Welcome to the town 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: email@example.com. 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.
The Enchanting Flowerdale Estate
Flowerdale Estate is an enchanting, beautiful, historic venue for conferences, weddings, weekends away, dinner or high tea. Nestled between the Yarra Valley and Seymour in central Victoria, it’s just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne and 40 minutes from the Yarra Valley, to Flowerdale Estate, the perfect country retreat. With our food and beverages sourced from, the best of our local Kilmore, Upper Goulburn and Yarra Valley region, our menu is mouthwatering.
Our comprehensive range of recreational facilities and the beautiful region will ensure you make the most of your time at the Estate.
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The area was historically inhabited by the Taungurong people. They knew the Yea River as Caluther, and the Goulburn River as Warring. Shortly after the time of white settlement their numbers in the area were estimated at 500-600, but before this their numbers had already declined severely due to disease, and the destruction of their traditional hunting grounds by introduced stock and other European encroachment saw their numbers rapidly decrease. The first Europeans in the area were a party of explorers led by William Hovell and Hamilton Hume, who crossed the Goulburn River at a point near Molesworth in December 1824, and crossed the stream they named Muddy Creek the following day. (The Muddy Creek was renamed the Yea River in 1879. They reported the area as very suitable for grazing, though in the hills, good soil was only to be found in the hollows, but they found the forest almost impenetrable as they left the area south-west towards King Parrot Creek.