Hume and Hovell passed through the Yackandandah valleys in 1824 not long before the area was first settled in 1837. After the discovery of gold in 1852 along the Yackandandah Creek the town flourished. In 1856 the township was surveyed, land sales began and substantial buildings were constructed.
Today, the town retains a wealth of its Victorian architecture, and picturesque tree-lined streets. Visit Yackandandah and you will find a treasure trove of antiques shops and bric-a-brac. There are teahouses and specialty stores which offer country collectables, old wares, local pottery and high quality hand made timber items. Yackandandah; a quaint, historic village where gold was discovered in the late 1850s
Many buildings, sites, trees and the commercial core of town are now listed by the Australian Heritage Commission, Heritage Victoria and the National Trust.
Yackandandah is situated in the magnificent north east of victoria and is approximately 28kms south west of wodonga
- Population approximately 1000
- 295 kilometres north-east of Melbourne
- National Trust classified historic town.
Activities and attractions
- Follow the Historic Buildings Street Walk through town
- Visit the picturesque and historic local cemetery
- Enjoy three days of bush music at the Yackandandah Folk Festival
- Browse the antique stores such as All Things Old and Interesting or the craft galleries such as Kirby’s Flat Pottery