Beechworth is one of the most visited historical towns within Victoria. With a population of just under 3000 (2011 census) it is rural living with all the city benefits. It’s the home of the famous Beechworth Bakery, Opera in the Alps and Golden Horseshoes Festival to name a few.
In less than an hour you can be in any of the major towns within the North East including Bright, King Valley, Wangaratta, Rutherglen, Yarrawonga, Wodonga, Yackandandah, Eldorado and the beautiful Kiewa Valley. It is the hub of the Northeast with its wineries, rivers, snowfields and history.
More information can be found on the Explore Beechworth wesbite https://www.explorebeechworth.
AN ARTISTIC, CULTURAL VILLAGE THAT EMBRACES ITS RICH HISTORY
Eldorado's rich history, beautiful landscapes, scenic walks, bike riding tracks and welcoming locals make it the perfect place to live.
Nestled on the banks of Reedy Creek, downstream from the historic town of Beechworth and at the end of the Woolshed Valley. Within 30 minutes (on sealed roads) to many other of the North East’s significant towns such as Rutherglen & Chiltern. A short distance west is the Rural City of Wangaratta, to the south the renown Milawa-Oxley Gourmet Region and to the north the famous wine region of the North East.
Eldorado is a natural amphitheatre housing an abundance of flora and fauna which opens to the vast flat farmlands that were once swamps and wetlands.
Mines scattered with remnants of a bygone era, it is one of the last remaining authentic country towns in Australia.
Eldorado is the town of Victoria’s smallest Pub, the McEvoy Tavern. It provides a friendly, relaxed atmosphere that offers cold beer, local wines ciders, and a wide range of pub food.
The general store has amenities such as petrol, a post office, and banking facilities. Within the town there are many local attractions to explore including the famous Dredge, Eldorado Pottery, the Museum (formerly the school), and Eldorado’s three historic churches. Although little of the original architecture remains, miners’ cottages, churches, public buildings, almond orchards, ancient fig trees and mining relics are a reminder of the town’s bustling past.
ITS HISTORY The name Eldorado came long before gold was discovered. In 1841, Captain William Fury Baker a settler and previously a Royal Navy Captain, renamed his Barambogie property, near Chiltern, “El Dorado”. Here, Baker had found his utopia – his ‘pot of gold’ – and the means to a rich life. Little did he know that hidden beyond the boundary of his property lay vast wealth with several floors of alluvial gold and tin and that the miners to come would adopt the name El Dorado for the town. In recent times Eldorado has attracted people seeking a quiet, country environment and lifestyle within short distances to larger towns.