Walhalla Goldfields Railway, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
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History & heritage

With a rich pastoral, mining and maritime history as well as a strong Indigenous culture, Gippsland boasts a wealth of heritage attractions to explore. Uncover stories from the past, learn about the struggles of the early settlers, and wander around old ports, lighthouses and museums across the region.

Real gold
Gold discoveries at Walhalla, Omeo and in the settlements around Dargo resulted in a steady flow of prospectors to the region during the 1860s and 1880s. Relive the days of the early miners on Walhalla's scenic railway or head across to Omeo to tour the old pioneer's hut and the heritage-listed Omeo Oriental Claims Historic Area.

Black gold
The discovery of one of the world's largest coal deposits in the Latrobe Valley brought 'Black Gold' to the region and underpinned Gippsland's growing wealth. Hear stories from the underground on a tour of the decommissioned State Coal Mine and see 'life at it was' in the 1800s at Korumburra's Coal Creek Heritage Village.

Maritime adventures
Delve into the rich maritime history along Gippsland's spectacular coastline. Spend an afternoon wandering through the lovingly restored buildings of Port Albert and journey on to the famous Point Hicks Lighthouse, located on the stretch of coastline where Captain Cook first laid eyes on the Australian continent.

Dreamtime stories
Walk the Bataluk Cultural Trail to hear Dreamtime stories, see scarred trees, weapons, relics and sacred sites, and get an insight into the traditional culture of the first inhabitants of the Gippsland region.

Highlights

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Sale Powder Magazine

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From $2 - $2

Colonial Governments in Victoria built Powder Magazines to provide safe conditions for the storage of explosive powder which was used by the gold...

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Stratford Historical Society and Museum

Stratford

Housed in the former Stratford Methodist Church, an intact brick building of 1872 and the new shed, the The Stratford Historical Society and Museum...

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State Coal Mine

Wonthaggi

From $7 - $48.80

The State Coal Mine offers a journey back in time to discover what life working in a coal mine was like in the 1900s. Venture underground through the...

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Yarram Historical Society

Yarram

From $2 - $2

The Yarram and District Historical Society has a long and distinguished history. First formed in May 1911, it was the first sub-history centre of The...

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Old Gippstown

Old Gippstown

Moe

Step back in time to the 1850′s and enjoy a visit to Old Gippstown, Gippsland's Heritage Park in Moe. This complete historical township filled with...

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Gippsland Armed Forces Museum

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From $1 - $10

The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum aims to preserve Gippsland's military heritage, and provide the means to display and highlight the role played by...

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Gippsland Immigration Park

Gippsland Immigration Park

Morwell

Gippsland Immigration Park is a not for profit community group dedicated to recognising the contribution immigrants have made to the development of...

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Gippsland Vehicle Collection

Gippsland Vehicle Collection

Maffra

From $0.01 - $10

The Gippsland Vehicle Collection provides south east Australia with an outstanding rotating display of interesting vehicles including cars,...

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Walhalla Historic Area

Walhalla Historic Area

Walhalla

Walhalla, a rich gold producer for 50 years, is a remote and picturesque mountain township. It is hard to imagine a more difficult site for a town...

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