Sofala has many buildings preserved from the days of the gold rush in the area. Most are within the two main streets that comprise the primary area of the town. There is a lot to see walking around the town where history abounds and the residents show a quirky sense of humour.
Tourists are catered for with grassed picnic areas and public toilets. There were three cafés open when we visited. We opted for Devonshire tea in the outdoor “Vines Garden” at the end of Denison Street. The scones and hot chocolate were delicious and most welcome on a chilly day, but the tea was cactus!