ALEXANDRA & SURROUNDS

Alexandra and the surrounding villages and hamlets of Acheron, Molesworth and Yarck.

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.

Alexandra Tramway Museum (11)

HIGHLIGHTS

Eglinton Cutting
RAIL TRAIL

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.

TIMBER TRAMWAY

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.

Alexandra Timber Tramway Museum
Murrindindi - Acheron Cutting Lookout Sunrise _MS89149
PACK A PICNIC

Pack a picnic and snap a photo of the stunning landscape and surrounding mountains at one of our lookouts including Acheron or Eglinton Cutting Lookouts and Lucky Mine Lookout 

EAT & DRINK

Yarck Hotel

The Yarck Hotel is a classic country pub just off the Maroondah Highway in the beautiful township of Yarck.

Situated effectively on a theoretical crossroads, looking across to the
Yarra Valley, King Valley, the Milawa Gourmet region and Beechworth, the township is hemmed by gourmet agricultural offerings.

And that’s not even taking into consideration what Yarck itself has
immediately on offer, from the premium quality Koala Cherries to Tom’s Exotic Mushrooms.

The team at the Yarck Hotel have embraced the surrounding environment, with local producers comfortable popping in and sharing their fare.

With a dining room featuring a seasonal menu highlighting the amazing local produce, the Cattleman’s Bar with all your favourite pub classics and an inviting outdoor space, the Yarck Hotel showcases country hospitality in style.

The Yarck Hotel is your hotel.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

The Ruffy Mini Enduro and Carriage Drives – The Dash for Ned Kelly’s Green Sash

4 to 6 May 2024

The Longwood Carriage Driving Club invites you to travel to Ruffy and join in for their three day competitive Mini Enduro carriage drive.

View the spectacular Strathbogie Ranges at a leisurely pace.

Three entry classes from small to large ponies and single day entry is available.

Join the Dash for the Ned Kelly’s Green Sash, with camping and holding yards available.

STAY

Breakaway Twin Rivers Caravan Park

Breakaway Twin Rivers Caravan Park is a picturesque place to stay set in beautiful valleys surrounded by rolling hills and right on the Goulburn River. With a variety of accommodation, a great fishing spot and plenty of activities for the children, the park provides the perfect setting for a relaxing family holiday. Located only an hour and a half from Melbourne, it is situated six kilometres from Alexandra township.

Breakaway Twin Rivers is a pet-free Park. There are some truly great local attractions nearby to fill your holiday with fun.