Gold Rush Heritage

Yackandandah, Chiltern

Today, in and around Yackandandah, Beechworth, Chiltern and Rutherglen, and the villages and countryside in between, the legacy of the rush for gold remains - from the perfectly preserved streetscapes of the towns to the countless mine shafts and mullock heaps to astonishing water races sluiced through solid granite; from Chinese Burning Towers and pioneer graves to historic government buildings, schools and museums all dating from those early, heady days of the gold rush.

For those interested in early pioneering days, the stories, myths and legends, Yackandandah and the surrounding towns are full of rich gold rush history. A legacy that has shaped the built and natural landscape of the region.