Sited picturesquely in the foothills of the Victorian Alps, BEECHWORTH has been acknowledged by the National Trust as being of historic significance, and the town and surrounding area have been designated a Historic Park by the Department of Sustainability and Environment. Immaculately preserved architecture and a compelling history, combined with great restaurants, boutiques and an engaging small-town atmosphere, make Beechworth a great spot for a couple of days.

As is true of so many other towns in the northeast, Beechworth is rich in Ned Kelly history. The government buildings on Ford Street house the courthouse where his trial was held and, underneath the town hall, is the grim cell where Kelly’s mentor, “Gentleman Bushranger” Harry Power, was imprisoned.