Experience life as it was in historic Walhalla. Once one of Australia's richest towns and home to over 4000 gold seekers, this sleepy mountainside town is now frozen in time and is home to only 20 residents. Walk through the lovingly restored centre full of heritage buildings, try your hand at …
Walhalla Historic Area
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Walhalla, a rich gold producer for 50 years, is a remote and picturesque mountain township. It is hard to imagine a more difficult site for a town than the steep, narrow valley of Stringers Creek as it winds down through the dense forests of the Baws Baws. Yet in its heyday, between 1880 and 1895, more than 4000 people lived there.
The town is the start of the 650 km Australian Alps Walking Track to the ACT. But most people come to discover the remnants of a community that defied a forbidding environment in its quest for gold. The best way to see the town is on foot.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Gunai - Kurnai identify the Walhalla Historic Area as their Traditional Country.
Popular things to do
Take a ride on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway to enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and rugged Stringers Creek Gorge. For something a little spookier, take a ghost tour to the old cemetery on the hill.
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24 May 2013
Anakie Primary School students spent the day exploring the great outdoors during a Park Discovery Day at Anakie Gorge on Wednesday 22 May. There were 48 students from all grades who explored the gorge with Parks Victoria Rangers and learned about survival techniques, fire safety, biodiversity in the park and conservation. The …