A short drive from Wangaratta or Beechworth, the El Dorado Museum offers an opportunity to step back in time to view life as it was from the time of discovery of gold.
El Dorado is one of the few remaining authentic country towns in the region. Enjoy the natural beauty of the Chiltern–Mt Pilot National Park, take a scenic drive on the Woolshed Valley self-guided Tour or explore the remnants of a rich and significant past on Reid’s Walk and around Cock’s El Dorado Gold &Tin Mining Dredge, once a 2142 ton ‘floating monster’ which now rests on the outskirts of town.
While little of the original architecture remains in the town, you will find cottages, churches, historic buildings, almond orchards, ancient fig trees and other relics that are reminders of a bygone era. There are a number of well-marked tracks and trails for walking and cycling in the village and surrounding area.