-east of Victoria, Australia, famous for its major growth during the gold rush days of the mid-1850s. At the 2006 census, Beechworth had a population of 2,645. Beechworth’s many historical buildings are well preserved and the town has re-invented itself and evolved into a popular tourist destination and growing wine-producing centre. Beechworth was the winner of 2009/2010 Australian Tidy Towns Awards. As well as winning the overall Australian title.

Beechworth is a popular tourist destination. Attractions include Ned Kelly themed displays at the old court house and Ned Kelly Weekend on Friday 6 to Sunday 8 August 2010, which is Australia’s most significant annual celebration of the Kelly legend it commemorates the anniversary of the outlaw’s committal hearing held in the historic Beechworth Courthouse from 6 to 11 August 1880. Other popular draws to the area are its annual festivals, The Burke Museum, waterfalls, Gun Powder Magazine, Newtown Bridge (Stone Bridge), Tail Race (Mining Race), Spring Creek Water Falls, Spring Creek Gorge, Beechworth Lunatic Asylum ghost tours, lakes, historic buildings, goldfields, walks, the Beechworth Bakery, Award-winning Bridge road brewery, the Beechworth lolly shop and night tours, the award-winning restaurants and wineries. The town is one end point of the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail.

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