Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mini-Break to Beechworth

Mount Buffalo - We had lunch next to this lake, on the lower levels of the mountain

A few weeks ago, we took a little break in Beechworth, which is about three hours north-east of Melbourne. It was one of the most important towns in Victoria during the Gold Rush of the nineteenth century and there is still lots of lovely architectural evidence of those heydays to see around the town.

As well as partaking of those time-honoured mini-break traditions of eating too much, going to museums and spending too much time in little boutiquey shops, we also spent a lovely day walking on nearby Mount Buffalo. As you can see, we were blessed with beautiful weather.

Happy Days!

Big skies over Mount Buffalo

The view from the lookout nearest to the Mount Buffalo Chalet

Wildflowers in marshlands as we made our way down the mountain

On another day - the view at Woolshed Falls, literally five minutes from Beechworth


librarygirl said...

I love that part of world. Last time we went to Beechworth (July) it was FREEEEEZING - bitter wind. But very nice buildings and smart shops.

Feronia said...

It's lovely, isn't it! I'd definitely go back.

Bingle said...

I love seeing these places especially the flowers. I want to see more.

Feronia said...

Thanks Bingle. I actually didn't take too many more photos but I'll see what I can find :)

trishie said...

Looks so peaceful and scenic. The windflowers are gorgeous

Feronia said...

The whole field was covered with was lovely :)