Melbourne Playgrounds  Directory Melbourne Playgrounds Outside Melbourne  Melbourne Playgrounds West & South Gippsland 


Tyers - Scenic Drive (Walhalla & Mountain Rivers Trail 91)



The Walhalla and Mountain Rivers Trail navigates you through some of Gippsland’s beautiful bush scenery as you head up to Walhalla. This former gold mining town was named fifth in the RACV's (Royal Auto Club Victoria) Top 101 Victorian Tourism destinations.

Gold was first discovered in Walhalla in the 1860s and from 1863 to 1914, Walhalla was one of the richest gold mining regions in Australia with a population of 3,000 people. Walhalla is located in a steep and narrow mountain gorge so access to the township was difficult. A railway was built to provide access to the town in 1910 just in time for the towns decline in 1914 when the gold began to dry up. Walhalla’s decline was rapid and was virtually a ghost town as the bush began to reclaim the town. Today Walhalla is home to 12 permanent residents and attracts thousands of tourists each year.

The Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine is the original gold mine in Walhalla and is still operational today. Take a guided tour of the mine or ride the Walhalla Goldfields Railway. Wander through the cemetery or take a ghost tour of the town at night.

Other towns along the trail include Rawson and Erica. Rawson began its life as a home for the many construction workers working on the nearby Thomson Dam. Today the town serves as a base for lovers of nature or for those wanting to head up to the snowfields of Mt St Gwinear and Mt Baw Baw.

Erica’s history lies in the hardship of timber milling which the community proudly showcases with memorabilia on display at the hotel. Erica was also the highest point on the Moe to Walhalla railway which now forms part of the Erica to Thomson rail trail.

The snowfields of Mt Baw and Mt St Gwinear are only a short drive off the Walhalla and Mountain Rivers Trail and are idea for families wanting fun in the snow or the more serious skier.

Map: X928 Ref: D7

Web Links


Link Walhalla & Mountain Rivers Trail 91 Brochure (PDF)



  Reader Feedback  

No feedback yet (be the first..)

  Add Your Comments  


 1,200
characters left

BACK TO PREVIOUS PAGEView More in this Topic | View More in Tyers   TOP OF THIS PAGE



Melbourne Playgrounds  Directory Melbourne Playgrounds Outside Melbourne  Melbourne Playgrounds West & South Gippsland 



Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Instagram


Featured..
Little Red Train
View  Little Red Train
Little Red Train is Melbourne's first (and only) fixed site trackless train which runs .. | View


Merryl's Mosaics Kids Parties (Caulfield South)
View Merryl's Mosaics Kids Parties (Caulfield South)
Merryl's Mosiacs has a number of fantastic party options for you to choose .. | View


Water Play Spaces in Melbourne and Victoria
View  Water Play Spaces in Melbourne and Victoria
Until the next Ice Age starts, Melbourne will continue to experience periods of very hot .. | View


Comparison of Aquatic Centres in Melbourne and Geelong
View  Comparison of Aquatic Centres in Melbourne and Geelong
The following table is a summary of the cost, location and facilities in every Aquatic .. | View


The Ultimate Guide for Kids Parties in Melbourne
View The Ultimate Guide for Kids Parties in Melbourne
Your son or daughter's birthday is fast approaching and the anxiety level is increasing .. | View


Activities Featured
Top 50 Playgrounds in Melbourne and Geelong
View Top 50 Playgrounds in Melbourne and Geelong
We have reviewed every playground in Melbourne and Geelong and these are the pick of the .. | View


List of Mini Golf courses in Melbourne and Victoria
View  List of Mini Golf courses in Melbourne and Victoria
Dressed in our plus fours and with a Callaway putter under our arms, we took our .. | View


200 Things for Families and Kids to do in Melbourne
View 200 Things for Families and Kids to do in Melbourne
Melbourne is a wonderful city for kids and families because there are so many activities, .. | View


Restaurants/Cafes/Hotels with Playgrounds
View Restaurants/Cafes/Hotels with Playgrounds
Sometimes it is nice to let the kids run riot in a playground area while you relax at a .. | View


TRAINS, TRAINs, TRAIns, TRAins, TRains, Trains, trains......
View   TRAINS, TRAINs, TRAIns, TRAins, TRains, Trains, trains......
All young kids like Thomas and his friends. Melbourne is bursting to the seams with train .. | View



Fast Find

Enter post code or suburb
Select a search radius


Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Instagram