Gold Rush Heritage

Yackandandah, Chiltern

For those interested in Victoria's early pioneering days, Yackandandah and the surrounding towns are full of rich gold rush history.

The legacy of the rush for gold around Yackandandah, Beechworth, Chiltern and Rutherglen remains today - 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.