VISIT WANDILIGONG

Step back in time on a trip to an entire landscape that is National Trust-classified. Wandiligong, with its cosy country cottages, rolling farmland, orchards, pub, cafe, and mountains that hug the lush valley, is an essential day trip or stay for anyone visiting the region.

LIVING HISTORY

Just a few minutes by road from Bright or an easy 5km pedal along the scenic bike path, this heritage-listed village is a true delight to see. Straddling the banks of Morses Creek, which was once mined for gold, the village of Wandiligong is tucked away in a picture-perfect valley patch-worked with apple orchards and nut groves.

In the 1860s, when Wandiligong teemed with gold miners, its 2,000-strong population built schools, churches, shops, a public library and hotels. Many still stand.

These days, Wandi, as the locals call it, is a quiet enclave, however there are still plenty of things to do. The Diggings Walk with its Chinese Swing Bridge is a great way to discover the history of this magical little town, while a coffee at the Apple orchard, lunch at 5 Acres Bar & Kitchen and dinner at the renowned Wandi Pub are a must.

Kids will also love the playground at Alpine Park on the banks of Morses Creek.

TOP 5 THINGS TO DO

1. Eat & drink

Have lunch in the gardens of the Wandi Pub or 5 Acres Bar & Cafe.

2. Apple orchard and farm gate

Visit Nightingales Alpine Apples Farm Gate Store.

3. Scenic bike ride

Ride the scenic shared path along Morses Creek between Wandi and Bright.

4. Discover the past

Go for a walk around the Chinese Diggings and learn about the area's gold mining history.

5. Chestnut season

In Autumn, go to the Wandi Nut Festival or stock up on fresh chestnuts at the Wandiful Produce farm gate.

TASTE ROASTED CHESTNUTS

THINGS TO DO IN WANDILIGONG

Wandi Cross

Wandi Cross

Wandi Walk

Wandi Walk

Tandem Paraglide over Mystic Mountain

Activeflight Paragliding

PLACES TO STAY IN WANDILIGONG

Redruth

Redruth

Steep yourself in nature and tranquility with this comfortable and historic gem. Wake up to the sound of birdsong and spend long lazy mornings in the sun – or duck out the back gate and lose yourself in the Wandiligong Diggings, one of the regions oldest historic sites. Wander the numerous trails and bubbling brooks,…

House

Indie’s Run

Trequanda Swimming Pool

Trequanda

OTHER EXPERIENCES YOU'LL LOVE

Tower Hill lookout over Bright

LOOKOUTS

THE VIEWS ARE BETTER UP HIGH

Lush green valleys and an alpine horizon as far as the eye can see. Here's where to find our greatest views.

ADVENTURE

LIVE LIFE ON THE EDGE

From cliff-top picnics to caving, kayaking and rock climbing, get to know the mountains from a different angle.

Rock Climbing on Mount Buffalo