What's On & Things To Do

Whats On!

Beechworth Golden Hills Festival

Beechworth Historic Re-enactment Group
12th & 13th August, 2017

The Beechworth Historic Re-enactment is holding a full scale living history display in Beechworth. The event enlists 13 historical re-enactment groups. These experienced groups will recreate Beechworth and Golden Hills Festival, 1857.

0418 694 615

Kelly County Pick

Bluegrass old time music festival.
18th - 20th August, 2017

0423 092 725

Beechworth Beer & Wine Soiree

Bridge Road Brewers
26 August, 2017
7.30pm - 11.30pm

Let Bridge Road Brewers warm you up with a winter degustation feast matched with Bridge Road Brewers beer and local Beechworth wines.

There will be lots of dancing to keep your toes warm and plenty of beer talk with head Brewer Steve Matthews on hand to talk all things beer

+61 3 5728 2703

Old Beechworth Gaol Tour

The Old Beechworth Gaol
Thursday - Monday

William St, Beechworth Vic 3747
Tickets from Beechworth Visitor Information Centre

Rare Ned Kelly Photograph

A unique and never before displayed photograph of Ned Kelly at work in a local sawmill is to be unveiled at the Ned Kelly Vault in Beechworth.

The photograph, which shows a muscular Kelly posing confidently in work clothes, is the property of an un-named member of the Kelly family, who has kindly loaned it to the Ned Kelly Vault for long-term display.

On display from Saturday 12 November 2016

Ned Kelly Vault, Beechworth

Burke Museum, Loch St, Beechworth Vic 3747
+61 3 5728 8067
+61 3 5728 2979

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Things To Do

Lost Arts Series
Beechworth Honey Discovery

Spring Program

Kitchen | Garden | Craft
2 Sept – 20 January 2018

Classes 2-4 hours most Friday, Saturday and Sundays

87 Ford Street, Beechworth, Victoria 3747
+61 3 5728 1433 


Places the locals enjoy...

Woolshed Falls
McFeeters Road off the Chiltern-Beechworth Road

Lake Sambell
Mc Conville Avenue Beechworth

Beechworth Historic Park - Gorge Drive and Walking Tracks
Gorge Road Beechworth

Mayday Hills Historic Trees Walk
Albert Road, Beechworth VIC 3747

Murmungee Lookout
Lady Newton Drive Beechworth

Yeddonbah Aboriginal Art Site
Mt Pilot National Park Yeddonbah Road Chiltern

Mount Pilot Tower Lookout
Mt Pilot National Park Old Coach Road Chiltern

Happiness is a sandy beach

Improvements to Sandy Beach at Lake Sambell in Beechworth will start on Tuesday 14 March with construction of two retaining walls.

"The walls will ensure the beach remains sandier for longer -- and help prevent the lake silting up -- and will provide seating and convenience to swimmers and sight-seers," the Mayor, Cr Jenny O'Connor, said today. "And we will bring in more sand to the beach once the walls are in place."

"We have been discussing how the improvements should proceed with interested residents, and have incorporated many excellent suggestions from them into the original design."

The Sandy Beach improvements are an important part of the Lake Sambell Master Plan which was adopted by Council in 2015 after extensive Community Consultation.

"As well as offering many ideas for consideration, members of the public twice met onsite with Council officers and engineers in February to clarify how the improvements would enhance the appearance and friendliness of the entire area," Cr O'Connor said.


Rail Trail Bridge Replacement

Media Release • 1st August 2017

Artist's impression of the new bridge.

Indigo Shire Council will replace the pedestrian bridge on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail near Albert Road in Beechworth.

The existing structure, which overlooks the Chinese Gardens, was completed in January 2001 and modelled on the original railway timber trestle style structure which was dismantled in the 1950s and 1960s.

The replacement bridge has been designed to sympathetically replicate the general character and appearance of the original bridge, enhance its safety and have a much longer life.

The new design will use the existing timber supporting posts, add new steel substructure and handrails along with a dark-coloured reinforced concrete deck. The white handrails assembled with black steel fasteners echo the character of the original railway structure. Steel wires will infill the open area in these handrails to provide appropriate fall protection without detracting from the overall design.

Heritage advice sought early in the project reinforced the fact that a fully accurate reconstruction of the original bridge would not satisfy the safety of all users with its low handrails and large gaps.

The proposed design draws upon the character of the original bridge while using contemporary long-life steel and reinforced concrete.

Photographs of the original bridges have been the key reference point for development of the new design. Detailed designs will be finalised this month and it is anticipated that contracts will be awarded in September ready for construction in the Spring.

It is estimated that the bridge will be closed for up to eight weeks during construction with a short detour in place during this time.