BETTER OUT WITH THE KIDS THAN IN
It's so much better spending your weekend outside, than in and when there's the Great Victorian Rail Trail a fabulous range of welcoming country pubs, great eateries, local art galleries and quirky stores only 2 hours from Melbourne who wouldn't want to explore the great outdoors?
Alexandra and the surrounding villages and hamlets of Acheron, Molesworth and Yarck have a proud and rich history of gold and agriculture - still evident today in the many National Trust classified buildings, stately homesteads and grand hotels. A stone's throw from Lake Eildon and the Lake Eildon National Park, Alexandra and surrounds is a great location for outdoor enthusiasts, foodies and history buffs.
Explore the Alexandra Timber Tramway & Museum and ride on the old steam train
Located at the trailhead of the Great Victorian Rail Trail in Alexandra is the Alexandra Timber Tramway and Museum which offers a fascinating insight into the early history of railway and timber industry in the region. It is custodian to a number of historic former railway buildings including Alexandra Station, goods shed and a mechanical workshop. It is also home to the Alexandra Market, held on the second Saturday of the month between September and May where steam and diesel train rides operate for the duration of the day.
Camp in one of the many national parks and state forests
There are so many unique places to camp close by to Alexandra. Rubicon State Forest campgrounds - Kendalls, Tin Hut & The Boys line the banks of the Rubicon River and you can even bring your pets here too. For lakeside camping it doesn't get any better than Lake Eildon National Park campgrounds - Jerusalem Creek, Lakeside, Candlebark and Devil Cove. Cathedral Range State Park has some epic walks with camp grounds to rest up in afterwards including Cooks Mill, Neds Gully and The Farmyard. Be sure to check book in these spots early via the Parks Victoria website as they tend to get busy in the school holidays and long weekends.
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Fish on the banks of the Goulburn River near Alexandra & Acheron
For fishing it doesn't get much better than the Goulburn River - one of Victoria's premier fishing locations for Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Trout, Redfin, Carp. With plenty of shady banks to choose from, it is popular with anglers of all levels. Book a guide and learn to fly fish from one of our local operators or discover these sites for yourself - the choice is yours. Alexandra Bridge, Breaway Bridge at Acheron, and Back Eildon Road are some of the great locations to find your next big catch on the Goulburn River.
-- ALEXANDRA MUST DOS --
* Ride the Great Victorian Rail Trail from Yarck to Alexandra
* Sample some country hospitality at a local café, bakery or pub
* Spend an afternoon among the birds and butterflies at McKenzie’s Flora Reserve
* Explore the great range of local shops and produce stores
* Drop into the Alexandra Timber Tramway and Museum for a ride on one of the historic locomotives and learn more about the early history of rail in the area.