Woolshed Falls

Beechworth Historic Park / near Wangaratta / near Albury-Wodonga, Victoria, Australia

Rating: 1.5     Difficulty: 1
Woolshed Falls

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INTRODUCTION

Woolshed Falls was the first waterfall in Victoria that Julie and I visited. As you can see from the photo above, Reedy Creek was struggling as apparently the Australian drought that we encountered during our November 2006 visit seemed to have really hit this area (as well as the rest of the state) pretty hard. So given our experience, we didn't prolong our stay very much other than the main lookout near the car park. At least the waterfall was flowing, but the flow was so low that the foliage blocking part of the viewpoint seemed to be more of a factor than I'd imagine had Reedy Creek flowed better.

According to the signs here, Reids Creek (the original creek here) was diverted to make available more gold for prospecting. This attracted diggers and miners trying to get at what was said to be the richest goldfields in Victoria. This bit of history wasn't lost on us as we learned that gold was mined here since its discovery in 1853. There was even a historic walk though we didn't partake in it given the state of the falls. In any case, it seemed like this place was quiet once again (like I'd imagine the pre-mining days would be) as I'm sure the mining boom was now more centered in the state of WA than here. Yet I could still envision prospectors along the banks of the creek panning for gold or digging nearby. It just seemed to have that vibe.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

Also near Woolshed Falls is the Newtown Falls within the town of BeechworthAlso near Woolshed Falls is the Newtown Falls within the town of Beechworth
Woolshed Falls was not far from the twin towns of Albury and Wodonga, which were right on the NSW-VIC border roughly half way between Canberra (shown here) and MelbourneWoolshed Falls was not far from the twin towns of Albury and Wodonga, which were right on the NSW-VIC border roughly half way between Canberra (shown here) and Melbourne
The sign directing us on where to goThe sign directing us on where to go

Closer look at Woolshed Falls in very low flowCloser look at the falls in very low flow


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS




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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From the B400 exit off the M31 Hwy in the twin towns of Albury-Wodonga on the Victoria/New South Wales border, we drove south on the B400 (High St) for about 2km to the C315 (Beechworth Rd). We continued on the C315 for another 36km to the town of Beechworth.

Once we were in Beechworth, there were signs for Woolshed Falls. In obeying the signs, we turned right on the C377 Road towards Chiltern and drove another 2km towards McFeeters Rd. Then, we turned left onto McFeeters Rd and followed it for about 1.4km towards the signed turnoff for the falls on the right. A short distance later, we were at the car park and lookout.

For context, Albury-Wodonga was 553km (5.5 hours drive) southwest of Sydney, 337km (3.5 hours drive) southwest of Canberra, and 325km (under 3.5 hours drive) northeast of Melbourne.




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ITINERARIES

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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

For more information about our experiences with this waterfall, check out the following travel stories.




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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES




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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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