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Walhalla Historic Area

Walhalla Historic Area
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  • Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. See Map 30: Baw Baw National Park for locations of the closures. at Walhalla Historic Area, Thursday 10 May, 2018

Park Statistics

  • Established:March 1979
  • Area:2660ha
Accommodation in cabins/lodges
Bird watching
Camp fires
Fossicking for gold
Four wheel driving
Long walk / Multi day walk
Medium walk / Day walk
Scenic drive
Short walk
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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.

Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

What's on

  • Walhalla Tutsan Rust Release

    Tutsan (Hypericum androsaemum) is an invasive species, growing in population size and with detrimental effects within Walhalla and the surrounding region. Join the community for a day which will involve education, identification and treatment of Tutsan. The morning will hold a meeting in the Walhalla Mechanics Hall to update community…

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Popular things to do

  • Walhalla Historic Area Experience life as it was in historic Walhalla. Once one of Australia's richest towns and home to over 4000 gold…

  • Railways and tours Take a ride on the Walhalla Goldfields Railway to enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and rugged Stringers Creek Gorge. For…