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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, Wednesday 8 May, 2019
  • The Australian Alps Trail is closed from Stronachs Camp at Thomson Valley Road to Mt Victor Hutt at Walhalla Road due to fire activity in the area. For the latest information on fires go to at Walhalla Historic Area, Sunday 27 January, 2019
  • The Horseshoe Bend Tunnel access and walking tracks will be closed from 1 February 2019 to allow works on the Thomson River Fishway project to commence. For further information visit at Walhalla Historic Area, Wednesday 23 January, 2019

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Accommodation in cabins/lodges
Bird watching
Camp fires
Fossicking for gold
Four wheel driving
Long walk / Multi day 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

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  • 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…