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Victoria's Goldfields towns are booming even more than they did in the gold rush. Come for a living history lesson at Sovereign Hill, opt for liquid gold at a craft brewery or for a day of gallery-hopping.
Maldon streetscape, Goldfields
Discover the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia's oldest regional gallery, with an exceptional collection of Australian art and changing exhibitions.
Walk or ride this 200-kilometre trail that connects Ballarat and Bendigo via the scenic villages of Castlemaine, Hepburn, Daylesford and Creswick.
Ballarat Wildlife Park is an award winning Park that is owned and operated by Greg Parker and his family. Founded in February 1985 through a passion...
While away an afternoon exploring the historic villa and enchanting gardens established by prominent silversmith Ernest Leviny in the 1860s.
Soak up old-world elegance in this beautifully renovated grand 1875 theatre, with top-notch drama, dance and music performances throughout the year.
Stop by the Bendigo Art Gallery and see works by contemporary Australian artists including Patricia Piccinini, Tracey Moffatt and Bill Henson.
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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Find a variety of cafes and restaurants making the most of the fine local produce in the Goldfields.
Learn about gold rush history at the region's historic attractions.
The Goldfields region boasts exquisite parks and gardens.
Browse the region's many antique, collectibles and fine art shops.
The Heathcote wine region is one of Australia’s finest for shiraz.
Visit some of Victoria's finest galleries and museums and absorb the region's rich art and history.
See the magnificent architecture, catch a vintage tram, or learn more about gold rush history.
The Goldfields region boasts exquisite parks and charming botanic and period gardens.
Browse through the many antique, collectibles and fine art shops in the region's historic buildings.
The Heathcote wine region is regarded as one of the finest areas for shiraz in Australia.
Wander to your art's content.
With so many hidden gems, striking gold isn't so surprising.
Take the time to enjoy a wander down an historic streetscape in Maldon, Australia's first 'notable town' as proclaimed by the National Trust in 1966.
Experience Heathcote's famous shiraz. Visit cellar doors and explore the great outdoors from this heritage town nestled in a tranquil bush setting.
Enjoy contemporary cuisine in historic buildings, admire modern art in venues new and old, and explore the city's history at museums and gardens.
An historic, bustling town renowned for its rich gold rush history, eclectic arts scene, cafe culture and growing reputation as a fine food destination.
Victoria's largest inland city, Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, with a fascinating heritage backdrop.
Tattoos, science fiction, B-grade movies and secret societies – this is the fodder of Rona Green, an artist renowned for her prints and paintings of...
Spanning 31 days and nights, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale provides a focus for the most exciting and innovative Australian and...
The Ballarat Cabaret Festival will return for 2017 with an exciting line up of stars and venues to match. Melbourne Cabaret identity Fiona...
On the third Sunday every month the streets of Talbot are closed to traffic and the entire town becomes a vibrant village market place. Soak up the...
Simply superb local produce. The Castlemaine Farmers' Market has been supporting local farmers and providing fresh, local food to the community since...
Bendigo Heritage Uncorked is a wine and food event with a difference. It is a moving, yes moving – like walking, feast of the Bendigo region. Your...
A new exhibition of ABC and BBC series, The Doctor Blake Mysteries will run at Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum in Ballarat from 11 April to 3 September....
Where else can you taste Heathcote wines from over 40 producers, as well as regional foods and produce in one central location over one great...
Stay a night at Mercure Ballarat and enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival.
Stay at Calbunga Stays and explore all that Ballarat has to offer. Receive a complimentary bottle of local wine on your arrival.
Stay at Lake Inn Ballarat and explore the Golfields region. Relax back at the hotel in the evening, with a complimentary bottle of wine.
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