Walhalla, nestled in the Thomson River valley just 13 kms from Rawson, is a beautifully preserved 19th century gold town that is still producing gold.
Cit-In tours can be booked at the same time as registering (or, if available, at any time after registration) and will be held until the final payment date of 14th February 2014
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine
Victoria’s 5th most productive mine yielding 13,695kg of gold up until its closure in 1911 the Long Tunnel now takes visitors 300 metres into the huge machinery chamber in an absorbing 45 minute tour.
Pre-paid tours are available at 1.15 pm on both Saturday and Sunday at $13.50 per person. This is a $6 saving per adult fare.
Walhalla Goldfields Railway
In its 4 kilometres of tracks the train crosses 6 trestle bridges and the Thomson River bridge over a scenic bush route.
Pre-paid tours are available at 3.00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday at $15 per person or $50 family pass (2 adults and 2 children). This represents a saving of $5 per person on the standard rate.
A scenic route has been planned for a pleasant drive on Sunday to Neerim South where we have access to a French inspired romantic country garden set amongst rolling green hills. Organised through Open Gardens Victoria, a fee of $10 per head applies to this tour. A sneak peak can be gained at www.picardygarden.com.au
Thomson Dam Tour
The route for this tour takes you over the dam head and into the hills beyond. While only 60km long it can be classed as an Adventurous Drive more akin to a Raid road then a lazy Sunday jaunt. There’s 24km of unsealed road with 15 of those on a clay surface. While quite capable of being navigated by our Citroens (as we surveyed the route on a wet day in a C5 wagon) you probably wouldn’t want to take your concours vehicle over it.
Scenic Arts & Craft tour
If you’re arty or crafty then this is the tour for you. Antiques, class blowing studios, local produce and multiple craft venues have been incorporated into a scenic tour of the Gippsland Hills. This tour could be incorporated with the Garden tour if you were happy to consolidate your time at the garden and the arts & crafts venues.
Touring details will be provided on the Cit-In weekend