Alexandra and the villages 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, homesteads and grand hotels.
The Great Victorian Rail Trail winds through much of this area making these townships a great stopping off point for cyclists. Food, wine, art and music are the heart and soul of this area and the region hosts a fantastic program of events throughout the year. 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.
The Great Victorian Rail Trail winds through much of this area making these townships a great stopping off point for cyclists wishing to explore the fabulous range of welcoming country pubs, great eateries, local art galleries and quirky stores.
EAT & DRINK
The Alexandra Hotel is an old-world charm infused with fresh style and grace. The award-winning venue recently won gold at the Victorian Tourism awards in two categories – Tourism Restaurant and Standard Accommodation.
Taste the region’s best dining experience at Alexandra Hotel. Enjoy beautiful local and imported wines and craft beers in this historic old hotel’s restaurant, dining room or courtyard.
Open for dinner Thursday to Saturday, with Lunches on weekends, the table d’hote menu is always changing with the availability and seasonality of the beautiful local produce.
Alexandra Hotel is also open for breakfast on weekends from 9:00am-11.30am.
Situated in the centre of town, close to the Great Victorian Rail Trail, an easy drive from Lake Eildon, Mount Cathedral and Lake Mountain, even Mount Buller. The Alexandra Hotel is a cycle-friendly accredited business with Tourism North East, having a workshop, ebike charging area and lock up bike area.
Pop Alexandra Hotel on your list of places to visit, dine or stay. Come and unwind, it really is the perfect escape!
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
Each year the community, including schools, businesses, groups and many more, all get together to decorate Christmas Trees which are on display for everyone to enjoy throughout December.
This year over 300 trees will fill the hall and will be a sight to behold.
This event is purely run by the community and its volunteers and truly captures the Christmas spirit.
Arrive at Athlone Country Cottages and immediately relax with the peaceful surroundings of the rolling hills and lovely scenic views. Surrounded by lovely gardens and beautiful views, enjoy peace and quiet or outdoor adventure while based in self-contained tranquillity on a 275 acre grazing property.
Completely self-contained, the two cottages are air-conditioned for your comfort during summer and snug and warm during winter.
All the modern amenities you could ask for are at your finger tips such as a television, DVD player, CD player and a selection of magazines and games. Barbecue facilities are on site.
All linen supplied and each cottage has two bedrooms, which contain king size or single beds.
Are you looking for a romantic escape? The Studio cottage is totally self-contained and decorated in a comfortable relaxed country style for two people maximum, with all the small thoughtful things which make for a perfect weekend.