Ballarat Statuary Pavillion, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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History & heritage

The Victorian gold rushes of the 1850s and 60s left a lasting legacy throughout the Goldfields, from the ornate architecture and historic gardens to the region's rich Chinese heritage.

Golden landscapes
See the magnificent architecture that gold built in Ballarat, Bendigo and Castlemaine, or stroll some of the country's finest examples of Victorian streetscapes in Maldon, Dunolly or Talbot.

Discover it for yourself
Learn more about the gold rush at one of the region's museums and historic attractions, or make your own discovery at the Mt Alexander Diggings, the site of the world's greatest shallow alluvial gold rush.

Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Gold rush history

The legacy of the gold rush that shaped Victoria lives on in the boomtown architecture and rich history of the Goldfields region.

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Maldon, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Heritage walks

See the grand buildings in Ballarat and the impressive architecture of Bendigo, as well as the splendid Victorian streetscapes of Maldon and Dunolly.

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Chinese Gardens, Bendigo, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Chinese history

Discover the rich history and remarkable legacy of the Chinese miners who came to Victoria during the goldrush.

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