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Explore the Alpine Region of North East Victoria

Welcome to Alpinelink, the visitors internet gateway to the Victorian High Country Region in North East Victoria, Australia. Providing information on accommodation, activities, festivals and events, food and wine and the local communities.

Victoria's High Country Region is one of the state's most popular tourist destinations, including the townships of Bright, Myrtleford, Mt Beauty, Harrietville, Milawa, Wangaratta, Beechworth, Porepunkah,  the King Valley and the ski resorts of Mt Buffalo, Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Dinner Plain.

Bright Accommodation

 

Tour the Great Alpine Road and its touring loops. Visit the Mt Buffalo and Alpine National Parks.

Experience a range of adventure tourism activities including bushwalking, cycling, hang gliding, canoeing, and fishing that are all part of the visitor experience.  

 

 Myrtleford Accommodation

Experience the wonderful foods and wines of the region, with its fabulous dining venues, great wineries, and wonderful fresh produce available.

Downhill and cross-country skiing, tobogganing, and other snow activities offered at the fabulous resorts of Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, Dinner Plain and Mt Buffalo. 

 

 

Harrietville Accommodation

The Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail is the perfect way to discover the diverse countryside of the North East Victoria, from natural bushland to open farmland, hidden valleys and some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Australia.  Not to mention all of the endless wine, food and activities you will find along the way. 

Over 100 kilometres of sealed off road trails provides you with the perfect link between the already popular tourist villages of Beechworth, Myrtleford and Bright.  More recently the off road sealed trail network has been extended Wangaratta to Milawa and Bright to Wandiligong.   
So come and find out for yourself why this trail has been called Australia's Premier Rail Trail. 

Beechworth Accommodation

 

The four seasons all produce a great experience, with swimming and camping in lush green valleys in the Summer, brilliant Autumn colours in the Autumn, Snow activities in the Winter, and the most beautiful floral displays in the Springtime, an artist and photographers paradise.

About Us

AlpineLink was created in 1999.

AlpineLink operates mainly in the tourism business sector and provides the opportunity for local businesses to establish their internet presence through the organised structure and with the visitation rate that a portal website offers.

Since its inception AlpineLink has expanded its operating area to include the Alpine High Country region of North East Victoria which includes the major tourist destination towns of Bright, Beechworth, Mt Beauty, Myrtleford and the ski resorts of Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Dinner Plain.

This website also offers the opportunity for local community groups to establish a web presence and is a source of information for the local community for local activities, news and events.

In developing its business, AlpineLink has made a significant marketing contribution to tourism in the region at both a state and national level. We continually seek to improve our performance on the internet thus increasing the exposure of, and opportunities for our clients and their business.

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Explore Beechworth


Beechworth AccommodationVictoria's best preserved gold town , Beechworth, lies cradled in the foothills of the Australian Alps.
Declared a Notable Town, one of only two in Victoria, it has over thirty buildings listed by the National Trust.
This fascinating and beautiful area is a place of marked contrasts...... tumbling waterfalls, quiet streams, deep rocky gorges and placid valleys with cattle grazing where towns have long since vanished and where miners of bygone days toiled in search of gold.

  • Population approximately 3,200
  • 267 kilometres north-east of Melbourne
  • One of Australia's richest gold fields
  • Courthouse where Ned Kelly stood trial
  • Close to the Rutherglen, Milawa and Beechworth wine regions.

There are 5 Major Museums in Beechworth.

BURKE MUSEUM

The Burke Museum has a reputation for being one of the finest of any country town in Victoria. The Museum houses collections relating to gold mining and life on the gold fields, Ned Kelly, the Beechworth Chinese community, natural history, town history and devebpment and aboriginal artefects. Take a stroll through the Museums "Street of Shops", 16 reduced size reproductions of shops which were in business during Beechworth's heyday. The Museum is open from 10:30am to 3.30pm daily (except Christmas Day), and from 10:00am to 4.3Opm during Victorian school holidays.Admission costs $5.00 for adults $3.00 for concession or $14.00 for a family (2 adults & school age children).

