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…
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.
Call Parks Victoria on 13 1963
27 Feb 2014
Inspiring children and their families to get out and connect with nature will be a focus of Parks Victoria’s celebrations during Parks Week from 3-9 March 2014. Parks Victoria’s Chief Executive, Dr Bill Jackson said this is a great time of year to enjoy all that Victoria’s parks have to…