Located at the junction of the Goulburn Valley and Maroondah Highways is the quaint Victorian town of Alexandra. The name has been derived from either Alexandra of Denmark or three men who discovered gold there in the 1860’s.
The town is a major stopover for tourists travelling from Melbourne to the ski fields at Mount Buller, but it is also quite a popular destination amongst families, groups and couples looking for a relaxing weekend away.
Choosing motel accommodation in Alexandra is ideal if you are looking for a nature holiday. The Black Range State Forest, Cathedral Range State Park, Lake Eildon National Park, Dandenong Ranges National Park and Baw Baw National Park are all within easy driving distance. These forests are filled with walks of all lengths and picnic areas for visitors to enjoy during your stay.
The town is also located on the Great Victorian Rail Trail, which is the longest in the state at 134km long. The trail stretches from Mansfield all the way across to Tallarook – a hotel in Alexandra is the perfect way to spend a night (or even a couple of days) recovering. Most people choose to walk, but cycling and horse riding are also quite popular ways to travel.
There are plenty of budget motels in Alexandra to choose from, whether you’re passing through (on your way to the snow or along the Rail Trail) or you’re planning on spending a few days exploring the area.
ARRA Hotels can help you to choose cheap accommodation in Alexandra that is sure to meet all of your needs. Our motels offer a range of amenities that are designed to make your stay in the town as enjoyable as possible.
We can also help you to choose hotels in Alexandra that are located nearby to everything you could possibly need during your stay, including restaurants, shops and even attractions. Why drive your car when you can walk?
It will take you a little over 2 hours to arrive at motel accommodation in Alexandra from Melbourne. As a major stopover for tourists on their way to Mount Buller, you can rest assured that the roads are well signed.
Whilst trains don’t run directly to the town, it is possible to get a V/Line service to nearby Seymour or a Metro service to nearby Lilydale and then get a bus the rest of the way. Bus services also run between some of the nearby towns, including Marysville, Healesville, Yea, Eildon and Taggerty.
It is possible to get taxis to and from hotels in Alexandra, but it should be noted that there are only a few vehicles available and they can be in high demand during peak times (such as Friday and Saturday nights).
Whether you’re travelling with your children or with a group of friends, you can rest assured that budget motels in Alexandra will provide you with plenty of opportunity to explore all that the area has to offer.
In the Alexandra township itself, visit the Timber Tramway & Museum (which shows a recreation of the bush sawmill and tramway era), Open Gardens (which are held on the last weekend of October each year and invites local gardeners to open their homes) and the Truck, Ute & Hot Rod Show (which is held each year).
In nearby Yea, only 20 minutes drive, wander the picturesque wetlands (the closest classified one to Melbourne), visit the heritage-listed Railway Station (comprising a playground and skate park) or take the self-guided Heritage Walk.
A 50 minute drive away, in Mansfield, visitors are invited to enjoy the fully licensed Armchair Cinema (the first fully digital operation in Australia), the Mansfield Zoo (home to over 100 species of animal), the Mansfield Mullum Wetlands or to take a scenic tour of the region via helicopter.
In nearby Eildon, only 20 minutes drive, spend your days enjoying the sports associated with Lake Eildon. Water skiers, pleasure boaters and fisherman like to choose cheap accommodation in Alexandra for a change of scenery.
If your hotel in Alexandra only provides basic cooking facilities, you will be pleased to note that there are a number of pubs, cafes and eateries in the area. Specialties include Verde olives, chevre cheese and estate bottled olive oils.
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