The small scenic town of Alexandra is a major farming and service centre and has become a popular base for holidays in the Eildon region. The town’s natural beauty and old-world charm, its proximity to nearby national parks, free-flowing rivers and the majestic Lake Eildon offers numerous recreation opportunities.
Stroll along the wide tree-lined streets past historic buildings, including the National Trust-classified Post Office, National Bank and the law courts, and discover arts and crafts, such as pottery and glassware, in quality gift shops and galleries. Discover local history in the Timber Tramway and Museum’s artefacts from the timber industry of the last century. You can take a ride on a locomotive or join in the fun of the local community market.
If you’re looking for activities in the great outdoors, the choices range from relaxing houseboat cruises around Lake Eildon to more active pastimes like waterskiing, kayaking and wakeboarding. You’ll also find some of the best trout fishing in Victoria in the nearby waterways, especially the Goulburn River and Eildon Pondage.
Lake Eildon National Park is a haven for nature-lovers with its tranquil bushland, abundant native wildlife and panoramic views of the lake and mountains. The dramatic Cathedral Range offers invigorating hikes to the rugged peaks for magnificent views over the valleys and farmland, as well as rock climbing for the more adventurous. Birdwatching enthusiasts will enjoy a visit to McKenzies Reserve, which is home to many species of native birds.
Garden-lovers make a beeline for Alexandra in late spring for the Open Garden events. The town also holds an annual Easter Fair.
Alexandra is 130 kilometres from Melbourne along the Maroondah Highway.
Alexandra is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Murrindindi in Victoria, it is located approximately 95kms from the capital Melbourne and extends over an area of 79.44 square kilometres. Alexandra has a recorded population of 2695 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Melbourne.
If you are planning a visit to Alexandra we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Alexandra and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.