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 town’s heritage buildings and monuments. Revive the past at the Timber Tramway and Museum (located at the Alexandra Railway Station) that displays artifacts from the timber industry of the last century. There you can see a recreation of the bush sawmill and the tramway era of the Rubicon valley from 1900 to 1950.
Enjoy the walk through unruffled bushland, native wildlife and scenic views of Mt Buller on the trails of Lake Eildon National Park. For water sport 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 adrenaline rush. Fishing and camping are other popular activities that can be enjoyed at 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.