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The Spa Beechworth

1st Floor Birches Building, Albert Road, Beechworth VIC 3747

We make wellbeing a part of everyday life

The Spa Beechworth is a place to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit through a refined selection of treatments and therapies.

With services including Massage, Facials, Body Treatments, Water Therapies, Couple and Group Treatments, and Mind Wellness Treatments you are sure to find your inner peace and complete spiritual and physical fulfillment.
We embrace a holistic spa philosophy, drawn from ancient and modern wellness rituals, to achieve total wellness and body care. Our personalised treatments bring immediate results, long-term benefits and enhanced wellbeing.

At the same time, our aim is to tread lightly on the earth – to give back what we take. The Spa Beechworth is eco-certified, carbon positive and fully sustainable, creating a nurturing and eco-conscious environment.

We use local organic and natural products to restore health and wellbeing. We provide a space for nurturing and self. And through the healing power of touch, we help people look after their bodies holistically – body, mind and spirit – through nurturing, individual care.

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Chinese Burning Towers

Cemetery Road, Beechworth VIC 3747

During the 1850's gold rush many Chinese nationals converged on Beechworth looking for riches. As the population grew so did the needs for specialised services to cater for their cultural needs. A section of the Beechworth Cemetery was allocated for burial with the burning towers being built in 1857. Mourners used the towers to burn offerings of paper prayers, pork and gifts for the afterlife. Located in the original Beechworth Cemetery. The towers are located inside the main gates, in the northern section of the cemetery.

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Indigo Gold Trail

101 Ford Street, Beechworth VIC 3747

Immerse yourself in the old gold rush with the Indigo Gold Trail. The Indigo Gold Trail takes in some of the most picturesque countryside in Australia and includes scores of easily accessible sites identified by storyboards featuring the trail logo. You can pick up a brochure at any of the Visitor Information Centres in Beechworth, Chiltern, Rutherglen or Yackandandah. Explore the old mine grounds, visit the historical government buildings and read the stories of the early explorers. Each of the sites is identified on the large map in this brochure, and a brief description of each is listed by map reference in specific feature panels for Beechworth & district, Rutherglen, Chiltern and Yackandandah and district. You can start or finish at any point along the way. You can stop for a picnic in a national park or next to a beautiful creek, lunch at a gourmet restaurant, or one of the area's famous bakeries, grab a hand-crafted beer or a bottle of fine local wine. Audio stories are available via the website or through iTunes. Download the iPhone App.

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Lake Sambell Reserve

McConville Avenue, Beechworth VIC 3747

Lake Sambell is located within the township of Beechworth. It was the site of the Rocky Mountain Mining Company open cut sluice mining operation during the mid1800s and the early 1900s. In the 1920s the area was created into a recreational lake and reserve, locals and visitors enjoy swimming, fishing, walking and cycling around the lake. Kids will enjoy the adventure playground at Sandy Beach. The Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail has been extended so that it passes through the reserve. Extensive work has been undertaken to provide walking trails throughout the reserve. There are two electric barbecues, picnic tables and seating.

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Beechworth Historic Park

Beechworth Rd, Beechworth VIC 3747

People visit Beechworth for the natural beauty of the forests and ranges as well as the historical architecture of the town. It claims to be the best preserved gold town in Victoria with more than 30 of its buildings classified by the National Trust. Outside the town, a number of significant goldmining sites are incorporated in sections of the 1080 ha Beechworth Historic Park. The tranquil beauty of eucalyptus and native cypress pine forests, winding creeks, steep gullies and rugged granite outcrops can be enjoyed for their own sake or viewed as the setting for the labours of the diggers. Things to do - Walking, browsing, gem-fossicking, fishing, swimming and horse riding are popular. - In Beechworth, visit the museum, powder magazine, the classical granite arches of the Goldfields Hospital facade, the Chinese burning towers, the jail, the former Regency Theatre and the Victorian churches, banks and public buildings. View the cell that twice held Ned Kelly, and visit the sites of bushranger gang hideouts. - The Beechworth Forest Drive begins from the town and passes through the peppermint forest near Lake Kerferd - The 5 kilometre Gorge Scenic Drive, also a pleasant walk, provides views of waterfalls and rugged countryside west of the town. It also passes the restored powder magazine, built to safeguard mining explosives Before you go Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website. Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

