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Alexandra - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located in the foothills of Australia's great Dividing Range, the Alexandra is the gateway to Lake Eildon, as well as providing access to the Victoria High Country and the snowfields.

Hume and Hovel were the first white Europeans to the area in 1824. The town was settled in the late 1860s with the discovery of gold in the region. The town was originally known as Redgate, or Red Gate Diggings, but was renamed after Alexandra of Denmark, who was Queen Consort to Edward VII of the United Kingdom (and had the title HRH The Princess of Wales)1.

The timbered fertile soils in the surrounding Upper Goulburn River attracted settlers eager to farm, and when the gold ran out, agriculture and timber became the main industry.

Today tourism has become a driving force, with visitors flocking to the region, many passing through Alexandra on their way to the High Country or Mount Buller snowfields. Other popular places surrounding Alexandra include Cathedral Range State Park, Eildon State Park and aquatic adventure grounds of Lake Eildon, Victoria’s largest inland lake.

Click here for Alexandra accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Alexandra Visitor Information Centre
36 Grant Street
ALEXANDRA VIC 3714
Ph: 03 5772 1100
Freecall: 1800 652 298
Email
Web: www.alexandratourism.com
Open
7 days a week 9 am - 5 pm
Hours may vary, contact visitor centre

Alexandra Attractions

Alexandra Timber Tramway Museum
• Old Railway Station, Station St, ALEXANDRA VIC 3714
• Ph: 03 5772 2392 • Mobile: 0427 509 988 • Email
• Open 10 am to 4 pm - 2nd Sunday of every month (steam-hauled trains)
Open 10 am to 4 pm - 4th Sunday of every month (Diesel-hauled trains)
See website for other operating times. The general public are free to wander the grounds during the day to view the static exhibits outside the operating days.
• The museum offers visitors a glimpse of the forest history of Alexandra and the surrounding Rubicon Ranges. Before the advent of sealed roads and motor vehicles, rails represented the only reliable means of transport. The museum now preserves some of the relics from those times, with the museum's collection housed in the original railway station buildings. Included in its display is the Kelly & Lewis, the first diesel engine built in Victoria in 1935. The Museum runs steam, petrol and diesel locomotives on a 600 metre loop. Refreshments are available, as well as BBQ facilities.
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Alexandra Events

• Victoria Events
Alexandra Market at Timber Tramway
• Station St, ALEXANDRA • Ph: 0427 509 988
• 2nd Saturday of the month between September and May.

 

 

Source:
1. Alexandra, Victoria. (2008, December 14). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 11:16, January 24, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alexandra,_Victoria&oldid=257860388
 
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