Beaufort is a historic town founded in the Gold Rush days of 1860. Once bustling with activity and expectancy as the new frontiers were explored and riches uncovered, Beaufort has evolved through its short history to become a service town typical of rural southern Australia.
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.