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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.
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.
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.
Stop by the Bendigo Art Gallery and see works by contemporary Australian artists including Patricia Piccinini, Tracey Moffatt and Bill Henson.
Blood on the Southern Cross tells the dramatic story of the Eureka Uprising by Ballarat's miners against unjust and corrupt colonial rulers. The...
Explore the gallery showcasing ceramics and artwork or throw a pot on the wheel and create your very own piece of art.
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.
Soak up old-world elegance in this beautifully renovated grand 1875 theatre, with top-notch drama, dance and music performances throughout the year.
An award-winning winery established in 1969. The cellar door outlet boasts a wine tasting and sales area, cafe and wine musuem.
Discover the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia's oldest regional gallery, with an exceptional collection of Australian art and changing exhibitions.
Experience a living history of Bendigo's Chinese population and explore exhibitions featuring artefacts dating as far back as the Shang Dynasty.
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Discover fine cuisine, three great wine regions and a wide range of local produce.
Stroll through historic botanical gardens or visit a national park.
Explore historic towns and discover the best cycling or fishing spots.
Explore Victoria's golden heritage in this vibrant regional city.
Take a wander among historic Maldon's nineteenth-century buildings.
Visit some of Victoria's finest galleries and museums and absorb the region's rich art and history.
Set yourself up trackside and celebrate a horse racing win with a glass of cool-climate Avoca wine.
Learn about gold rush history at the region's historic attractions.
A bustling town renowned for its rich history and eclectic arts scene.
There are plenty of activities for the whole family in the Goldfields.
Discover Ballarat's rich history and pan for gold at Sovereign Hill.
Stroll around Lake Wendouree, wander through historic botanical gardens, or visit a national park.
Take a self-guided tour, mountain bike down a bush track, or unwind at a secluded fishing spot.
Experience the contrasts of this vibrant regional city with its rich history and grand architecture.
Explore historic Maldon, Australia's first 'notable town' as proclaimed by the National Trust.
See the magnificent architecture, catch a vintage tram, or learn more about gold rush history.
An historic, bustling town renowned for its rich history, eclectic arts scene and cafe culture.
Choose from a wide range of exciting activities and events for the whole family in the Goldfields.
Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, with a heritage backdrop.
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...
Beat the train or beat your mates. Race the Train is a mountain bike race against the historic Victorian Goldfields Railway steam train between...
Spanning 31 days and nights, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale provides a focus for the most exciting and innovative Australian and...
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...
Catch the Gingerbread Man as he mischievously plots his escape from hungry visitors and prances his way through the Winter Wonderlights as Sovereign...
In celebration of the 50th year of La Trobe University, Revealing Identity takes a sweeping look through the vast University Collections. Featuring...
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...
The Ballarat Cabaret Festival will return for 2017 with an exciting line up of stars and venues to match. Melbourne Cabaret identity Fiona...
Soak up the legendary festival atmosphere in the historic township of Maldon. See folk singers, guitar groups, dancers, theatre troupes and more.
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...
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...
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...
Simply superb local produce. The Castlemaine Farmers' Market has been supporting local farmers and providing fresh, local food to the community since...
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...
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.
Extend your stay at Quality Inn Heritage on Lydiard during the Ballarat Winter Festival to receive great discounts.
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.
Accommodation and buffet breakfast for two adults and two children at RACV Goldfields Resort and a family entry pass to Sovereign Hill.