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Robert O'Hara Burke Museum

Loch Street, Beechworth VIC 3747

Take the time to explore Robert O'Hara Burke Museum, one of Australia's oldest museums which is often referred to as a 'Museum of Museums'. Originally built as the Beechworth Athenaeum in 1857 the museum houses a significant collection from the 1800's that includes the R.E. Johns Aboriginal collection, Ned Kelly's death mask, a large collection of native animal and birdlife taxidermy and the unique street of shops. The Robert O'Hara Burke Museum is named in honour of Robert O'Hara Burke, former Superintendent of Police, after this death at Coopers Creek in 1861 on the Burke & Wills exploration.

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Lake Kerferd

Lake Kerferd Road, Beechworth VIC 3747

Lake Kerferd was build as the Beechworth water supply in 1874. The dam was build to capture the waters of the Hurdle Swamp. The lake can be accessed by a 5km walking track or by car. The lake was once the scene of annual rowing regattas. Avid nature lovers will be able to enjoy the lakes varied wildlife and birdlife that frequents the lake. Make sure you pack a picnic.

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Bridge Road Brewers

Ford St, Beechworth VIC 3747

Bridge Road Brewers - It's a Beechworth thing Experience unique hand crafted beers whilst they are being brewed under your nose. The brewery, the bar and its pizza kitchen are all located in a 150 year old Coach House and stables. The Coach House is located behind Tanswells Commercial Hotel, in the heart of picturesque Beechworth. The laneway entrance, leads into the breweries large beer garden and children's play area. The brewery offers at least eight different ales for tasting, and each of those has at least one international beer award to its name. There's even a great list of local wines, recommended by the brewer, who was more intimately involved in their production before being turned away from the dark side.

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Beechworth Honey Experience

Corner Ford and Church St, Beechworth VIC 3747

Step inside and discover the amazing story of Beechworth Honey Experience and their delicious 100 per cent pure Australian honey. Enjoy their free educational honey tour and learn why bees are disappearing at an alarming rate and why they want to keep these little heroes buzzing. Immerse yourself in the history told long ago. Accompany a beekeeper through dramatic rural landscapes and breathe the pure fresh air whilst honey is gathered. Watch how a modern day packing plant and distribution system carefully takes the liquid gold from the forest to your table. Help the kids put the giant jigsaw together or find the queen bee in the live bee display. Experience the delicious differences, taste by taste when you sample their extensive range of pure Australian honey; 100 per cent pure and natural as nature meant it to be. While visiting Beechworth Honey Experience try their honey ice cream, honeycomb, creamy honey and sparkling honey drinks and take a look at their honey recipes. You will find lots of healthy new ways of cooking, tasting and living with Beechworth Honey.

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Beechworth Historic and Cultural Precinct

101 Ford St, Beechworth VIC 3747

The Beechworth Historic and Cultural Precinct is a collection of nationally significant buildings telling the story of how Australia grew and prospered. These buildings played an integral role in the administration of North East Victoria and parts of Southern New South Wales. Beechworth Historic Courthouse: One of Beechworth's most visited attractions the historic Courthouse is a beautifully preserved living history museum and the site of some of the dramatic events of gold era Australia, including the trial which sealed Ned Kelly's fate. Ned Kelly's mother Ellen was sentenced to three years gaol here and the fate of Elizabeth Scott, the first woman hanged in Victoria, was sealed in this building. Built in 1858 and in continuous service for 131 years, the Beechworth Courthouse retains its original furniture and fittings. Daily Courthouse tours are available to visitors. Robert O'Hara Burke Memorial Museum : One of Australia's oldest museums, the Museum boasts a fascinating and historically significant collection of more than 30,000 individual items, many dating back to more than 150 years ago and some linked to famous and infamous figures of history such as Ned Kelly, Dame Nellie Melba and Robert O'Hara Burke. Highlights include an extensive collection of Aboriginal artefacts; Chinese, Goldmining, Natural History and Ned Kelly Collections and the 19th century Street of Shops. Telegraph Station: Built in 1858, the Telegraph Station once linked the town to the outside world through the medium of Morse code. Powder Magazine: Built in 1859 (restored by the National Trust in 1966) and of solid, buttressed granite, with a slate roof and surrounded by a high stone wall, the Powder Magazine was used as a storage room for large amounts of gunpowder used in mining and quarrying. By law, miners were required to leave bulk gunpowder in this building overnight.

