Castlemaine Specimen Gully Road Lookout, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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Outdoor activities

For those who love the great outdoors, the Goldfields region has plenty to offer, from bushwalking, cycling and fishing to golf and helicopter flights.

Trail mix
Discover the Goldfields by foot or on two wheels. Follow a trail through historic towns and see elegant architecture and parks built on the legacy of last century's gold rush. Cycle a scenic path around the edge of Ballarat's picturesque Lake Wendouree or Bendigo's Lake Weeroona, or walk through quiet bushland to nearby heritage towns.

Trout fishing in...
Head out for the day and find a wide variety of excellent fishing spots. Cast a line for native fish in local streams or fish year-round for trout in one of over a thousand private and public trout lakes in the region.

Fly like a birdie
Improve your stroke on one of the region's scenic and historic golf courses, and if you miss the fairway at least it will be picturesque. For a real bird's eye view jump aboard a helicopter and take in a unique perspective of the region's landscapes.


Langs Lookout, Mt Alexander, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Walking and hiking

Walk through spectacular forests and state parks, and follow converted railway lines and trails to gold mines and heritage attractions.

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Bikers on the Goldfields Track, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia


Choose from cycling and mountain bike trails taking in forests, bushland, historic towns and stunning views, all telling the Goldfields' stories.

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Fishing at Lake Wendouree, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia


The Goldfields region offers a diverse range of fishing opportunities, including public waters, private fisheries and fish farms.

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Forest Resort Golf Club, Daylesford and Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia


Tee off in The Goldfields at one of many quality country golf clubs offering a range of challenges to suit golfers of all levels of experience.

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Nature & wildlife