Take a walk, ride or drive around the Beechworth Gorge Scenic Track and immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the large granite outcrops, native forest, and magnificent spilling cascades. Stop at the bottom of the valley and explore the numerous rock pools and waterfalls; perfect for a dip to cool off from the summer sun. The warm granite banks of the cascades provide the ideal spot to sit and relax with packed lunch or simple cheeseboard. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
I scream, you scream, we have three spots for ice cream! If you’re wanting a cool sweet treat at the end of a busy day, it’s ice cream galore in Beechworth! Stop by the Beechworth Honey Shop for three unique flavours made with 100% Australian ironbark honey. Indulge in Miss Amelie’s variety of delectable ice cream flavours. Take a moment to enjoy the view of the historic streetscape from the second-story balcony. Last but definitely not least, visit the home of ice cream in Beechworth. The Beechworth Ice Creamery is flavour central! Following traditional recipes, they craft all of their ice cream and sorbets on the premises, using vintage Italian Carpigiani ice cream machines.
A short 10-minute drive out of town towards the village of Myrtleford, Murmungee Lookout offers pristine views of the Murmungee basin. On a nice clear day, you will see the flood plains of the Ovens and King Rivers and the breathtaking sight of Mount Buffalo. Before you leave, pick up a couple of drinks from one of our award-winning local breweries. Grab a 6-pack to go from Bridge Road Brewers or drop by Billson’s Brewery to try some of their classic sodas! The lookout is a great place to stop at, no matter the time of day.
The Beechworth fruit-growing region has an abundance of fresh produce during the summer months. We recommend making the most of the delicious summer abundance by spending a morning picking your very own. Just outside Beechworth, High Grove Berry Farm has the largest range of pick-your-own berries and cherries, meaning you can forage to your heart’s content! On the other side of town towards Wooragee, Beechworth Berries has the ultimate strawberry patch, suitable for the whole family to pick from. Remember your hats and buckets!
Make the most of the warm Beechworth summer air with a lap around Mayday Hills. The Mayday Hills Tree Walk takes you around the precinct of the former Beechworth Asylum, and later Mayday Hills Hospital, showcasing the historic ‘haunted’ buildings, and the 19th-century gardens. The gardens were planted in the late 19th century as a botanical setting consisting of exotic trees and shrubs, donated by the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne. The gardens are set against a backdrop of magnificent native trees, most notably Brittle Gums. After completing the 2km walk, you can check out the George Kerferd Hotel for dinner and even stay the night.