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Beechworth Heritage Walking Tours

101 Ford Street, Beechworth VIC 3747

Explore the historic streets of Beechworth on a Beechworth Heritage Walking Tours. Local guides will give you an informative narrative of the history of the town and its characters. Two tours are available the Echoes of History and Ned Kelly walking tour. On the Echoes of History tour you will be immersed in time back to the gold mining days where you will hear stories of the miners, the Chinese settlement, the historic buildings and the story of Robert O'Hara Burke (of Burke & Wills fame). Back to the day of bushrangers the Ned Kelly walking tour will tell tales of Ned's connection to Beechworth, stories of his mother Mrs Kelly and of Ned's mentor Harry Power. Tours are daily departing from the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre.

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Out of Town Nursery and Humming Garden

980 Beechworth - Chiltern Road, Beechworth VIC 3747
Nestled in the foothills of the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park in North East Victoria, this 4 acre garden is comprised of many rooms each with its own character and style, crammed with an extensive collection of native and exotic plants. Unusual bulbs, ornamental grasses, succulents, perennials, water plants, flowering trees, shrubs and an extensive collection of coloured foliage plants make this a garden for all seasons. Located just a 15 minute drive from Beechworth, the garden and nursery are the ideal spot for plant lovers. The gardens are designed to entertain and amuse visitors with quirky garden art and bold colour designs as well as provide the more serious gardener with an understanding of plant species and the use of water maximising techniques. Humming with wildlife, many native birds find sanctuary in the leafy borders. Several species of Honeyeaters, King Parrots, Red Browed Finches, White Winged Choughs and Satin Bowerbirds are just a few of the permanent residents. The Nursery stocks an ever-changing collection of unusual drought and frost hardy plants - including perennials, succulents, ornamental grasses, shrubs, water plants, bulbs and ground covers...at reasonable prices in a peaceful garden setting.
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Beechworth Stoneage Gems

559 Beechworth Chiltern Road, Beechworth VIC 3747
Beechworth Stoneage Gems is located eight kilometres from Beechworth on the Beechworth Chiltern Road, just look out for the sign. Come and see the interesting hobby collection of over 60 years. Collection includes petrified wood, petrified fern, malachite, minerals, gem stones, opals, crystals and local stones such as smokey quartz crystal, crystal, garnets & agates. Some made into jewellery. Also see the large selection of beautiful faceted stones such as sapphires, smokey quartz, citrine, topaz, garnet and many more. Open most weekdays and weekends, school holidays or via appointment. This is a wonderful collection which has been admired by many visitors. Children are fascinated by the many colours and shapes of the stones. Free entry. Set in lovely bush setting. Something for everyone and the kids will love it. Call in and visit Heather & John to see the cabin full of the most intriguing gems, crystals and minerals from Australia and around the world.
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Amulet Vineyard and Beechworth Cider

