A trickle of squatters started arriving in Wedderburn in the 1840s, but this would become a flood when the Victorian gold rush began in the early 1850s. Magnificent buildings remain in the back blocks of Wedderburn, with the Coach House Museum exhibiting precious historic pieces such as carriages, hardware and a blacksmith's store. The historic General Store with stock still on the shelves is little changed from the days of the gold rush.
On the edge of town is the native bushland of Hard Hill Tourist Reserve, a camping and RV friendly site. In amongst the trees is a gem – an old Eucalyptus distillery still operated by volunteers, who harvest and distil the local leaves to produce the elixir. Slightly further afield are the Beggary Hills known locally as the prospector’s dream!