Rushworth once being an old gold mining town holds a unique aura about the place. The best way to understand this is to visit!!
You feel like you’re stepping back in time as you walk down the Main Street of Rushworth. The street has historical buildings lined on both sides of the wide street. The buildings are maintained and have “The Walk Through Time” plaques detailing the history. These plaques are an awesome way to learn about this town. People are friendly. It is very easy to strike up a conversation and learn about the history of the surrounding areas. For those we spoke to all loved living in Rushworth.
The buildings date back to the mid 1800’s. In the Main Street you will find a map which clearly identifies where you will find the places of interest. All the places are nearby.
Wherever you step in Rushworth there is history to be seen and with all the signage you walk away with an understanding of what this gorgeous country town is all about. From the old court houses to the rotunda in the middle of the street, there’s a story to be told.
The old lock up room looks a very unpleasant place to stay!! I am glad this was not our accommodation!!
The town still has its old comfort station which was used back in the day and is in prime condition and still in use for the locals and tourists. The rail tracks however are no longer in use.
Whilst in Rushworth don’t forget to stop at the ice-cream shop. Yum, the ice-creams are delicious!!
- Approximately 6kms from nearby historical gold mining area Whroo
- Approximately 157km from Melbourne CBD
Where To Stay
Rushworth area is popular for campers, whether you are in a tent, caravan or camper van. From free camping to camping grounds there’s a place for you to set up camp. If you are not into camping then there’s a couple of hotels to choose from.
Where Did We Stay
We love camping and nature. For us there was no other option than to stay at the Greens Campground. This is a free camping area. It is situated in the Rushworth State Forest. Here you are surrounded by the Iron Bark forest which is the largest in the world!!
How Long Should I Stay?
For some Rushworth and the nearby Whroo (pronounced Roo) historical area would be a destination to stop for a few hours to explore. For others a place to set up camp and spend a minimum of 1-2 nights. Bring your gold detector along as you never know what you may find!!
Approximately 178km north from the Melbourne CBD
Have you explored this historical gold mining town of Victoria? Have you explored other areas of Victoria that you would like to share your experiences with us? If you have we’d love to hear about your adventures.