1036 Wangaratta Road, Beechworth VIC 3747
Perched in the foothills of Beechworth, Amulet Vineyard has handcrafted a vast and diverse range of premium Italian and French wines on site for 17 years. The family owned vineyard are pioneers of Italian varieties in this iconic region. Relax and taste the range of Italian and French varieties in the modern cellar-door setting with panoramic views of the beautiful hills. Updated regularly and using only the very best regional produce, the menu features contemporary dishes and the glass walled cellar can provide the complete experience for your function, wedding, business meeting or any celebration. A complete range of catering and set-up options are available. Amulet Vineyard is the perfect venue for your special day. The great versatility of the venue provides a range of options for you, with the convenience to accommodate your ceremony, photographs and reception amongst the splendid vineyard and idyllic views. Whether it is a luncheon, dinner or cocktail reception, Amulet Vineyard is the perfect location for that intimate and memorable occasion. Amulet Vineyard is a short detour on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. The perfect place to take a break from the bike, enjoy a relaxed wine tasting in the modern cellar door, and enjoy a bite to eat. Food is available every weekend and by prior arrangement weekdays. Of course they can arrange for your wine to be delivered back to your accommodation (bikes and riders can also be delivered). Choose Amulet for a perfect weekend lunch, a relaxing weekday drink, your wedding or any kind of function or get-together. Traditional Highland Games are held bi-annually. It is a great day out for the whole family. Amulet is the home of Beechworth Cider, producing premium cider from apples sourced locally. Stunning views, stunning wines, stunning food. Please contact Amulet Vineyard for further information.
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Murray Breweries

29 Last Street, Beechworth VIC 3747
Visit Murray Breweries for a real taste o' history. Old-style syrups and traditional mixers. The historic brewery was built in 1865 while Beechworth was at the height of the Gold Rush. The original owner was George Billson, hence the name on the building of 'Billson's Brewery'. However over the next 50 years it underwent a number of name changes until 1916 when the current name of Murray Breweries was established. The site was chosen because a natural spring occurred here and the pure water has been used in all of the beverages to this day, known now as Snowline Pure Mountain Spring Water. During the 1920's due to the intervention of a temperance group the production of beer ceased, although Stout continued to be made for another 30 years. It was at this time a soft drink and cordial factory was started. Today Murray Breweries specialise in turn of the century gourmet cordial mixers of long forgotten flavours made to time honoured recipes and methods.
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Burke Museum

Loch Street, Beechworth VIC 3747
Take the time to explore the fascinating Burke Museum, one of Australia's best regional museums. Originally built as the Beechworth Athenaeum in 1857, the museum houses a remarkable collection of objects, paintings, ceramics, textiles, photographs and other artefacts from the 1800's including the significant R.E. Johns collection of Aboriginal weapons and tools, a large collection of 19th Century native animal and birdlife taxidermy and the Street of Shops, a unique recreation of Gold Era Beechworth. A new section of the museum, the Ned Kelly Vault, opened in the former Sub Treasury building of the Beechworth Historic Precinct in 2014. This collection is the most comprehensive of its type in regional Australia and includes the original death mask of Ned Kelly and numerous original items relating to the bushranger and his Gang. The Burke Museum is named in honour of Robert O'Hara Burke, former Superintendent of Police, after his death at Coopers Creek in 1861 during the Burke and Wills expedition. The collection includes Burke's own bible, inscribed revolver and saddlebags used in the ill-fated expedition.
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Beechworth Honey Discovery

87 Ford Street, Beechworth VIC 3747
Discover bees at Beechworth Honey Discovery. Located in Beechworth in the beautiful High Country of north-east Victoria, Beechworth Honey Discovery is the perfect place to explore the fascinating link between bees, pollination and your food future. Beechworth Honey Discovery offers a range of family friendly experiences; eat delicious food from the unique Bee Inspired Menu in the Food Bowl restaurant, sip on delicious Beechworth Honey Mead in the historic cellar door and wander through the Bee Garden featuring a working honeybee colony, native bee hotels and kitchen garden. Entertain the little ones for hours in the Blossom Bee play space and follow the Waggle Walk as you learn all about a "Year in the Life of Our Beekeeper". Immerse yourself in the history of Australian beekeeping in the Historic Archive. Enjoy an exciting range of workshops from hands-on cooking classes, to beekeeping and sustainable gardening. Your visit is sure to foster a much deeper understanding of the importance of honeybees and the pollination of the food you eat. After visiting Beechworth Honey Discovery, take a walk up the street to Beechworth Honey's second centre Beechworth Honey Experience to taste different varieties of beautiful 100 per cent Australian honey. Enjoy the free self-guided tour to discover the wonderful story behind Beechworth Honey and fourth generation beekeepers Steven and Jodie Goldsworthy and see live bees up close (from behind a viewing window). Can you spot the Queen bee? Please call or visit the website for more information.
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Beechworth Bakery

