Walhalla – Take a step back in time
Walhalla is a popular tourist destination for Victorians. It’s well preserved golden era heritage and picturesque location in a steep mountain valley attracts over 120,000 visitors each year.
This unique mountain outpost offers visitors an opportunity to experience golden era surroundings and atmosphere. A flourishing gold mining town in the 19th century, today the township provides visitors a window into life as it once was.
Learn about the tough lives of miners, pan for gold down at Stringers Creek, and then explore the old hotels, shops, school and church built when the town was at its peak. Take a ride on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway, explore the Long Tunnel Mine and experience Walhalla where it all began, or if you’re brave enough take a ghost tour at the old cemetery on the hill.
Whether you are looking for the ultimate day trip or for those wanting to wake to the sounds and smells of the Australian bush, there’s a range of accommodation options available for families and couples.
Exploring the rest of Walhalla and Mountain Rivers
The journey to (or from!) Walhalla will take you through some beautiful towns, that are sure to ignite a sense of adventure, they offer the perfect place to get outdoors with your friends, your family or enjoy the peace by yourself.
Willow Grove is a picturesque town boasting Mt Baw Baw as its incredible backdrop and hugged by the regions’ signature rolling green hills. In addition to the welcoming environment, great food and breathtaking beauty, Willow Grove’s most prominent attraction is the stunning Blue Rock Lake, the ideal fishing and boating destination as it’s one of Victoria’s premier fisheries for Australian Bass. If fishing isn’t your thing, then paddle, kayak, swim or just sit on the bank with a picnic and take in the beautiful surrounds.
Erica is the gateway to the Walhalla and Mountain Rivers Region, a popular base for indulging the adventurer within, and enjoying the great outdoors. Enjoy bushwalking, trail riding, motorbiking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, four-wheel driving and more – the fun never stops. In the Winter months, let Erica warm you up, and provide the perfect base for snow adventures at Mt Baw Baw or Mt St Gwinear.
Located just 10 minutes from Erica, Rawson is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. It’s a beautiful place and a stunning setting to camp or caravan, and explore the tracks and trails that surround the town. It’s a great place to try your hand at bushwalking, fishing, canoeing, river rafting, bird watching or gold panning. In the winter months use Rawson as a base to visit the regions snowfields. Located just 20 minutes from exciting cross-country skiing at Mt St Gwinear or for more traditional skiing experience, the family friendly snowfields of Mt Baw Baw are just 35 minutes’ drive away.
Adventure, beauty, history, excitement. What more could you ask for?
Come and visit Walhalla and Mountain Rivers!