Indigo Gold Trail Yackandandah

Today, in and around Yackandandah, Beechworth, Chiltern and Rutherglen, the legacy of the rush for gold remains.

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 Gold Trail logo. Sites can be visited by car, bike or walking and are marked on Gold Trail maps found on the website or at Visitor Information Centres.

Gold was discovered in Yackandandah in 1852 soon after the first discoveries at Reid’s and Spring Creeks (Beechworth). William Howitt, one of the first diggers on the scene, described finding gold ‘hanging in the roots of the shrubs that we pulled up’ from the creek.

A tent town sprang up along the banks of the Yackandandah and Commissioner’s Creeks, one of several tent towns in the area, some of which continued beyond the life of the gold strikes, including Osborne’s Flat, Rowdy Flat and Allan’s Flat, Whiskey Flat and Bell’s Flat.

After the first wave of alluvial gold seekers, entrepreneurs such as Wallace and Fletcher arrived, installing sluicing barges employing men 24 hours a day in shifts.

  • 22 RIVERSIDE
  • A PEAR TREE LOFT
  • ABBEVILLE IN BRIGHT
  • ABENAKI
  • ABERDEEN
  • ALDERWOOD
  • ALLAMBIE COTTAGES – VILLA 1
  • ALLAMBIE COTTAGES – VILLA 2
  • ALLAMBIE COTTAGES – VILLA 3
  • ALPINE ARNICA COTTAGE 1
  • ALPINE ARNICA COTTAGE 2
  • AMAROO
  • AMBER COTTAGE
  • AMBER MIST VILLA – ONE
  • AMBER MIST VILLA – TWO
  • APEX VILLA
  • AUTUMN ABODE COTTAGES – ONE
  • AUTUMN ABODE COTTAGES – TWO
  • AUTUMN LEAF COTTAGE 1
  • AUTUMN LEAF COTTAGE 2
  • AVIGNON IN BRIGHT
  • BESSIE’S OF BRIGHT
  • BLACK MAMBA HOUSE
  • BLUE HILLS RISE
  • BRIGHT COUNTRY HOME
  • BRIGHT GYPSY
  • BRIGHT ON HIGH
  • BRIGHT VIEWS
  • BRIGHTER STAYS
  • CAMELLIA LODGE
  • CEDAR HOLIDAY UNITS – APARTMENT 1
  • CEDAR HOLIDAY UNITS – APARTMENT 2
  • CEDAR HOLIDAY UNITS – APARTMENT 3
  • CEDAR HOLIDAY UNITS – APARTMENT 4
  • CHAPTER 11 DELANY
  • CINDY’S VIEW
  • CRANMORE COTTAGE
  • CRYSTALBROOK COTTAGE
  • DECKED OUT AT BRIGHT
  • DIEUDONNE
  • FEATHERTOP RETREAT
  • GABLES
  • GENEVE
  • GLASS HOUSE
  • HARGREAVES HOUSE
  • HARRIETVILLE COTTAGE
  • HAUS ON HOUGHS
  • HIDDEN GEM
  • HIDDEN HAVEN
  • HOUGHS CABIN
  • HYGGE
  • KAIGHINS PLACE
  • KANGAROO LODGE
  • KILFINAN
  • KOOKARRUNGA
  • LEADER VIEWS
  • LUMLEY ABODE
  • MONTEREY
  • MOUNTAIN THYME
  • MOUNTBATTEN RETREAT
  • MYSTIC MOUNTAIN LODGE
  • ON THE TRAIL
  • PLATYPUS BEND
  • RUSTIC RETREAT
  • SANCTUARY 33
  • SHINE BRIGHT
  • SILVER BIRCHES HOLIDAY VILLAGE – UNIT 1
  • SILVER BIRCHES HOLIDAY VILLAGE – UNIT 10
  • SILVER BIRCHES HOLIDAY VILLAGE – UNIT 2
  • SILVER BIRCHES HOLIDAY VILLAGE – UNIT 3
  • SILVER BIRCHES HOLIDAY VILLAGE – UNIT 4
  • SILVER BIRCHES HOLIDAY VILLAGE – UNIT 5
  • SILVER BIRCHES HOLIDAY VILLAGE – UNIT 6
  • SILVER BIRCHES HOLIDAY VILLAGE – UNIT 7
  • SILVER BIRCHES HOLIDAY VILLAGE – UNIT 8
  • SILVER BIRCHES HOLIDAY VILLAGE – UNIT 9
  • SOMMER COTTAGE
  • SUNDOWN COUNTRY CLUB
  • THE BASE ONE
  • THE BASE TWO
  • THE BOAT HOUSE
  • THE GLASS PINNACLE
  • THE HOUSE AT SMOKO
  • THE ORCHARD HOUSE
  • THE OUTTA TOWNER
  • THE POACHED PEAR
  • THE STELVIO VILLAS – ONE
  • THE STELVIO VILLAS – TWO
  • TONGA PARK RETREAT
  • TOP DECK
  • TOP OF THE TOWN
  • TREE VIEW COTTAGE
  • TREQUANDA
  • VALLEY VISTA
  • VILLA NORD
  • VILLA URBANE
  • VILLE VIEWS
  • WOOD PEAK
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