Activities

El Dorado Museum

Visit the El Dorado Museum and discover a time of mining legends, gold “boom & bust”, pioneers, farming heritage and the colourful folk-law characters.

El Dorado Pottery

Studio potter Howard Phillips, works predominantly in stoneware, creating individual and functional pieces using a variety of glaze techniques.

Indigo Gold Trail

View some of the most picturesque countryside in Australia with many accessible sites identified by storyboards featuring the trail logo.

The El Dorado Dredge

It was one of the largest dredges in the Southern Hemisphere. Visit its final resting place, located on the outskirts of El Dorado and enjoy some spectacular sunsets.

Historic Sites Walk

This self guided tour takes you through 31 of El Dorado’s mining and commercial sites of the 1850s to 1950s.

Reedy Creek

Reedy Creek offers a myriad of pleasures for those who enjoy the outdoor life from gold panning to bush walking.

Mountain Bike Riding

Mountain bike riding is the perfect way to have fun, feel great and spend time with your family and friends.

Gold Panning & Fossicking

El Dorado is one of the best places in Australia to find gemstones and crystals along the whole expanse of Reedy Creek.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is permitted throughout the area and there are many roads and tracks where you can enjoy fantastic scenery and varied terrains.

Reids Walk

Walk through a former alluvial gold mining area leading down towards Reedy Creek, then follow this waterway upstream and over the suspension bridge.

Woolshed Guided Drive

This wonderful self-drive tour begins in El Dorado, taking you through one of Victoria’s oldest valleys and ends near Beechworth.

Interpretive Signage

Located in the centre of town there is a series of 10 interpretive panels designed to give visitors  an informative overview of El Dorado and surrounds.

Mt Pilot National Park

Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park contains the highest number of mammal, bird and reptile species recorded at any Box-Ironbark site.

Ned Kelly Touring Route

The Ned Kelly inspired tour route gives visitors a deeper understanding of the Kelly story with interpretive panels along the way.

Art Classes

Develop your artistic ability with personalised art classes by Biancavera Rubega from Yellow Cottage.

Monument Hill

A rugged outcrop of granite looks over El Dorado, and is home to a monument honouring farrier Edwin Bawden.

Murray to Mountain Rail Trail

The perfect way to discover North East Victoria –  natural bushland, farmland, valleys and spectacular mountain ranges.

El Dorado & Woolshed Valley Touring Route

Woolshed Falls and Reid’s Creek provide perfect picnic spots, whilst local towns offer excellent food and wine.