Beechworth is located in Victoria, in the northeast section of the state. It is considered a historical town as it contains many historical buildings, such as the Gunpowder Magazine. The town first became famous during the gold rush in the 1850s and many famous outlaws, including Ned Kelly, lived in the town or nearby area.
- Burke Museum
- Beechworth Lunatic Asylum Ghost Tour
- Newtown Stone Bridge
- Go water skiing on Lake Sambell
- Travel along the scenic Gorge Drive
- Cycle the Beechworth Rail Trail
The rainy season in Beechworth is the winter months from May to September. This is also typically when the temperature is the lowest, though it rarely reaches as low as freezing. The summer months are quite comfortable compared to other areas of Australia, as temperatures do not go above 30ºC.
Getting There & Around
The nearest international airport to Beechworth is Melbourne, which is 166 km away. From the airport, it is possible to reach town by car, train or bus. The nearest train lines end at Wangaratta, Wodonga and Albury. Buses are available from the train stations as well. If driving, the town can be reached via roads C315 and C377.
Within town, it is easiest and fastest to get around by car. There are two bus lines that run to nearby towns, but otherwise there is no other public transportation available.
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