I am a keen traveller. Currently rediscovering my own backyard and the rest of Australia. I enjoy nature, history and the quirkiness of what the world has to offer.
Published April 1st 2021
A good place to walk off the yummy Beechworth treats
Beechworth is about 290kms from Melbourne or a 3 hour non-stop drive. A beautiful historic town with buildings that reflect the gold found in the area and famous for its bakeries and eateries.
Near Lake Sambell is the entrance to a 800 metre tunnel that was started in 1876 and completed in 1880. An engineering feat at the time, it was built to expose new areas for gold sluicing by reducing the water level of Spring Creek.
8628 tons of stone was removed to build the tunnel