PAGE 20 | GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE BEECHWORTH The historic town of Beechworth offers an array of cafés, eateries and provedores. Photo: Visit Victoria The historic town of Beechworth offers an array of quaint shops and cafés, and it is the perfect base from which to explore the region’s renowned wineries and gourmet food producers. Beechworth offers fresh country air and is a fascinating town centre with plentiful culinary delights. Here you’ll find an abundance of opportunities to walk the historic streets and indulge in fabulous food and some good old-fashioned sweet treats. The town’s prime position on the upper tablelands makes it the perfect spot to sample the local produce and meet the producers. For information and advice on Beechworth and surrounds, including local trail maps, be sure to stop by the Beechworth Visitor Information Centre at 103 Ford Street, Beechworth or visit explorebeechworth.com.au It’s worth grabbing a copy of the gourmet trail map from the information centre before setting out to explore the region. And if you enjoy cycling, be sure to bring your bike (or you can hire one from several outlets in Beechworth), because it’s an excellent way to explore the town and local surrounds. A sweet place to stop Established in 1992, The Beechworth Sweet Co is regarded by many as Australia’s best sweet shop, renowned for sourcing the finest quality chocolates and sweets from around the world. Visitors remark that entering the store reminds them of a cross between Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin’s Cave, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. It is a feast for the eyes. Three rooms are full of the classics, such as gob stoppers, sherbets, boiled lollies, gummies and other quirky treats to surprise you. The Beechworth Sweet Co team works to maintain the ‘wow’ factor by developing new products, with a regularly-changing range of specialities to be discovered in every corner of the store. The shop features a fairy table, ceiling decorations, gorgeous packaging for gifts and, of course, friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. The Beechworth Sweet Co promises a memorable experience for people of all ages and offers a sweet journey to new discoveries with endless possibilities. Come and enjoy the experience, but be sure to check with the business directly for any changes to opening times or services. Take your tastebuds for a tour too Be sure to grab a slice or two of the Beechworth Sweet Co’s famous fudge. You’ll find lots of sweet and colourful surprises at the Beechworth Sweet Co.