Walhalla

 

Walhalla - Quick Overview
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Informative signs provide insight into Walhalla's historyThe historic Walhalla Fire StationWalhalla - The Valley of PeaceWalhalla - Vinter Ljusfest EventWalhalla
Informative signs provide insight into Walhalla's history
  Informative signs provide insight into Walhalla's history  
The historic Walhalla Fire Station
  The historic Walhalla Fire Station  
Walhalla - The Valley of Peace
  Walhalla - The Valley of Peace  
Walhalla - Vinter Ljusfest Event
  Walhalla - Vinter Ljusfest Event  
Walhalla
  Walhalla  
Walhalla - Quick Overview
Walhalla is literally a hidden gem. Nestled in a steep-sided valley where electricity was only connected in 1998, this beautiful village is home to only a handful of permanent residents in what was once one of Australia’s richest gold towns.

Walhalla’s Long Tunnel Mine operated between 1865 and 1914 and was Victoria’s most profitable single mine.This mountain outpost boasted a wealthy and vibrant community with 15 hotels, 40 shops, two breweries, seven churches, a school with over 500 students and its own newspaper.

For almost all of the 20th century Walhalla was virtually frozen in time. Now, you can stroll the main street and absorb the heritage, beauty and peace of this picturesque mountain hamlet. Many of its buildings and services have been lovingly restored or recreated to help bring the past to life.

Visit the Corner Store Museum, the Old Fire Station, the Mountaineer Brass Band Rotunda, the Bank Vault, the original Post and Telegraph Office, St John’s Church and Walhalla’s bizarre hillside cemetery. The Long Tunnel Extended Mine Tour operates daily and ventures deep into the mountain to view the quartz reef that started the rush of miners searching for their fortune.

Take a trip on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway as it winds its way down Stringer’s Creek Gorge, climb the track to the town’s unique hillside cemetery or walk join a ghost tour after nightfall (bookings essential).

Staying in Walhalla overnight is an experience everyone should enjoy. The late rising mist, spectacular when the sun breaks through, lingers in the air adding to the atmosphere. Overnight accommodation is at a premium so it pays to plan your stay in advance. There are self-contained cottages, a boutique hotel, group accommodation and B&Bs.

Walhalla - Must See & Do
  • Experience the spectacular Walhalla Goldfields Railway
  • Follow the self-guided Walhalla Historic Township walk
  • Take a tour deep underground at the Walhalla Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine
  • Tackle the challenging 45-minute walk to the hilltop cricket ground
  • Join a ghost tour of Walhalla and learn about the town’s spooky past
  • Visit the hillside cemetery and search for the grave with the curse!
  • Go for a walk in the Horseshoe Bend Valley taking in the spectacular Horseshoe Bend Tunnel!


Walhalla - Useful Travel Information

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