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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

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 0.2K 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. Several tour companies provide rafting tours all year round.

In winter, the park is ideal for ski touring and has a variety of marked trails to suit the skills of skiers. Trails can be followed from the St Gwinear car park on to the plateau or further to the Baw Baw Alpine Resort.

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 4.5K from Walhalla

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 11.3K from Walhalla

Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort


Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort is Melbourne's closest Alpine Resort. Located only two and a half hours from Melbourne's city centre, the Resort offers a host of experiences all year round.

The Resort is surrounded by the magnificent Baw Baw National Park. The park enjoys spectacular summer wildflower and bush-land displays during summer and snowy woodlands in winter.

During the winter months the Resort plays host to a range of winter snow sports including downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and terrain park features.

The Village has everything to make sure guests enjoy their alpine holiday. Ski in ski out style accommodation, on mountain hire, snow sports school, snowmaking, terrain parks, ski lifts and affordable accommodation packages.

Mt Baw Baw has a wide range of accommodation options to suit any budget or need. Lodges, self contained apartments, cabins, hotel rooms or backpacker rooms are all available at Mt Baw Baw. The guest services team specialises in accommodation packages, transfers, activities and equipment hire.




32 Currawong Road
Mt Baw Baw, VIC, 3833

Located 20.0K from Walhalla

Great Walhalla Alpine Trail


Distance: 40 kilometres one way
Duration: 2 days, 3 nights
Start: Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort
Finish: Walhalla
Grade: Level 4 - Bushwalking experience and a good level of fitness required. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

Take a peek at the first 40 kilometres of the 680 kilometre Australian Alps Walking Track on a fully guided and catered walk. The hike lasts for two days starting at Mt Baw Baw. Walk though stunning snow gums, tall mountain ash forest, wild rivers, ancient myrtle beech and spectacular fern glades to finish at historic Walhalla.





Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort,
32 Currawong Road
Mt Baw Baw, VIC, 3833

Located 20.1K from Walhalla

Mt Baw Baw Summit Walk


Distance: 2.5 kilometres return
Duration: 2 hours
Start and finish: Outside Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort's ticketing and snow patrol office, at the base of the Summit T Bar lift.
Grade: Level 3 - Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep sections, a rough surface and steps.

Nestled high in the Great Dividing Range, Baw Baw National Park is spectacular all year round. The Mt Baw Baw Summit Trail climbs from the resort through snow gum woodland. Along the trail you'll find several picnic areas and many varieties of native flora and fauna.

Meander to the summit of Mt Baw Baw (elevation 1564m) and be rewarded with stunning views across West Gippsland. On a clear day you can see Bass Strait. Situated at the summit is the historic cairn used as a survey reference in 1903.





Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort,
32 Currawong Road
Mt Baw Baw, VIC, 3833

Located 20.1K from Walhalla

Walhalla: Events

Walhalla Vinter Ljusfest


During the month of August, Walhalla Historic Township is 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. Daily light shows operate from 6.30pm until 9.00pm.

Don't miss the Walhalla Vinter Ljusfest light display or the special events that occur during the month. Visit the website for more information.


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Walhalla, VIC, 3825

Located 18.9K from Walhalla

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