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Chiltern is a town in Victoria's High Country. It's known for its Victorian-era streetscapes, and is home to the Grape Vine Hotel, the largest grapevine in Australia.


The area around Chiltern is the traditional lands of the Dhudhuroa people. The nearby Yeddonba Aboriginal Cultural Site, in the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, includes artworks created by the original inhabitants of the Chiltern area, including one ochre painting thought to represent a Thylacine, an animal now extinct and which has been extinct on mainland Australia for thousands of years.

Chiltern is one of Victoria's oldest towns; many of Chiltern's buildings are on the National Trust. Many shopkeepers and miners from around Beechworth and the Ovens Valley districts followed the rush and relocated into Chiltern during the mid-19th century.

Visitor information centre[edit]

  • 1 Chiltern Information Centre, 30 Main St, +61 3 5726 1611. 10AM-4PM Daily.

Get in[edit]

By train[edit]

The railway station is serviced by V/Line services running between Melbourne and Albury.

By car[edit]

From Wangaratta, it is a half an hour north via the M31 Hume Fwy and C381/C377 Beechworth Chiltern Road

Get around[edit]


Chiltern has a well preserved historic streetscape. It has been used for the production of several movies. It has a small museum, with enthusiastic curators who will gladly show you around.



Chiltern is a craft and antique shop kind of town.


There is a bakery on the corner of the main street. Other choices are the cafe or the pub.


There is an historic pub on the main corner.



Go next[edit]

  • Wangaratta is not too far away, only half an hour southwest via the C377/C381 and M31
Routes through Chiltern
ENDAlbury-Wodonga  NE  SW  SpringhurstMelbourne
SydneyAlbury-Wodonga  NE  SW  WangarattaMelbourne

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