Beechworth’s best walks

The Beechworth Gorge Walk

The scenic walk takes you along the twisting trail beside the creek with its cascading waterfalls and shady tree’s over hanging the trail. The walk connects fascinating sites that tell the history of Beechworth.

For those who do not have the time to take the full trail there is access to the Gorge from Bells Flat Road.  The trail is sign posted from the car park and take about 5 minutes. The trail is suitable for walkers wearing good sturdy shoes, and who are of moderate fitness. There are well signed bush walk trails coming off this road. If you are keen for some exploring, feel confident to take any of them.

For full details, see this guide from Parks Victoria:

http://www.beechworth.com/visitor_information/brochures/beechworth_historic_park.pdf

 

Woolshed Falls Walk

A ten minute drive north from Beechworth provides the opportunity to view the spectacular falls and have a picnic. The falls were once the centre of the richest Goldfields in Victoria, with more than 8000 Gold Miners or Diggers living along the banks of this small stream.

Five kms from Beechworth towards Chiltern, the Woolshed Valley is steeped in mining history

To get to Woodshed Falls from Beechworth, head towards Wodonga, then take the Chiltern Road just past the 100km sign out of Beechworth. At the bottom of the winding road look for McFeeters Road and turn left. Continue along this road until it turns to gravel, then across the bridge. The turn to Woolshed Falls is on the right.

 

Bright Canyon Walk

This Family Friendly walk suits all ages and abilities and takes you past a small canyon carved by the ovens river and amazing water races carved by the hands of early miners. No bushwalking experience is required as it is on a formed track but there are a few obstacles, short steep hills and occasional steps. It is clearly sign posted.

Starting from Howitt Park head towards the Star Road bridge.

 

Ladies Bath Falls

Located a ten minute drive from the Porepunkah roundabout up the main Mount Buffalo road. This walk is close to both Porepunkah and Bright so is perfect for a half day activity for all ages and abilities.  Ideal on a warm day becuase the short 400m bush walk is rewarded with the potential for a dip in the pristine (and fresh) waterfalls and rock pools which are making their way down from the top of the granitic headwater atop the lofty Mount Buffalo. The path is well formed and steps are in good condition making it an easy (if uphill) stroll. Take a picnic and spread yourself out on the boulders by the edge of the pools.

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