Old-time charm in the Victorian Alps, this hotel is the epitome of unplugged tranquillity.

A quaint and cosy mountain retreat on the Sydney to Melbourne route, Walhalla’s Star Hotel’s main draw is its nostalgic character. Without a single television in sight and limited Wi-Fi connectivity in this rural setting, it really is a chance to escape modern life for a few days. There are 12 rooms, each named after some of the local gold mines that propelled the town into prosperity 150 years ago. The high-ceilinged rooms are gracefully infused with the country charm that is found across the whole property. Browse through the books in the library and immerse yourself in this slower pace of life.

The town, home to around just 20 residents, is rich with wonderfully preserved heritage buildings. Tour the gold mine or go hiking in the mountains for a nature-led stay, before settling down in a homely armchair in the lounge with a drink from the honesty bar.

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Key information

In a remote former gold mining town in the Victorian Alps

Airport transfer time: Approx. 10 hour’s drive from Sydney or 2½ hour’s drive from Melbourne
Rooms: 12

Good to know

Not suitable for children under 12

Accommodation information

12 rooms

Dining

Restaurant, honesty bars

What's included

• Breakfast

*Denotes local charge