Grant Street, Tourism Victoria

Population 2142

Alexandra was apparently named after Alexandra, Princess of Wales, although, coincidentally, three men named Alexander discovered gold here in 1866. Situated in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, Alexandra is supported primarily by agriculture. Nearby, the Goulburn River is an important trout fishery.

Visitor Information

36 Grant St; (03) 5772 1100 or 1800 652 298

Nearby national parks

  • Yarra Ranges National Park

    Lofty mountain ash bathed in mist, rare and endangered plants and animals, snow in winter and pristine pockets of bushland make Yarra Ranges...more

  • Kinglake National Park

    Surrounding the township of Kinglake, this bush retreat close to Melbourne offers views of the Yarra Valley, the city skyline and Port...more

  • Brisbane Ranges National Park

    In Brisbane Ranges National Park low mountains are dissected by rugged gorges and hidden gullies with basalt grasslands and woodlands. An...more

Nearby towns

  • Eildon

    Eildon established itself as a town to service dam workers, and later holiday-makers, when the Goulburn River was dammed to create Lake...more

  • Yea

    This town sits by the Yea River, a tributary of the Goulburn River. Hume and Hovell, the first explorers through the region, discovered this...more

  • Marysville

    For 100 years, the beautiful subalpine village of Marysville was a much-frequented holiday destination for Melburnians. Providing access to...more

In Town


Timber Tramways: museum housed in the original railway station that offers an insight into the timber industry around Alexandra; open 2nd Sun each month; Station St.

Art and craft galleries: many outlets around town displaying and selling local art, pottery and glassware.


McKenzie Nature Reserve: in virgin bushland, with orchids and wildflowers during winter and spring.

Self-guide tourist drives: the Skyline Rd from Alexandra to Eildon features lookouts along the way; information from visitor centre.

Taggerty: home to the Willowbank Gallery and a bush market; open 4th Sat each month; 18 km S.

Trout fishing: in the Goulburn, Acheron and Rubicon rivers.

Lake Eildon National Park: excellent walking trails in the north-west section of the park; for more details see Eildon.

Bonnie Doon: a good base for exploring the lake region. Activities include trail-riding, bushwalking, watersports and scenic drives; 37 km NE near Lake Eildon.

Fishing spots near town

Goulburn River 6 km

The Goulburn River from Eildon Pondage to Alexandra is one of the most popular stretches of trout water in Victoria. Places like Thornton, ‘Gilmore’s Bridge’ and the Breakaway, where the Acheron River... Find out more

Rubicon River 13 km

The Rubicon, one of Victoria’s legendary trout waters, is popular with trout anglers who fish using all methods available. Rising in forested hills with a steep gradient in the headwaters, the river varies from... Find out more

Eildon Pondage 19 km

Boating is not allowed on Eildon Pondage, which is just below the dam wall at Eildon. Nevertheless, it is one of the most heavily fished waters in the state and is an ideal family spot, with barbecues and toilet... Find out more

Lake Eildon 20 km

Lake Eildon is Victoria’s most popular freshwater fishing spot. Part of its popularity is due to its proximity to metropolitan Melbourne. Lilydale is just a 90 min drive away, either over the Black Spur or via Yea.... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Bicentennial National Trail - Healesville starting point 54 km

Acclaimed as the longest-marked, nonmotorised, multi-use trekking route in the world, this track traverses an incredible 5330 kilometres from Healesville to Cooktown in north Queensland, passing through 18 national... Find out more

Golf courses around town

RACV Healesville Country Club 54 km

Of the 120 golf courses featured throughout these pages, the new layout at Healesville is the odd one out. It could, in fact, be considered a minnow among giants, for this par-68 measures only 4872 metres from the... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Essence Coffee Lounge

Welcome newcomer to Alexandra, the Mia Mia Tearooms are housed in a lovely heritage-listed building that indeed started life as the Mia Mia Tearooms back in the 1880s. With its gracious facade, sunlight streaming through... Find out more

Stonelea Country Estate

The restaurant at this family-owned and operated country house offers an excellent regional menu that makes good use of outstanding local produce such as Yarra Valley salmon and caviar, whole Buxton trout, Dobsons... Find out more

Tea Rooms of Yarck

Don’t be fooled by the Devonshire tea–evoking name. This quaint wooden cottage restaurant is all about big-flavoured rustic Italian food made with brilliant ingredients –many of them sourced locally... Find out more

Nearby breweries

Jamieson Brewery 39 km

Looking for a drawcard to attract tourists to their Victorian High Country pub, owners Jeff and Jeanette Whyte installed a microbrewery into the Jamieson Hotel and started knocking out house beers in 2001. The equipment... Find out more

Campsites around town

Brooks River Reserve camping area 3 km

To reach this compact camping area, head north-west out of historic Alexandra township on the Maroondah Hwy and turn west on Swanns La, which leads down to the banks of the Goulburn River. There are fireplaces here but... Find out more

