Explore the North East

Golden Heritage Accommodation Beechworth (B) and Rutherglen (R) makes an ideal base for day trips to explore the many villages and regional towns that make up North East Victoria.

Beechworth (B 0km / R 40km)

Ned Kelly robbed the bank here and little has changed since. Described as Victoria's best preserved gold town, no trip would be complete without a visit to the Sweet Shop and the old Toy Shop.

Beechworth Post Office

Yackandandah (B 21km / R 54km)

The main street of this village is National Trust listed and is home to many acclaimed artists who's work can be found as you wonder through the historic streets.

  • Antiques & Bric a Brac
  • Artist Studios
  • Stanley National Park
  • Karr Reek Gold Mine Tours
  • Schmidt's Strawberry Winery

Chiltern (B 22km / R 18km)

Chiltern has one of  Victoria's best preserved streetscape's which have been used in several films including Walt Disneys Ride a Wild Pony.  Relics of the towns golden past can still be found in the Chiltern Box Ironbark National Park and Magenta Mine is well worth a visit.  While you are there keep your eye out for the Regent Honeyeater, one of Australia's most endangered birds.

  • Mt Pilot National Park (surrounds Box Ironbark National Park)
  • Magenta Mine
  • Explore the miners’ cottages, Athenaeum Museum and Dow’s Pharmacy
  • Gold Mining History
  • Bird Watching
  • Antiques & Bric a Brac

Myrtleford (B 29km / R 77km)

Originally cattle grazed these lands and tobacco was grown in abundance after the gold rush, but now wine grapes, hops, nuts and berries are the crops of choice.  While in town go for a wonder through Red Rama and admire the wonderful Moroccan imports.

Red Ramia Trading

Milawa & King Valley(B 33km / R 50km)

Home to Brown Bros Winery, Milawa Cheese Factory and farmyard produce.

Wangaratta (B39km / R 42km)

Wangaratta is a large regional town perched on the banks of the Ovens River.  It is also home to the National Jazz Awards.

Riverside Precinct Wangaratta
  • Linen House Factory Outlet
  • Eldorado Dredge Commissioned in 1936 for open cut gold mining
  • Wangaratta Jazz Festival (Melbourne Cup long weekend)
  • Retail Shops
  • Riverside Cafes

Albury / Wodonga (B 40km / R 44km)

These twin regional cities are divided by the Murray River and the Hume Highway, they both have excellent retail precincts and attractions..

Sandy Creek Bridge Lake Hume

Rutherglen & Corowa (B 40km / R 0km)

Australia's oldest wine region with more that 20 cellar doors open to the public, along with olive groves, gourmet produce and excellent restaurants to dine away the afternoon.  A trip over the Murray River via the John Foord Bridge to the Corowa Chocolate and Whisky Factory is a must on any visit.

Campbell Wines Rutherglen

Bright (B 60km / R 102km)

Gateway to the alps in winter and a bike riders play ground in the summer.  It's famous for it Autumn leaves, retail therapy and kids river splash park.

Bright Splash Park
  • Mount Hothan Alpine Resort
  • Fall Creek Alpine Resort
  • Mount Buffalo National Park
  • Shops, cafes and restaurants
  • Bright Brewery
  • Road Riding
  • Murray to Mountains Rail Trail
  • Fishing
  • Bush walking