Cache #: 17
Location: Station Street, Alexandra
Access: All Vehicles, 24/7
A geocache located at the old Railway Station in the township of Alexandra.
Alexandra is located in the Shire of Murrindindi with a population of around 2,700 people. It is the largest township in the Shire. It is 24 km from Eildon and 132 km from Melbourne at the intersection of the Goulburn Valley Highway and the Maroondah Highway.
The township of Alexandra was established as a gold town around 1866 when a rush to the district resulted in an almost instant township. At that time it was referred to as 'Red Gate Diggings'. The name Red Gate resulted from a red painted gate separating two pastoral runs at the site now the Alexandra Library, (a replica gate can be viewed at this site). Red Gate Diggings was renamed 'Alexandra' 1867 after Princess Alexandra of Denmark (Queen Consort). After the gold rush subsided, the town relied heavily on the timber, wool, dairy, fishing and rail industries.
Lake Eildon GeoTour:
Australia's first GeoTour is held in one of Australia's most feature rich locations. Lake Eildon, located in the state of Victoria, is known for its fishing, water based activities and beautiful bushland surroundings and natural features. It's also known for its arts, crafts, eateries and townships.
The Lake Eildon GeoTour is designed to be completed over a number of days with several areas selected for their excellent food and places to stop and rest. Please see our GeoTour Companion (download below) for full details on distances and expected travel times.
The GeoTour includes five different types of geocaches and ends with a puzzle that is solved by gathering information while finding the other caches. These questions can be found on the on the passport (download below) and the final cache page.
Lake Eildon GeoTour Passport
Lake Eildon GeoTour Companion
Lake Eildon GeoTour Website