Gold rush history
Gold discoveries at Walhalla, Omeo and in the scattered settlements near Dargo in Central Gippsland resulted in a steady flow of prospectors to the region during the 1860s and 1880s.
Delve into Gippsland's golden heritage and take in views of the Thomson River on Walhalla's scenic railway or cycle trail. Wander through the town's restored boom-time architecture or head underground on a visit to Victoria's most profitable gold mine, the Long Tunnel Mine.
At Omeo you'll find a pioneer's hut (built in 1868) on display in the historical park alongside the original courthouse, blacksmith's shop stables and water wheel. After that, take a walk over to the heritage-listed Omeo Oriental Claims Historic Area for a glimpse at what was once one of the world's largest gold-sluicing operations.