The first European settlers arrived in Alexandra back in 1824. A number of squatting runs occupied the area until 1866, when gold-bearing locations were finally discovered. The place was formerly called Red Gate and was eventually renamed to Alexandra in 1867, in honor of the Princess of Wales at the time.
Alexandra saw rapid development in the 1870’s due to the gold rush. However, it was heavily affected by the infamous Black Friday bushfires of 1939. Despite these challenges, the people of Alexandra persevered. The former shire was formally declared as a town in 1994 and celebrated its 150th year in 2017.
Cathedral Range – Ideal for thrill-seekers.
Those who successfully hike up the mountain ranges will be rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding area.
Alexandra Timber Tramway & Museum
Take a trip back in time and explore one of the industries that built modern-day Alexandra. Kids will surely enjoy riding the steam locomotives!
Alexandra & District Open Gardens
This annual event is held every October and is a perfect opportunity to see beautiful gardens owned by the locals.
The town of Alexandra is host to a number of well-preserved historic buildings dating back to the 1850’s. Great for those yearning for a taste of life back in the ‘good old days’.
McKenzie’s Flora Reserve
Small bushland reserve that serves as a habitat for a wide variety of flora and fauna. Spend an afternoon walking here, and enjoy watching colorful birds and butterflies playing among the flowers.
Preserved miner’s cottage from the 1890’s. A good place to visit if you’d like a snapshot of what life was like back in the day.