27 Camp Street, Beechworth VIC 3747
Eating at the Beechworth Bakery is just like heading back in time to the good old days; with scrumptious cakes, pastries, pies, breads and rolls just like Nanna used to make. Plus a huge selection of sandwiches, salads, wraps and focaccias that would have made her eyes pop! All produce is made with passion from the freshest ingredients available. Walk into Beechworth Bakery and you'll be greeted by a dazzling array of mouth-watering tempters. Feast on delicious delights ranging from the Ned Kelly pie to the downright devilish custard tart. Treat yourself to one of our many all-day breakfast options, kick back with a great coffee, and enjoy the delightful atmosphere and friendly service. Beechworth Bakery is open every day for breakfast, lunches, snacks and early dinners seven days a week from early to late, for dining in and take away, making it a great place for families. Whether it's to start the day with a hearty breakfast, enjoying an easy and yummy lunch, or giving yourself a well-earned rest from your busy schedule, take all the time you like to unwind and relax because that's what we're here for.
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Ned Kelly Vault

94 Ford Street, Beechworth VIC 3747
Ned Kelly Vault is a permanent exhibition that brings together the largest collection of Kelly Gang articles and associated memorabilia in the world, preserving the history of Ned's reign in the region. The Kelly Vault presents a display of stories and various artefacts to ensure that the history is preserved for each person to contemplate the Kelly story. Some rare items such as Ned Kelly's death mask, a gun he had in his possession and photographs are exhibited, along with the suit of armour worn by Mick Jagger in the 1970's movie Ned Kelly.
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Beechworth Sweet Co

7 Camp St, Beechworth VIC 3747
Beechworth Lolly Shop is the greatest sweet shop ever. Specialising in old time favourites, handmade chocolates, quality Australian made sweets, imported product from Great Britain, Europe, America and New Zealand. Beechworth Lolly Shop makes their own fudge on the premises. A range of gift ideas for children and adults is available Beechworth Lolly Shop is a shop that recalls memories and creates new ones.
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Beechworth Wine Estates

1292 Diffey Road, Beechworth VIC 3747
Beechworth Wine Estates is a boutique vineyard located at Baarrmutha four kilometres from the beautiful historical town of Beechworth. Beechworth Wine Estates was founded in 2003 and is a family run and owned business. The property is situated on 53 acres half of which is planted with vines. Variety of grapes grown include Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Rosé and Shiraz. Beechworth Wine Estates motto is 'dreams produce great wine'. Enjoy!
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Beechworth Cabins

18 High Street, Beechworth VIC 3747
Beechworth Cabins are situated only a few minutes walk to the centre of town. There are only four self contained cabins, making it ideal for families as well as those wanting a peaceful getaway. Each cabins sleeps five or the entire place sleeps 20. Close to town centre, the Rail Trail, the Gorge, Lake Sambell, Chinese gardens, antiques stores, cafes, hotels, museums, the historical centre, walks and wineries. Nearby easy drives include Yackandandah, Bright, the snow fields and Woolshed Falls....

