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Suggested Itineraries

Your Indigo Gold Trail tour will take you through the historic towns of the Indigo Shire. While rich in history and lore, these towns and villages also offer modern delights and adventures, so be sure to allow yourself plenty of time to sample the Shire's delights.

Beechworth

Vibrant, lively Beechworth was enriched by the contributions of people from many different cultures. The legacy of those pioneers is preserved in the many historic buildings and heritage streetscapes with their wide tree-lined avenues and shady wooden verandahs. Today visitors can explore the town's opulent past by taking a leisurely and enjoyable self-guided walking tour of central Beechworth. An excellent detailed guide is available from the Visitor Information Centre.

Today, Beechworth offers new riches for visitors to enjoy, with renowned regional cuisine, excellent cool climate wines and the ambience of great cafes and fine restaurants to suit all tastes and pockets.

The Beechworth Visitor Information Centre can help you with your accommodation needs and offer excellent advice on making the most of your stay. Contact our friendly team on 1300 366 321, email visit_beechworth@indigo shire.vic.gov.au and visit www.explorebeechworth.com.au

Chiltern

This fascinating town of Gold Era streetscapes with their shady wooden verandas and heritage-listed buildings also boasts three fascinating buildings of national significance, the National Trust-owned Dow's Pharmacy Museum, the Federal Standard Printing Works and Lake View House, the childhood home of author Henry Handel Richardson. The Chiltern Athenaeum Museum is also a must for visitors to the town.

Chiltern is surrounded by the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, one the last great Ironbark forests of south eastern Australia. The park is home to many species of birds, mammals and reptiles, many rare or endangered.

To find out more, contact the Chiltern Visitor Information Centre on 03 5726 1611, email contact@chilternvic.com or visit www.explorechiltern.com.au

Rutherglen

Rutherglen has a long history of winemaking with some of the area's wineries owned by the fourth, fifth and sixth generation of family winemakers.

Today Rutherglen is renowned for its luscious fortified wines and its Durif. Rutherglen also offers fantastic local produce and visitors can enjoy tasting olives and olive oil at local groves, experience the aroma and taste of quality artisan chocolates and be educated on the delights of local cheeses.

Rutherglen's picturesque and historic main street offers collectable books, contemporary and vintage clothing, antiques and curios, gift and homewares, fashion accessories and jewellery, antique clocks, patchwork and quilting specialists and local produce outlets.

For more information about visiting and staying in and around Rutherglen, contact the Rutherglen Wine Experience and Visitor Information Centre on 1800 622 871, email info@rutherglenvic.com or go to www.explorerutherglen.com.au

Yackandandah

Nestled in the foothills of the Stanley State Forest, this delightful town of wide tree-lined avenues and lovely vistas of lush, green hills and ancient hidden valleys was built on the gold discovered there in 1852.
The town's pioneering heritage is well preserved with original streetscapes featuring shady wooden verandas - 37 buildings in Yackandandah's High Street are listed on the National Estate Register.

These days the town is home to many artists and craftspeople who draw inspiration from the beauty of their surroundings, including ceramic artist, John Dermer, whose beautiful work is sought after by collectors around the world and talented sculptor, Ben Gilbert, whose amazing stainless steel creations grace the public spaces of many Australian towns.
Yackandandah's varied and busy events calendar includes the annual international Folk Festival which has grown to become one of the most popular arts events in regional Victoria regional, as well as Spring Migration, one of Australia's premier regional Gay and Lesbian festivals.

For more information about visiting and staying in Yackandandah, contact the Yackandandah Visitor Information Centre on 02 6027 1988, email visit_yackandandah@indigoshire.vic.gov.au or go to www.exploreyackandandah.com.au