Adelong, with a population of just over 900, was first established in the late 1830’s and gold was discovered around Adelong in 1852. A gold rush followed and the town grew as gold seekers arrived from afar to search for gold along Adelong Creek and throughout the nearby creeks and hills. The township is in a picturesque valley with historic buildings having been preserved and can be enjoyed today on an informative, self-guided heritage town walk. The Adelong Alive Museum, in the main street, is open most weekends from 11am – 1pm (gold coin donation) and showcases the town’s history. Adelong features accommodation options, cafes, 2 country pubs and a range of retail and services.