Best Western Beechworth Motor Inn

54 Sydney Road, Beechworth VIC 3747
Welcome to Best Western Beechworth, the smallest Best Western property in the world (only ten rooms). Now fully refurbished. This 4-star rated (Star Ratings Australia) Beechworth motel is centrally located with close proximity to Beechworth's unique galleries, picturesque Lake Sambell, Murray to Mountains Railtrail and over twenty wineries. Guests staying at Best Western Beechworth can either receive Qantas Frequent Flyer Points or Best Western Rewards Points with every stay by booking directly with the motel. Best Western Beechworth Motor Inn proudly offers ten fully refurbished ground floor rooms with free wireless broadband Internet access with internet cafe in reception, high definition televisions with Foxtel in all rooms and split system heating and airconditioning. Additional amenities include a large swimming pool, undercover barbecue and acres of lawn and gardens for your convenience. At the 2014 Best Western National Convention held in Hobart, the property was awarded the Highest Customer Care Score awarded by their guests. In 2015 the motel was awarded for the eighth consecutive year the Best Western Awards for Excellence in Quality, Standards and Service. The motel has also received in two consecutive years the Tripadvisor "Certificate of Excellence" award. At the 2012 National Convention, held in Fiji, the property was the proud winner of the coveted President's Award. For personal and professional service, and an ideal location for your next Beechworth holiday, make a reservation at Best Western Beechworth Motor Inn today....

One On Last

1 Last Street, Beechworth VIC 3747
One on Last is beautiful four bedroom self-contained house perfectly positioned in the heart of historic Beechworth, with wonderful sunset views of the Woolshed Valley. The house is well equipped for small groups sleeping 8 to 10 people. The property is pet and child friendly and have off street parking. It is a very short and flat walking distance to the main street. The home is very private, quiet and on the edge of the Historic Beechworth Gorge Reserve. Hear the wonderful sounds of nature with beautiful uninterrupted views. Great for girls weekends, families coming together, or groups of couples. With so much natural beauty in the heart of town this property is truly unique. Beechworth is approximately 30 minutes from Albury Airport and a comfortable three hour drive from Melbourne or Canberra. Well known for is magnificently preserved Victorian streetscape, food and wines, great shopping and wonderful nature based pursuits such as hiking and bike riding. Almost every month there is a festival or event on of some description so plan your weekend away to tie into these. There is also a stunning lake, lined with magnificent pine trees, great fishing and a swimming beach and play equipment....

Beechworth Lost Arts Series - Village Feast prepared by Taste Trekkers

87 Ford Street, Beechworth VIC 3747
These pop-up once a month dinners are a celebration of local collaboration as part of the Beechworth Lost Arts Series. Friends at Taste Trekkers will serve a shared platter dinner of three courses in partnership with local producers and winemakers. The company will be good, the atmosphere light-hearted and the seasons at the fore. Presented by Sally Lynch from Taste Trekkers. Under age guests must be accompanied by a paying adult guest. The organiser has the right to cancel the event for any reason, with full refund of original ticket price provided. For more information about event dates or to view other exciting Lost Arts Series classes and village feasts go to the website or call the number provided....

Beechworth Golden Horseshoes

Ford Street, Beechworth VIC 3747
The iconic Beechworth Golden Horseshoes Festival is a celebration of the traditions and history that formed the town. Enjoy the Easter weekends activities from fun runs, parades, Bollywood dance performances through to the Sunday Easter Egg hunt. The whole family will enjoy a packed weekend program with this years theme being Bollywood so dust off your colourful outfits and dancing shoes....

Beechworth Lost Arts Series: Kitchen - Garden - Craft

87 Ford Street, Beechworth VIC 3747
The artisans, producers and eclectic locals of Beechworth in collaboration with Beechworth Honey are proud to present a series of workshops themed around the Lost Arts: Kitchen - Garden - Craft. In a region burgeoning with local produce, diverse seasons and quirky characters the opportunities abound. Beginning on 30th September and running through to January 2017, classes will be held every Friday and Saturday mornings, culminating with a monthly evening Village feast to celebrate the connections with delicious local produce, wines, beer and mead to be enjoyed. Come and share a few hours at the Hive Kitchen at Beechworth Honey and get some inspiration to reconnect with your kitchen, garden or inner crafter. Prices range between $30 and $60 per person, visit the website or call the number provided for more information. www.lostartsseries.com.au - phone: 03 5728 1433...