Explore a rich history of gold

About Indigo Gold Trail

Today, in and around Beechworth, Chiltern, Rutherglen and Yackandandah, and the villages and countryside in between, the legacy of the rush for gold remains - from the perfectly preserved streetscapes of the towns to the countless mine shafts and mullock heaps to astonishing water races sluiced through solid granite; from Chinese Burning Towers and pioneer graves to historic government buildings, schools and museums all dating from those early, heady days of the gold rush.

0009_Tailings_Heap.jpgThe Indigo Gold Trail takes in some of the most picturesque countryside in Australia and includes scores of easily accessible sites identified by storyboards featuring the trail logo. You can pick up a brochure at any of the Visitor Information Centres in Beechworth, Chiltern, Rutherglen or Yackandandah or download one here.

Each of the sites is identified on the large map in this brochure, and a brief description of each is listed by map reference in specific feature panels for Beechworth & district, Rutherglen, Chiltern and Yackandandah and district.  A great range of accommodation to suit all pockets is available around the Indigo Gold Trail region so it’s easy to book a room, cottage or caravan or tent site and head off for a day - or two or seven - of gold discovery.

You can start or finish at any point along the way. You can stop for a picnic in a national park or next to a beautiful creek, lunch at a gourmet restaurant, or one of the area’s famous bakeries, grab a hand-crafted beer or a bottle of fine local wine.