Sports & Recreation

Cycling & Mountain Bike Riding

Whatever type of cycling you are looking for Beechworth is the place to find it. Australia's Premier Rail Trail, the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail arrives right in the middle of town. The Trail goes from Beechworth to Bright and Beechworth to Springhurst providing a safe and pleasurable way to explore in and around Beechworth and North East Victoria.

If Mountain Biking is your go then the Beechworth Mountain Bike Park, which on its own is considered one of the best places to mountain bike ride in Australia is easily accessible. The Beechworth Mountain Bike Park is only 2km from the centre of town. More information about bike riding in and around Beechworth can be obtained from the Bike Riding menu of this website.


Enjoying fishing with the most picturesque natural settings of North East Victoria. You can catch a range of fish including Trout, Redfin, Golden perch and Murray Cod.

Indigo Shire fishing guide features fishing lakes at Wahgunyah, Rutherglen, Chiltern, Allan's Flat, Stanley, Beechworth and Upper Sandy Creek.

Indigo Shire Fishing Guide
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Gold Panning, Prospecting & Fossicking

In Victoria, a prospector or fossicker requires a Miner's Right which is a permit to prospect for minerals on unreserved Crown Land or private land where the permission of the landowner has been granted. A Victorian Miners Right is valid for 2 years and can be purchased from the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre. More information can be obtained by visiting the Department of Primary Industries website.


Beechworth has an eighteen hole golf course with sand greens located in Balaclava Road Beechworth, phone 03 5728 1056.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is not available in Beechworth, the closest facility is in Mt Beauty.

Sport Facilities

Sport facilities in Beechworth include: tennis, squash, gym, swimming in the town pool (Nov - Mar), golf, bowls and croquet.

Town Swimming Pool

Located close to the town centre. The town swimming pool provide residents of all ages the opportunity to enjoy social contact, participate in recreational activities such as swimming, water sports and exercise while at the same time being instrumental in the promotion and education of water safety.

Tennis Courts

A basic tennis facility is available at New Town Park corner Bridge & Diffey Rd, Beechworth, 3747 or contact the Beechworth Tennis Club for more information.

Walking & Bushwalking

There are a variety of Trails in Beechworth and the surrounding area. Extensive tracks have been created in and around Beechworth to cater for those seeking a short stroll or an all day adventure. View old goldfields, wild orchids and unusual geological formations.

Several Guided Walking Tours are offered by the Visitor Information Centre and bookings can be made via this website. There is also a self guided The Heritage Walk of the Central Business District. A free brochure is available from the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre.

Beechworth is surrounded by acres of spectacular National and State forest land; Beechworth Historic Park, Stanley State Forest, Woolshed Falls Historic Walk, White Box Walk and Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park. The tranquil beauty of eucalyptus and native cypress forests, winding creeks, steep gullies and rugged granite outcrops provide an exciting opportunity to explore natural and historical attractions close to the town.