On a previous visit I had been to the lovely Victorian town of Beechworth. In recently years it had been affected by the natural disasters of Australia and had suffered quite badly. I was therefore curious to see if Beechworth had lost its former charm. I hoped it hadn't.
On the way to Beechworth we stopped at a lovely, previously unvisited town of Bright. Oh what a delight!
Bright is situated in north east Victoria, on the edge of the Ovens Valley. We arrived here mid afternoon and took a couple of hours to explore the town and I simply knew that this little town, with a population of around 3,000 people will be on our list to be visited again. There was a lovely friendly, quirky feel to the town. They had a Christmas shop, open already in October! They also had a lovely Quilt shop and I simply had to buy a couple of pieces to bring home.
|A town shot of Bright|
|The Christmas Shop - despite being mid October!|
|Bright War Memorial|
Again situated in the north east of Victoria with a population of around 3,000. Famous for being host to Ned Kelly who spent time at the Goal there and for it's location and influx of inhabitants during the gold rush in the 1850s.
We stayed at this lovely motel. This is the view of our room from the patio to the small car park. It was lovely and green and those trees's gave shelter to numerous birds who gave us a welcome good morning chorus!
We had had dinner at the pub next door and lucky just managed to get our order in before a coach of other tourists arrived. Our table was situated next to this lovely wall hanging, depicting the various scenes linked to Ned Kelly.
|Kelly Women Quilt made in 2006|
In the morning we had a light breakfast at the famous Beechworth Bakery. The had a lovely walk through the town stopping fairly frequently to look at the shops, buildings and historical references.
|Beechworth Post Office|
|Street scene at Beechworth|
|One of the many Ned Kelly replicas|
We had a lovely few days in this region and this was certainly one of our highlights of our trip.
Taking part in the A-Z April Challenge