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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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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Dargo Heritage Museum

Dargo

The Dargo Heritage Museum is a unique heritage destination offering the tourist an opportunity to quietly wander back in time and feel the toughness...

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Nyerimilang Heritage Park

Nyerimilang Heritage Park

Nungurner

Nyerimilang Homestead is set among semi-formal gardens on a cliff top above the beautiful Gippsland Lakes. Perfect picnic spots are surrounded by...

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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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Noojee Trestle Bridge, Noojee, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Noojee Trestle Bridge

Noojee

Set in beautiful tall forest, the majestic Noojee Trestle Bridge is the tallest surviving wooden trestle bridge in Victoria. The bridge is a legacy...

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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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Coal Creek Community Park and Museum

Coal Creek Community Park and Museum

Korumburra South

Come take a walk through time at Coal Creek Community Park and Museum. It is free entry and unlimited fun for the whole family and is always a great...

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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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Sale Powder Magazine

Sale

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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