The 1850's gold rush saw many Chinese nationals converge on Beechworth seeking their fortune. As the population grew so too did the need for specialised services to cater for their cultural needs. A section of the Beechworth Cemetery was allocated for burial with the burning towers built in 1857. Mourners used the towers to burn offerings of paper prayers, pork and gifts for the afterlife. Located in the original Beechworth Cemetery, the towers are located inside the main gates at the northern section of the cemetery. Please be respectful and mindful not to enter while a funeral is in progress.
Lake View House is the childhood home of Henry Handel Richardson, pseudonym of Ethel Florence Richardson, author of 'The Getting of Wisdom' and trilogy 'The Fortunes of Richard Mahony' in which she describes her experiences in Chiltern. This charming red-brick house is furnished in period style and contains a small collection of Richardson memorabilia. When visiting Lake View House going on a guided tour or enjoy a literary event held here.
Come and join North East Off Road Tours for your ultimate four wheel drive adventure! Have you wanted to go out and explore Victoria's beautiful High Country and Alpine region but do not own a four wheel drive? This is a great opportunity for you to come along in our vehicle and experience the fun of four wheel driving. A varied selection of tours are available: four wheel drive, regional food and wine, snow, Tagalong four wheel drive tours and day tours. Sit back and relax in the luxurious 11 seater mini bus as you travel around the north east