Set in a deep valley and surrounded by plunging hills, this picture-perfect town is the place time forgot. Lovingly preserved from the 19th century’s gold mining boom, there’s undoubtedly something in the air at the tranquil bush oasis of Walhalla.
Surrounded by forest and national park, it’s no surprise the town is a stepping off point for camping, fishing and 4×4 enthusiasts. The Thomson River also offers scenic opportunities for kayaking and rafting with some low grade rapids. The town is particularly beautiful in autumn thanks to a stunning blend of deciduous trees adding a colour pop to the Australian bush palette.
Take the Self-Guided Town Walk and wander the main street, taking in historic shopfronts and the Old Mountain Brass Band Rotunda. Above the town sits the unique cliff-top Walhalla Cemetery, with more than 1,000 graves testament to the hardship of the past.
A restful journey aboard the Walhalla Goldfields Railway takes you through the surrounding forest, alongside Stringers Creek.
Take an underground adventure on a guided tour through the Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine. Learn about the mining methods and see the quartz reef that put Walhalla on the world’s stock markets.