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Goldfields

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.

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Explore the region

Goldfields

Art and culture

Visit some of Victoria's finest galleries and museums and absorb the region's rich art and history.

History and heritage

See the magnificent architecture, catch a vintage tram, or learn more about gold rush history.

Nature and wildlife

Stroll around Lake Wendouree, wander through historic botanical gardens, or visit a national park.

Heathcote

Taste Heathcote's famous shiraz. Visit cellar doors and explore the outdoors from this heritage town.

Maldon

Explore historic Maldon, Australia's first 'notable town' as proclaimed by the National Trust.

Ballarat

Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, with a heritage backdrop.

Castlemaine

An historic, bustling town renowned for its rich history, eclectic arts scene and cafe culture.

Outdoor activities

Take a self-guided tour, mountain bike down a bush track, or unwind at a secluded fishing spot.

Avoca

Set yourself up trackside and celebrate a horse racing win with a glass of cool-climate Avoca wine.

Food and wine

Discover fine cuisine, three great wine regions and a wide range of local produce.

Bendigo

Experience the contrasts of this vibrant regional city with its rich history and grand architecture.

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