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Unearth the riches of today's Goldfields in impressive art galleries, specialty shops, fascinating museums, boutique wineries and esteemed eateries.
Bendigo Post Office
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.
Soak up old-world elegance in this beautifully renovated grand 1875 theatre, with top-notch drama, dance and music performances throughout the year.
Walk or ride this 200-kilometre trail that connects Ballarat and Bendigo via the scenic villages of Castlemaine, Hepburn, Daylesford and Creswick.
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.
Sit back, relax and let the tram do all the talking as you journey through the past 150 years aboard a majestic Vintage 'Talking' Tram.
An award-winning winery established in 1969. The cellar door outlet boasts a wine tasting and sales area, cafe and wine musuem.
Experience a living history of Bendigo's Chinese population and explore exhibitions featuring artefacts dating as far back as the Shang Dynasty.
Stop by the Bendigo Art Gallery and see works by contemporary Australian artists including Patricia Piccinini, Tracey Moffatt and Bill Henson.
Explore the gallery showcasing ceramics and artwork or throw a pot on the wheel and create your very own piece of art.
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.
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Experience the contrasts of this vibrant regional city with its rich history and grand architecture.
There are plenty of activities for the whole family in the Goldfields.
Discover fine cuisine, great wine regions and fresh local produce.
Take a wander among historic Maldon's nineteenth-century buildings.
Visit some of Australia's finest regional galleries and museums.
Stroll around Lake Wendouree, wander through historic botanical gardens, or visit a national park.
Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, with a heritage backdrop.
Experience Heathcote's famous shiraz for yourself at cellar doors.
Explore historic towns and discover the best cycling or fishing spots.
Learn about gold rush history at the region's historic attractions.
Sample Pyrenees wines and experience country racing in Avoca.
Choose from a wide range of exciting activities and events for the whole family in the Goldfields.
Discover fine cuisine, three great wine regions and a wide range of local produce.
Explore historic Maldon, Australia's first 'notable town' as proclaimed by the National Trust.
Visit some of Victoria's finest galleries and museums and absorb the region's rich art and history.
Taste Heathcote's famous shiraz. Visit cellar doors and explore the outdoors from this heritage town.
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.
Set yourself up trackside and celebrate a horse racing win with a glass of cool-climate Avoca wine.
Join us at Castlemaine Jazz Festival for rolling performance and jam sessions this Queen's Birthday weekend. Experience jazz in all its variety.
Experience the Heathcote Region at Heathcote On Show where artisan winemakers, chefs, brewers and musicians welcome you to Heathcote. Enjoy exclusive...
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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...
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...
Taste the hops, ales, and liquid gold that have become synonymous with Ballarat at the Ballarat Brew Festival as part of the Ballarat Winter Festival.
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...
Accommodation and buffet breakfast for two adults and two children at RACV Goldfields Resort and a family entry pass to Sovereign Hill.
Hot buffet breakfast and portacot, highchair or rollaway bed for family bookings during the Ballarat Winter Festival at Mercure Ballarat.
Find hotel offers and packages in some of Victoria's best locations.
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.
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.