Devils Cove camping area 12 km

Devils Cove is one of several scenic camping spots at Collers Bay, in what’s known as the Fraser Camping Area. Sites here can be booked online via the Parks Victoria website. Take the gentle 3.5 km walk around the... Find out more

Candlebark camping area 12 km

Candlebark is located in the popular Fraser Camping Area, on the western edge of Coller Bay and accessed via UT Creek Rd. Each of its 70 or so campsites should be booked in advance through the Parks Victoria website. To... Find out more

Lakeside camping area 13 km

The boat ramp at the Lakeside camping area gets a workout during holiday periods, when sundry anglers, waterskiers and sightseers take to the water. This is one of the popular Fraser camping area destinations on the edge... Find out more

Mountaineer Creek camping area (walk-in and boat-based camping) 14 km

Mountaineer Creek is up in the northern section of Lake Eildon National Park, where you can really get away from it all. The camping area is situated on peaceful Stone Bay and can only be accessed by boat or on foot.... Find out more

Molesworth Caravan Park 15 km

There are decent facilities at Molesworth Caravan Park, including a laundry, showers and BBQs. It's located in a riverside reserve, signposted north off the hwy to the west of the bridge over the Goulburn River.... Find out more

Coopers Point camping area (boat-based camping) 16 km

A boat trip is your only option for getting out to Coopers Point on the eastern shoreline of Lake Eildon, just to the west of Mt Enterprise. Before paddling or motoring out of Coller Bay, check with the national park... Find out more

Kendalls A camping area 18 km

This is one of a pair of camping areas just off Rubicon Rd, to the north of the power station. Directly east of here are Snobs Falls, a fetching 100 m cascade over tumbledown rocks. Unfortunately, there’s no... Find out more

Neds Gully camping area (walk-in camping) 19 km

Neds Gully is off Little River Rd at the northern entrance to the park; it’s a 50 m walk from the carpark to the campsites via a swing bridge. An easy walk leads from Neds Gully to Cooks Mill along Little River. If... Find out more

Kendalls B camping area 20 km

The Kendalls B camping area is near the entrance to the hydro-electric power station, and 1.5 km from Kendalls A – the 2 campgrounds are linked by a walking/cycling track. During the warmer months of the year,... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Euroa Caravan and Cabin Park 50 km

Just a short walk to the centre of town, this park stretches along the banks of the creek. It is a good spot in a lovely setting and has a large number of tourist sites. Bookings are required in peak periods.... Find out more

Goulburn River Tourist Park 55 km

This park is about 1 km from the town centre in a quiet off-highway location on the banks of the Goulburn River. The park offers good clean facilities and is easily accessible. There are canoes for hire. Bookings... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Athlone Country Cottages

Fly-fishermen will be in their element staying in either of these two cottages or studio, as the property’s dam has been stocked with rainbow trout. You can also learn fly-fishing techniques from local experts. The... Find out more

Mittagong Homestead 
and Cottages

Accommodation on this 400-hectare working cattle farm near Lake Eildon is in three well-appointed cottages: one purpose-built, the other two housed in a converted shearing shed. All are well appointed with king-size... Find out more

Stonelea Country Estate

This country retreat is in a little slice of picturesque Australian countryside, with lush pastures and tall timbers tucked between the wine-rich Yarra Valley and the ski fields of Mount Buller. The 607-hectare... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Koriella rest area 6 km

25km E of Yea (L) or 6km NW of Alexandra (R)

Large area adjacent to the highway. Good shade.

Sheepwash Lagoon rest area 17 km

11km E of Yea (R) or 20km W of Alexandra (L)

Adjacent to the highway among a few trees.      

Yea East rest area 24 km

1km E of Yea (R) or 30km W of Alexandra (L)

Just off the highway under shady trees.

King Parrot Creek rest area 40 km

21km SE of Seymour (L) or 17km NW of Yea (R)

Well off the highway under some large trees.

Trawool rest area 47 km

10km SE of Seymour (L) or 28km NW of Yea (R)

Just off the highway among a few trees.

Coach Road rest area 52 km

89km S of Benalla (L)

Just off the freeway among a few trees. For southbound only.

Balmattum rest area 53 km

62km NE of Seymour (L)  

Just off the highway among a few trees. For northbound only.

Grass Tree rest area 54 km

11km NE of Seymour (L) 

Just off the highway among a few trees. For northbound only.

Taungurung rest area 57 km

19km S of Nagambie (L)

Just off the highway among a few trees. For southbound only.

What's on around town

Bush market: Perkins St; 3rd Sat each month (excluding winter).

Picnic Races: Jan, Mar, Oct and Nov.

Truck, Ute and Rod Show: June.

Open Gardens Weekend: Oct.

Rose Festival: Nov.

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