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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Beechworth Historic Park - Woolshed Track

The Beechworth Historic Park is located 270 km NE of Melbourne in the foothills of the Alps, and is about 1020 hectares.

It incorporates a number of significant goldmining sites.

The Woolshed Falls are just to the north of the Park, within the adjacent Chiltern-Mt. Pilot National Park.

The town of Beechworth is considered to be the best preserved gold town in Victoria with more than 30 of its buildings classified by the National Trust. It's a popular tourist destination due to the natural beauty of the surrounding forests and ranges and the historical architecture of the town.

On June 9, 2008, we hiked the 10 km (return) Woolshed Track to the Woolshed Falls, starting at the Powder Magazine, at the western end of Beechworth town.

This followed the Spring Creek gully, past the cascades, over the historic (1926) Spring Creek Bridge and passing farmlands and former goldmines. A part of the track was on the scenic Gorge Rd.

The highest point on the track was 529m - the lowest was 300m.

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