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Walhalla

Once one of Australia's richest towns and home to over 4000 gold seekers, the sleepy mountainside township of Walhalla is now frozen in time and is home to only 20 residents. Walk through the lovingly restored centre with its heritage buildings, try your hand at panning for gold or take a tour of the surrounding area.

Following the discovery of one of the largest gold reefs ever found in Australia in 1863 at Cohen's Reef, Walhalla experienced a typical gold rush boom. The profitable Long Tunnel Mine operated between 1865 and 1914. Today visitors can explore the mine and pan for elusive gold, or take a ride on the restored Walhalla Goldfields Railway, the Walhalla Transport Co horse and carriage, or the exciting Copper Mine Adventure four-wheel drive tour.

During most of the 20th century Walhalla was virtually frozen in time; electricity was only connected in 1998. After nearly becoming a ghost town, many of its buildings and services have been restored to offer historic attractions and a range of accommodation, tours, shops and eateries.

A signposted walk traces the history of Walhalla, taking in the Corner Store and Museum, the Old Fire Station, the Mountaineer Brass Band Rotunda, the Mechanics Institute, the Bank Vault, the local Post and Telegraph Office, St Johns Church and the hillside cemetery with its vertical graves.

Walhalla is surrounded by stunning alpine wilderness, perfect for horse riding, climbing or hiking. Try your luck fishing in a clear mountain stream or explore the scenic trails along the Thomson River. Go cross-country or downhill skiing on the slopes at nearby Mt St Gwinear or Mt Baw Baw.

Walhalla is 182 kilometres east of Melbourne and is 45 kilometres north of Traralgon and Moe via a sealed road.

Walhalla

Walhalla: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Moondarra State Park


Moondarra State Park is known for its wildflower displays, particularly along Seninis Track where sixteen species of native orchid have been recorded.

Scenic drives, bushwalks, picnicking, swimming, camping, fishing and nature study are popular activities. Some roads are suitable for bike riding.

Spring is the main wildflower season and along with summer, are the most popular times to visit the park. Although, there is plenty to do all year round.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Moe - Erica Rd
Moondarra, VIC, 3825

Located 7.3K from Walhalla

Tyers Park


Set in the foothills to the north of the Latrobe Valley, Tyers Park encompasses the fine scenery of the Tyers Gorge where the Tyers River winds between steep forested slopes. The park has an abundance of diverse wildflowers and the birdlife, making it a favourite destination for naturalists. Outcrops of limestone and conglomerate are of geological interest. The limestone contains both plant and animal fossils.

Popular activities at Tyers Park include scenic drives, bushwalks, picnicking, swimming, fishing and nature study.

Spring is the main wildflower season and a good time to visit, although the park has plenty to offer throughout the year.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Boyds Ceek Road
Yallourn North, VIC, 3825

Located 12.1K from Walhalla

Baw Baw National Park


Covering a substantial part of the Baw Baw Plateau and sections of the Thomson and Aberfeldy River valleys, Baw Baw National Park offers colourful wildflowers in early summer and open grassy plains with Snow Gum woodlands.

Mount St Gwinear, Mount Erica and the Baw Baw Alpine Village are ideal bases for bushwalking.

The Thomson River downstream of the Thomson Dam offers some of the best white water rafting in Victoria.

In winter, the park is ideal for ski touring and has a variety of marked trails to suit the skills of skiers.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Gunaikurnai identify the Baw Baw National Park as their Traditional Country. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Thompson Valley Road
Erica, VIC, 3825

Located 15.1K from Walhalla

Old Gippstown


Step back in time to the 18502 s and enjoy a visit to Old Gippstown, Gippsland's Heritage Park in Moe. This complete historical township filled with authentic buildings and d?cor makes an ideal venue for weddings and functions.

Old Gippstown is also renowned for its Coach house which contains one of Victoria's best collections of horse drawn vehicles.

The beautiful garden settings are perfect for picnics and barbecues. You can also see a large variety of agricultural and industrial machinery ranging from horse drawn, steam-driven or manually operated, and the blacksmiths forge, in which many were manufactured.

The General Store and The Water Wheel garden dressmaking shop contain displays of original implements used around the home in the 1850s. Tynong Theatre, at which a screening of old black and white movies, newsreel and shorts can be arranged for visitors. Prior arrangements must be made.

