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Overview

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.

On the trail

Most towns offer self guided walks so you can take in the history and heritage at your leisure. Follow trails in Bendigo, Ballarat and villages such as Castlemaine, Maldon, Dunolly and Heathcote. Drop into a local visitor information centre to pick up maps and where available self guided audio tours.

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Experience

History & heritage

History & heritage

Chinese history

Visit local museums and heritage sites and discover the remarkable legacy of the Chinese miners who came to Victoria during the goldrush years.

History & heritage

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.

Walking & hiking

Eureka Trail

Follow the route taken by police and soldiers from the Police Camp to quell the uprising of miners in December 1854.

Walking & hiking

Ballarat heritage walking trails

This series of three walks through the heart of historic Ballarat uncovers much of the city's fame and fortune. Explore the historic streets.

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