Sovereign Hill, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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The Goldfields region is rich with things to do and see. Learn about Victoria's gold rush heritage, admire beautifully preserved architecture, and visit some of the state's best galleries and museums. Get out and about and explore the region's great walking and cycling trails and unwind in magnificent parks and gardens. Tour local wineries and farmers' markets for amazing local produce, or let someone else take care of the cooking – you'll be spoilt for dining choices here. Visit the Ballarat Wildlife Park to see native animals at play, pan for gold at Sovereign Hill or don a miner's hat and tour the Central Deborah Gold Mine.

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Bendigo Art Gallery, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Art and culture

Visit renowned regional galleries, featuring local, national and international artists or visit one of the oldest and grandest theatres in Victoria.

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Rosalind Park, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Family activities

Treat the whole family to a range of exciting Goldfields activities and events. Learn about the gold rush at Sovereign Hill or ride on a vintage tram.

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Masons of Bendigo, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Ewen Bell

Food and wine

Discover fine cuisine, three great wine regions and the local farm. Sample the best of organic fruit and vegetables and delicious gourmet cheeses.

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The Gold Museum, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

History and heritage

See magnificent architecture, learn about gold rush and Chinese history at a local museum, or visit one of the region's landmark historic attractions.

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Langs Lookout, Mt Alexander, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Nature and wildlife

Stroll around picturesque Lake Wendouree, wander through one of the local historic botanical gardens, or visit a national park.

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Castlemaine Specimen Gully Road Lookout, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Outdoor activities

Explore historic towns on a self-guided walking tour, mountain bike down a bush track, cycle the rail trails, or unwind at a secluded fishing spot.

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Rewind Ballarat, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Shopping

Spend an afternoon shopping for locally designed clothing, jewellery and accessories, or discover the region’s well-known art and collectables.

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Ballarat, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Touring routes and itineraries

Take to the picturesque roads of the Goldfields region and discover wineries, historic gold rush sites and a range of sumptuous local produce.

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Mt Alexander, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Tours

Discover rich gold rush heritage, enjoy sumptuous food and wine, and let an expert guide you around the Goldfields.

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