Victoria's North East Valleys is Australia's most desirable regional food and wine destination, offering quality, diversity, authenticity of the food and wine experience, characterised by the unique mix of professionalism and style of their people, influenced by the freshness of the alpine air, clean water and excellent growing conditions of the valleys, hillsides and ranges. The North East Valleys region is at the forefront as a wine and food tourism destination benchmarked Australia wide. The North East includes the renowned food and wine regions of Rutherglen, Beechworth, Glenrowan, The Milawa Gourmet Region, King Valley, Myrtleford, Bright, the Alpine Valley and
People visit Beechworth for the natural beauty of the forests and ranges as well as the historical architecture of the town. It claims to be the best preserved gold town in Victoria with more than 30 of its buildings classified by the National Trust. Outside the town, a number of significant goldmining sites are incorporated in sections of the 1080 ha Beechworth Historic Park. The tranquil beauty of eucalyptus and native cypress pine forests, winding creeks, steep gullies and rugged granite outcrops can be enjoyed for their own sake or viewed as the setting for the labours of the diggers.