Welcome to the township of Alexandra
Come Visit Aelxandra
Planning your visit to Alexandra will be a breeze, especially if you contact or drop by at the Alexandra Visitor Information Centre, conveniently llocated at 36 Grant Street, Alexandra. Busy? Just Phone them at 03 5772 1100 or send them an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alexandra, Victoria, Australia is a town blessed with quaint historic village, breathtaking mountain ranges and majestic waterways. Alexandra offer lots of attractions, a wide array of affordable yet comfortable accommodations, heaps of things to do, great choices of places to eat, and exciting events that you won’t dare miss.
Walk leisurely along the wide tree-lined streets of Alexandra there you’ll see their post office, national bank and law courts, and discover the towns heritage buildings and monuments. Revive the past at the Timber Tramway and Museum (located at the Alexandra Railway Station) that displays arteficts from the timber industry of the last century. There you can see a recreation of the bush sawmill and tramway era of the Rubicon valley from 1900 to 1950.
The Beauty of Alexandra
Enjoy the walk through unruffled bushland, native wildlife and scenic views of Mt Buller on the trails of Lake Eildon National Park. For watersport enthusiasts, sail around Lake Eildon in a rented houseboat, relax and enjoy the view or experience the thrill of water sports like waterskiing, kayaking and wakeboarding. You’ll find some of the best trout fishing spots in Victoria in the nearby waterways, especially the Goulburn River and Eildon Pondage. The striking Cathedral Range State Park offers invigorating hikes to the furrowed pinnacles for wonderful views over the valleys and farmland, you can also try rock climbing for more adrenalin rush. Fishing and camping are other popular activities that can be enjoyed in this park.
There is a local market on the second Saturday of each month known as the Community Produce & Craft Market from September to May, an annual art show at Easter, an agricultural show and rose festival in November, and the annual Truck, Rod and Ute Show in June. Alexandra has a horse racing club which schedules around four race meetings a year including one on New Years Day and the Alexandra Cup meeting in March. Golfers play at the Alexandra Golf Club on Gordon Street,or at the course of the Stonelea Country Estate on Connellys Creek Road. You can take a ride on a locomotive or join in the fun of the local community market. Birdwatching enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to McKenzies Reserve, which is home to many species of native birds. Alexandra is just 130 kilometres from Melbourne along the Maroondah Highway. Stop off and enjoy one of the many wineries in the district or treat the kids to a picnic in the forest at one of the well-maintained picnic grounds along.
Alexandra Timber Tramway & Museum
Alexandra Timber Tramway is a tourist railway and museum situated in the north central Victoria. There you can see a recreation of the bush sawmill and tramway era of the Rubicon forest from 1900 to 1950. The Timber Tramway is totally run by volunteers and has been around since the early 1970’s. First incorporated as a not-for-profit association in 1985, they are now one of seventeen Tourist Railway groups in Victoria accredited through Transport Safety Victoria. They always maintain to achieve excellence and continues to work hard to maintain that high level. Timber Tramway is located at the old Alexandra Railway Station in Station Street, Alexandra.
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Alexandra is 130 kilometres north-east of Melbourne; roughly 24 km west of Lake Eildon. The town’s momentous historic building is the former Union Bank – currently the ANZ Bank building – situated at 93 Grant Street. It was designed by the architect G. Inskip, bragged of its striking stairway and mantelpieces, and has continuously been the central part of the town’s streetscape. Other buildings around Alexandra of particular interest takes account of the Australian colonial post office, the court house and former shire hall and the English Victorian Free Library building all of which dates back from the gold rush days.