- The information centre is staffed by a magician who did magic tricks and enchanted the children. Seriously every tourist information centre should be run by magicians.
- Miles and miles of pristine countryside bike tracks on the rail trail that runs through the village. Built on the old railway the tracks are not too steep, made for a train remember, and run through the most gorgeous countryside for over 100km. A must for any cycling enthusiast and suitable for the entire family. Ride one way and book a shuttle to take you and your bikes home, or stop at a local winery, refresh and recover and then carry on.
- Stop by the Bridge Road Brewers to enjoy a flight of locally made beers on a Ned Kelly styled tray, and enjoy the best pizza in the district. Sunday afternoons feature great live music and there is even a small playground for younger kids.
- Dine on the degustation menu at Provenance. The best meal I have had in years, fantastic service and some very interesting matched wines and sake. If this is the only reason you go to Beechworth its a good one!
- Visit the court house where Ned Kelly was held after being captured in nearby Glenrowan. Local story tellers will take you on a tour and tell you all the juicy history.
- Go panning for gold at Eldorado - we found lots of sand and lovely countryside but sadly no gold.
- Have your Wanted poster cartoon drawn at Splatoons. $15 each and it will take 2 very impressive minutes, the kids loved.
- Visit the ancient Butt Butt tree. It was fully grown when Ned Kelly and his gang roamed the area and was used as a post tree before the mail service started. Ask a local to point it out to you.
- Visit local wineries or do a tasting in the local wine bar. Award winning Giaconda comes from just around the corner and Pennyweight Winery is a short ride from the town on the rail trail.
Get a map, look it up, and plan your holiday!
All photographs by Eva Burgess