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Unearth the riches of today's Goldfields in impressive art galleries, specialty shops, fascinating museums, boutique wineries and esteemed eateries.
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Experience the diverse character and rich history of the Goldfields. Discover the legacy of Victoria's gold rush, visible everywhere, from the tree-lined boulevards and botanic gardens to the stunning architecture, artistic communities and charming country towns. Catch major exhibitions at some of Australia's best regional art galleries and join in the fun at local festivals. Dine out at bustling cafes and fine dining restaurants, sample varietals at cellar doors, or try some retail therapy at specialty shops, markets and boutiques across the region. Continue your adventure by hitting the tracks and trails at nearby lakes, national parks and nature reserves.
Stop by the Bendigo Art Gallery and see works by contemporary Australian artists including Patricia Piccinini, Tracey Moffatt and Bill Henson.
An award-winning winery established in 1969. The cellar door outlet boasts a wine tasting and sales area, cafe and wine musuem.
Strike it rich with a day out in 1850s Ballarat and pan for gold, ride in a horse-drawn carriage and relive the Eureka Rebellion with sound and light.
Explore this historic 1860s temple, constructed with local brick, and learn the stories of the Chinese migrants who came to Bendigo in search of gold.
While away an afternoon exploring the historic villa and enchanting gardens established by prominent silversmith Ernest Leviny in the 1860s.
Blood on the Southern Cross tells the dramatic story of the Eureka Uprising by Ballarat's miners against unjust and corrupt colonial rulers. The...
Experience a living history of Bendigo's Chinese population and explore exhibitions featuring artefacts dating as far back as the Shang Dynasty.
Located on the shore of picturesque Lake Wendouree, the Ballarat Botanical Gardens is one of Australia's most significant cool climate gardens.
Gear up in overalls, a miner's hat and lamp and head into underground tunnels in search of gold in a key mine from Bendigo's 19th century gold rush.
Explore the gallery showcasing ceramics and artwork or throw a pot on the wheel and create your very own piece of art.
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Stroll around Lake Wendouree, wander through historic botanical gardens, or visit a national park.
Sample Pyrenees wines and experience country racing in Avoca.
Take a wander among historic Maldon's nineteenth-century buildings.
Explore historic towns and discover the best cycling or fishing spots.
Learn about gold rush history at the region's historic attractions.
Visit some of Victoria's finest galleries and museums and absorb the region's rich art and history.
Experience the contrasts of this vibrant regional city with its rich history and grand architecture.
Discover Ballarat's rich history and pan for gold at Sovereign Hill.
Experience Heathcote's famous shiraz for yourself at cellar doors.
There are plenty of activities for the whole family in the Goldfields.
A bustling town renowned for its rich history and eclectic arts scene.
Set yourself up trackside and celebrate a horse racing win with a glass of cool-climate Avoca wine.
Explore historic Maldon, Australia's first 'notable town' as proclaimed by the National Trust.
Take a self-guided tour, mountain bike down a bush track, or unwind at a secluded fishing spot.
See the magnificent architecture, catch a vintage tram, or learn more about gold rush history.
Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, with a heritage backdrop.
Taste Heathcote's famous shiraz. Visit cellar doors and explore the outdoors from this heritage town.
Choose from a wide range of exciting activities and events for the whole family in the Goldfields.
An historic, bustling town renowned for its rich history, eclectic arts scene and cafe culture.
Bendigo Tramways 302 tram is the first tram in the world to be yarn bombed. It has become a tourist attraction in its own right when it runs every...
Spanning 31 days and nights, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale provides a focus for the most exciting and innovative Australian and...
Where else can you taste Heathcote wines from over 40 producers, as well as regional foods and produce in one central location over one great...
Soak up the legendary festival atmosphere in the historic township of Maldon. See folk singers, guitar groups, dancers, theatre troupes and more.
In what will be a historic first for the City of Ballarat, the Western Bulldogs will play their inaugural AFL game when they take on the Port...
Craft beer is about local ingredients, flavour and aroma. It’s about enjoying a quality product with friends and living life with a little flair. In...
For a dose of soul food, don’t miss the fifth annual Bendigo Writers Festival, which takes over the historic arts precinct from August 11 - 13. There...
Simply superb local produce. The Castlemaine Farmers' Market has been supporting local farmers and providing fresh, local food to the community since...
Beat the train or beat your mates. Race the Train is a mountain bike race against the historic Victorian Goldfields Railway steam train between...
In celebration of the 50th year of La Trobe University, Revealing Identity takes a sweeping look through the vast University Collections. Featuring...
Catch the Gingerbread Man as he mischievously plots his escape from hungry visitors and prances his way through the Winter Wonderlights as Sovereign...
The Ballarat Cabaret Festival will return for 2017 with an exciting line up of stars and venues to match. Melbourne Cabaret identity Fiona...
Ballarat is set to come alive in July as part of the inaugural Ballarat Winter Festival. Whether it’s school holiday fun or a romantic rendezvous...
Tattoos, science fiction, B-grade movies and secret societies – this is the fodder of Rona Green, an artist renowned for her prints and paintings of...
Accommodation and buffet breakfast for two adults and two children at RACV Goldfields Resort and a family entry pass to Sovereign Hill.
Stay at Mary's on Seymour and receive a tray of cereals, bread and spreads for the first morning and a bottle of wine from Mitchell Harris Wines.
Hot buffet breakfast and portacot, highchair or rollaway bed for family bookings during the Ballarat Winter Festival at Mercure Ballarat.
Stay two nights and save 15% when staying during the month of July at Twelve Errard.
Receive a bottle of wine, breakfast hamper and portacot and high chair during the Ballarat Winter Festival.
Extend your stay at Quality Inn Heritage on Lydiard during the Ballarat Winter Festival to receive great discounts.