Things to do

Waranga Basin is located near Rushworth and is a popular spot for water sports, fishing and recreation, with caravan, camping and boat ramp facilities.

The nearby historic Whroo Township, now deserted, was once a thriving village that developed around the base of Victoria’s largest open-cut gold mine at Balaclava Hill. It is a popular tourist stop, with visitor information provided at the centre of the former township. Together with Rushworth and Toolleen it forms part of the Gold and Ironbark touring route.

You can also explore the beautiful Rushworth State Forest, immerse yourself in the region’s history at the Rushworth Museum and check out the local monthly market.

About Rushworth

The well preserved “Gold and Ironbark” town of Rushworth is nestled amid the world’s largest Box Ironbark forest. Rushworth has retained much of its original character. Its well-preserved main street of heritage buildings, classified by the National Trust, is one of very few in Victoria.

Rushworth was established during the Victorian Gold Rush in 1853 and is now a showcase of the state’s early gold rush and timber industry.

Today, Rushworth is a popular historic township serving its more than 1380 residents and surrounding farming communities with a variety of shopping, sporting and other services.

What's on in Rushworth

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    Rushworth Easter Heritage Market

    21 Sep 2019

    REHF monthly market features a variety of stalls including
    fruit and veg, brick a brac, metal work, tools, soaps,
    candles and melts, plants, clothing, local olive oils,

    More information

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    Rushworth Machinery Preservation Club Bushdance Fundraiser

    21 Sep 2019

    A fun family friendly night all are welcome
    No dance experience needed
    Live music by the Iron Bach Dance Band
    Bring a plate of supper to share
    Alcohol free...

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  • Rushworth Spring Gardens

    Rushworth Spring Garden Festival

    26 Oct 2019

    A festival themed around gardening with a market,guest
    speakers, an exhibition of photography, music and childrens


    Laurie -[]

    0400 561 728

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    Event information

    26 October 2019

    Rushworth village green, High St


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