Visit the local police station and spend a short stretch in the local jail.

Drop past the local doctor's quarters - do not forget to look out for the ghost.

Old Gippstown also cater for school bookings. Please call them to find out more information.




211 Lloyd Street
Moe, VIC, 3825

Located 16.0K from Walhalla

Walhalla Goldfields Railway


Ride with Walhalla Goldfields Railway through the spectacular Stringers Creek Gorge.

As you begin your journey and depart the Walhalla Heritage Precinct, you will travel through the station yard which lies between Stringers Creek and the cliff-face that underpins the Brunton's Bridge Road.

After you leave the engine and carriage sheds behind the first kilometre and a half is almost entirely built over six large trestle bridges that criss-cross Stringers Creek Gorge in an effort to find anchorage for each bridge abutment.

As the train winds it's way down hill you will pass through Happy Creek to begin the second half of your journey.

The train journey follows Stringers Creek to where it joins the Thomson River; then you travel across the historic and spectacular Thomson River Bridge to arrive at Thomson Station where you will have time to explore the area before returning to Walhalla.

In spring and summer wild flowers are prevalent throughout the gorge.

Catch the breathtaking beauty of the autumn trees in April when they appear to light up sections of the valley.

Then in the winter Stringers Creek comes to life with increased water flows which spill over the attractive waterfall.




Walhalla Station
Walhalla, VIC, 3825

Located 17.4K from Walhalla

Walhalla Historic Area


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.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Walhalla Road
Walhalla, VIC, 3825

Located 18.2K from Walhalla

Walhalla: Events

Old Gippstown Twilight Carnival Market


Come along to the Old Gippstown Twilight Carnival Market for a fun filled night of rides attractions such as dodgem cars, jumping castle for young and old, side Shows and plenty more.

Enjoy market stalls ranging from cakes, jewellery, coffee and hand crafted items.


Event Dates
2018
      9th Feb


211 Lloyd Street
Moe, VIC, 3825

Located 16.1K from Walhalla

Father's Day Car Show and Market


Custom and Classic Car Club's tenth annual Father's Day car show, hosted amongst the settings of Old Gippstown, Moe, and proudly supported by Lumley Special Vehicles. This year there will be something for everyone, with market stalls, dodgem cars, show cars, hot rods and more.

Gates open from 6:00am for entrants, 10:00am for spectators. Presentations begin at 1:00pm sharp.


Event Dates
2017
      3rd Sep
      3rd Sep


211 Lloyd Street
Moe, VIC, 3825

Located 16.1K from Walhalla

Walhalla Vinter Ljusfest 2017


During August 2017, Walhalla Historic Township will be transformed by the Walhalla Vinter Ljusfest. Creating in the Swedish tradition of celebrating the winter, the Vinter Ljusfest shows Walhalla in a totally new way through lights, sound and images.

Don't miss the Walhalla Vinter Ljusfest light display or the special events that occur during the month.

Visit the website for more information.


Event Dates
2017
      23rd Aug
      24th Aug
      25th Aug
      26th Aug
      27th Aug


Main Road
Walhalla, VIC, 3825

Located 18.3K from Walhalla

2017 Summit Survivor


Summit Survivor is the most obstacle-dense mud-run course in Victoria. There are an epic 36 obstacles across five kilometres.

This will be the most fun, challenging, crazy day of your life. Walk, run or sprint your way through this epic course. Take on the giant slide, tunnels, mud, nets, beams, walls, ice, zaps and so much more.

Summit Survivor is for adventurous 12 to 60 year olds. 87 per cent of participants said they found it the 'ideal difficulty'. Beginners through to hard-core racers will get an awesome buzz and be pushed by the physical and mental challenges.

There is the five kilometre adult course and kids course for four to 12 year olds, with 16 obstacles across 1.3 kilometres. This is like Tough Mudder, but more fun. Build your team, dress up and really have fun with it - there are prizes for the best dressed.

Summit Survivor is located only 90 minutes from Melbourne in Trafalgar East. You will not want to miss this. Rally together your friends and visit the website to enter.


Event Dates
2017
      18th Nov


21 Cemetery Road
Trafalgar East, VIC, 3824

Located 19.1K from Walhalla

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