On the old Hume Highway, and within sight from the CBD, Beveridge is a small town packed with history. The town sits at the base of Mount Fraser - an extinct volcano core from which Hume and Hovell first saw Port Phillip Bay in 1824.
The most iconic building in the town is The Hunter’s Tryst which was built in 1844. It’s been extended from the original ‘stopover’ accommodation it used to be, and today is home to the post office and a restaurant.
Beveridge is best known as the birthplace for bushranger, Ned Kelly. On the outskirts of town you’ll find what’s left of a house that Red Kelly built, and the family lived in for 5 years before financial difficulties forced them to move to Avenel.
The house was purchased during a private auction in 2014, and the owners have said that they would love to see it refurbished. A National Trust building, it’s hoped that the old Kelly House has many more days ahead of it.