Alexandra - Places to See

Pleasant service town located near picturesque Lake Eildon

Historic Buildings

The town's most significant historic building is the former Union Bank - now the ANZ Bank building - (1888-89) located at 93 Grant Street. It was designed by the architect G. Inskip, boasted a handsome stairway and mantelpieces, and has always been a dominant part of the town's streetscape.

Other buildings of particular interest include the Australian colonial post office, the court house and former shire hall (in classical Greek revival style) and the English Victorian Free Library building all date from the goldrush days.

Alexandra Timber Tramway Museum
Located at the old railway station and staffed by railway and steam enthusiasts the Alexandra Timber Tramway Museum is slowly building up an impressive collection of engines. At the moment its exhibits include a John E Fowler steam engine, a Malcolm Moore 2 ft narrow gauge locomotive and a turbine engine from the Rubicon Hydro-electric station. The museum is open from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.on the second Sunday of every month (steam-hauled trains) and the fourth Sunday of every month (diesel-hauled trains).  It also operates steam-hauled trains on all public holidays excepting New Years Day, Anzac Day, Good Friday, Cup Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.  Tour groups can visit the museum anytime by prior arrangement. See  http://www.alexandratramway.org.au

McKenzie's Flora Reserve and Rotary Park
McKenzie's Flora Reserve has interesting displays of native Australian wildflowers and rare orchids. It is an easily accessible nature walk as it is located at the southern end of town. In the centre of town is Rotary Park with its swing bridge and barbecue facilities. It is ideal for a picnic.

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