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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 or uncover your own Goldfields riches and pan for gold at Sovereign Hill.
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.
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Buda Historic Home & Garden is one of the great heritage assets of the Goldfields region. Buda was built in 1861 and from 1863 was the home of noted...
Walk or ride this 200-kilometre trail that connects Ballarat and Bendigo via the scenic villages of Castlemaine, Hepburn, Daylesford and Creswick.
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.
Discover the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia's premier regional gallery, with an exceptional collection of Australian art and changing exhibitions.
Stop by the Bendigo Art Gallery and see works by contemporary Australian artists including Patricia Piccinini, Tracey Moffatt and Bill Henson.
Visit renowned regional galleries, featuring local, national and international artists or visit one of the oldest and grandest theatres in Victoria.
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.
Discover fine cuisine, three great wine regions and the local farm. Sample the best of organic fruit and vegetables and delicious gourmet cheeses.
See magnificent architecture, learn about gold rush and Chinese history at a local museum, or visit one of the region's landmark historic attractions.
Stroll around picturesque Lake Wendouree, wander through one of the local historic botanical gardens, or visit a national park.
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.
Spend an afternoon shopping for locally designed clothing, jewellery and accessories, or discover the region’s well-known art and collectables.
Take to the picturesque roads of the Goldfields region and discover wineries, historic gold rush sites and a range of sumptuous local produce.
Discover rich gold rush heritage, enjoy sumptuous food and wine, and let an expert guide you around the Goldfields.
Celebrate your passion for liquid gold! The Ballarat Beer Festival is Victoria's original and favourite beer festival and it returns to picturesque...
Discover the rich history and heritage of Ballarat and explore the site of the world's largest deposit of alluvial gold.
Castlemaine's history is visible in its fine public buildings, ornate hotels and century-old shops selling everything from gourmet food to antiques.
Visit Heathcote and discover a quaint town nestled in a picturesque bush setting at the foot of the McIvor Range.
Discover Maryborough, a progressive town where contemporary architecture is combined with the ornate facades of gold rush buildings.
Explore Victoria's golden heritage in elegant Bendigo, where 'boom town' architecture nestles among century-old gardens and established trees.
Visit the area that turned up more gold nuggets than any other region in Australia, including the largest nugget in the world, the ‘Welcome Stranger’.
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