View down the main street in Chiltern

Chiltern - Culture and History

Chiltern
Fascinating small historic town
Chiltern is a country town of some 1400 people which is distinguished by its historic streetscape of well-preserved brick buildings and old-fashioned timber verandahs. This antique appearance has drawn filmmakers on several occasions - most notably for the filming of Walt Disney's Ride a Wild Pony in 1974. It is located amidst an agricultural landscape 500 metres off the Hume Freeway and 270 km north-east of Melbourne, between Wangaratta and Wodonga.

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The Victorian Alps near Mount Hotham

Harrietville - Places to See

Harrietville
Small town with access to the Mt Hotham ski fields and a number of excellent bushwalking tracks
Located 332 km north-east of Melbourne, Harrietville is a former goldmining town, which was reputedly named Harriet's Vale after the first white baby to visit the area. Settled in 1852 by goldminers it became a resting place for those en route to the Omeo, Dargo and Glen Wills goldfields. Reef mining commenced in the area in 1861 as alluvial gold became scarce. At one point 348 reefs were officially registered.

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The beautiful countryside around Mitta Mitta

Mitta Mitta - Places to See

Mitta Mitta (and Dartmouth)
Tiny township on the Omeo Highway.
Mitta Mitta is located on the Omeo Highway, one of the state's most scenic thoroughfares. The shortest route from Melbourne (380 km) is via Wodonga and Kiewa.

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St Johns Catholic Church, Jamieson

Jamieson - Places to See

Jamieson (including Kevington, Gaffneys Creek, A1 Settlement, Woods Point, Matlock and Aberfeldy)
Small and scenic rural village where the Goulburn and Jamieson Rivers meet.
Jamieson is a small, scenic and sprawling rural village of some 250 people at the confluence of the Goulburn and Jamieson Rivers. It is situated in a beautiful valley which is surrounded by densely-covered mountainous terrain at the south-eastern corner of Lake Eildon. The township is 37 km south of Mansfield and 199 km north-east of Melbourne via Eildon which is 62 km distant.

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The Victorian Alps near Bogong Alpine Village

Bogong

Bogong Alpine Village
Attractive ski village on the edge of the Alpine National Park
10 km from Mt Beauty is a lookout area known as View Point. Another kilometre takes you past Clover Dam and Clover Power Station (attempts are currently being made to reopen Clover Flat Arboretum).

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The historic Court House

Yackandandah

Yackandandah (including Allans Flat)
Fascinating historic gold mining town
Yackandandah is a rather special and very attractive historic village situated in a valley amidst a series of substantial hills. The streetscape is largely unchanged from its heyday as a goldmining town. Many of the buildings are genuinely historic and attractive: so much so that the entire commercial area has been classified by the National Trust. The fine main street is lined with shady English trees (some planted in the 19th century), verandahs, wide awnings, tea houses, galleries, shops selling crafts, gifts, antiques and collectables, a couple of country pubs and some gracious churches.

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The old Bank of Victoria building now the Wahgunyah Post Office

Wahgunyah

Wahgunyah
A small town on the Murray River.
Wahgunyah is a small Murray River town of some 500 people located 272 km north-east of Melbourne via Wangaratta which is 39 km to the south-west. As the river forms a substantial portion of the state border Corowa, just 2 km away on the other side of the river, is part of New South Wales. The main employer in town is the Uncle Toby's Factory although there are also four wineries in the vicinity.

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