Just a few minutes by road from Bright or easy 5km peddle on the purpose-built cycle trail, this picture-perfect village on Morse’s Creek is tucked away in a jewel of a valley patch-worked with apple orchards and nut groves.

In the 1860s Wandiligong teemed with gold miners and in its heyday its 2000-strong population built schools, churches, shops, a public library and hotels. Many still stand and today the entire town and its landscape are National Trust-classified.

The Diggings Walk with its Chinese Swing Bridge is a great way to discover the history of this magical little town.