CARRIAGE MUSEUM

A collecton of twenty horse drawn vehicles recalling transport of the 19th and early 20th century. Many vehicles were associated with Beecnworth's past having been used in the town and neighbouring areas. The Carriage Museum is located in the old railway goods shed and is Open from lOam to 12 noon and from 1:OOpm-4:00pm daily (closed Saturday mornings). Admission: $1.50 for adults, or $1.00 for concession.

HISTORIC COURT HOUSE

It was here on the 6th of August 1880 that Ned Kelly's third & final trial began after he was captured in a siege at Glenrowan. The original furniture and fittings are still in the Court. Walking through the door is like stepping back into the 187Os. The Court House operates as a Museum, open from 10:00am to 4:00pm daily. Admission costs $2.00 for adults $1.00 for concession or $4.00 for a family:

MURRAY BREWERIES

The Brewery's unique cellar museum houses a large bottle collection, brewing equipment, a worldwide label collection and other memorabilia. Sample the Brewery's products including their old fashioned gourmet cordial syrups based on turn of the century recipes, you can even purchase them if you wish. Open from 10:00am to 4,OOpm daily.

POWDER MAGAZINE

Beechworth HolidayThe Magazine was built in 1859-60 to store the large amounts of gunpowder used in mining deep alluvial and quartz gold deposits. It has been restored and is managed by the National Trust. The Powder magazine is one of the most important gold era relics in Australia, being the only remaining example of buildings which once stored gunpowder end gelignite used in deep alluvial and quartz mining. The Powder Magazine is located at the Gorge end of Camp Street, and is open from 10am to 12 noon and from 1.0Opm - 4:00pm daily; Admission costs $1.30 for adults or 70 cents concession.

 

Other Points of Interest

NED KELLY'S CELL

Located below the Town Hall at the rear of the Visitor lnformation Centre is the cell where Ned Kelly was believed to have been held during his I870 trial held in the court room above, having been arrested for receiving a stolen horse. Open from 9:00am to 5:00pm daily, entry by donation.

ARRON SHERRITS HUT, KELLY GANG

Just a few kilometres past Woolshed Creek Falls the dirt road foords across the creek. Crossing the creek, you will come out at an intersection, where once the Woolshed School was located. This is situated on your right hand side on the right of the intersection. Less than 1 kilometre past here on your right hand side is the location of Arron Sherrit's hut. It was here on the night before the Kelly Gang attempted to ambush the Police train at Glenrowan, thet Dan Kelly and Joe Byrne shot and killed Arron Sherrit, the Police Informer. Three policemen were inside the hut when Arron was killed.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN TUNNEL

The Rocky Mountains Extended Mining Company mined for gold in the Lake Sambell area from 1856. The tunnel was built to carry sludge from the mining site to Spring Creek. Running for 800 metres under Beechworth itself, the tunnel took 2.5 years to complete, at a cost of 13,500 pounds. The tunnel which was 6 feet high measured 2,600 feet in length. The tunnel was a rich source, as 6,500 ounces of gold were recovered from sluice boxes placed in the tunnel between 1869 and 1876.

GOLD FOSSICKING IN THE BEECHWORTH WOOLSHED FALLS AREA, REIDY CREEK

Reidy Creek was the richest Creek in the whole history of the Australian Gold Mining Days of the 1850's. The Creek was named after David Reid, who had a lease on the land which stretched from nearly Wangaratta to Stanley. The Creek has been named many things, but mainly Reedy, Reids, or Reed Creek. Today there are still various names on different maps. Nearly 9000 persons were digging Gold out of the creek in the 1850's. The huge Gold Dredge at Eldorado was still mining the creek for gold in 1954, less than 50 years ago. Today even an absolute amateur can by using a gold pan, find small particles of alluvial gold anywhere along the Creek from the Woolshed Falls to Eldorado. Also found in the Creek today are the following gemstones, agates, amethist, citrine, corundum, diamonds, garnets, jasper, lydionite, petrified wood, quartzites, rock crystal, rubies, sapphires, smoky quartz, tourmalines, topaz and zircon.

Beechworth has accommodation for everyone - hotels, motels, guest-houses, Bed and Breakfasts, hostels, caravan parks and cabins. Quality restaurants, coffee shops and eating places offer excellent l ocal produce and foods to suit all tastes. Our local wineries produce some of the finest reds and whites in the area.

 

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