Situated in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range only 90 minutes from Melbourne Airport, historic Alexandra hosts gorgeous boutique B&B's, cottages, resorts, caravan parks, cabins and farm stay accommodation and is the ideal place for those seeking an adventure tourism experience. The natural environment, rivers, lakes, mountains and fresh air make it the perfect place to rejuvenate too. You can picnic in the beautiful parklands and take advantage of the many walks. The RailTrail has become a favourite for locals and visitors, giving you a wonderful insight to the landscape and country side that engulfs this lovely township.
Alexandra is also home to the unique Timber Tramway Museum. The Museum is run by volunteers and is open from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of every month. Train services are a steam-hauled train on the second Sunday and a diesel-hauled service on the fourth Sunday of every month.
The Alexandra Market also operates at the Alexandra Timber Tramway Museum on the second Saturday of each month from September to May with one of our smaller locomotives operating a service.
Alexandra's history dates back to the 1820's when it was discovered by Hume and Hovell. Alexandra was originally known as a gold mining town and then became known as a timber town and progressed into an agricultural region. Today, so close to Melbourne, Alexandra relies heavily on tourism and has seen many tree changers move to the area.
Alexandra and the surrounding region will provide you with an experience to remember and cherish. If you are in Alexandra and would like to find out the full range of accommodation we'll help you pick the perfect place to stay, recommend things to do, and give you the goss on the best restaurants and places to eat. Drop into the local visitor information centre, located at 36 Grant Street, Alexandra Ph: 03 5772 1100 firstname.lastname@example.org.