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Walhalla and Mountain Rivers Trail

Once a thriving gold town, Walhalla is now home to 20 permanent residents, who have kept the spirit of the town alive, and although all of the gold has diminished, there is still a lot of history to be discovered, just by looking in the windows of the local stores

Almost 3,500 people lived and worked in the area at its preak during the 1880s. Fires, flood and disease were just some of the pioneering hardships to endure during the gold era. Life in the Walhalla may have been tough, but the lure of gold made this mountain oupost a vibrant and proud place, with 10 hotels, 7 churches, several dance halls and more then 30 shops.

When the gold ran out in 1914, Walhalla's decline was rapid. Many houses were removed on the newly built railway from Moe, while others were simply abandoned. For almost all of the 20th century, Walhalla was virtually frozen in time. Electricity was only connected in 1998 and, after nearly a century of being a ghost town, many of its buildings are now being lovingly restored or rebuilt.

Things to do at Walhalla and Mountain Rivers Trail
•  Sight-seeing•  Historical tours•  Camping
•  Bush walking•  Picnicing•  Exploring
•  Horse riding•  Gold panning•  Skiing
•  4WD tours•  Fishing 

Attractions at Walhalla and Mountain Rivers Trail
•  Thomson Dam on the Thomson River•  Baw Baw Alpine Resort
•  Moondarra State Park•  Walhalla Goldfields Railway
•  Walhalla Historic Township•  Baw Baw National Park
•  Tyres Park•  The Long Tunnel Gold Mine

Map of the Walhalla and Mountain Rivers Trail

Accomodation, tourism destinations, and local business located in Walhalla and Mountain Rivers Trail

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Mountain Farm Accommodation
38 School Rd , Erica
Phone: 03-5165 3358
Mobile: 0438 063 291
Email: (checked every business day)
Rawson Village
1 Pinnacle Drive, Rawson
Phone: (03) 5165 3200
Email: (checked every business day)

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Mountain-Top Experience
45 McLean Street, Morwell
Phone: 03 5134 6876
Mobile: 0429 121 952
Email: (checked every business day)

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