Bendigo streetscape, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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Architecture & design

See the depth and diversity of Victoria's cultural heritage reflected in its striking architectural treasures. From heritage buildings and stark mid-century architecture to bold contemporary designs, Melbourne and Victoria boast cityscapes and main streets highlighted by the contrast of old and new.

City icons
Start your city wanderings at Federation Square, with its signature shard-like buildings, a world away from the Moorish Revival-exteriors of the nearby Forum Theatre. Cross the Yarra to check out the futuristic shapes of the Arts Centre's beacon-like spire and Eureka Tower. Keen on art deco? Head across the Manchester Unity Building on Collins Street and Cathedral Arcade, located on the corner of Flinders Lane's and Swanston Streets.

For a look inside some of the city's favourite buildings, visit during Open House in July for tours of over 100 buildings around the city. 

Regional treasures
See the architectural evidence of Victoria's gold rush and pioneer history in towns and villages across the region, from Bendigo and Castlemaine to Ballarat and Mildura. Take yourself on a self-guided walking tour down main street, check out historical landmarks and time your visit for the Ballarat Heritage Weekend – a the celebration of the town's past.

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Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Roberto Seba

Flinders Street Station

Melbourne

Stand beneath the clocks of Melbourne's iconic central railway station, as tourists and Melburnians alike have done for generations.

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Buda Historic Home & Garden Spring 2012

Buda Historic Home & Garden

Castlemaine

From $5 - $30

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...

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Portarlington Mill

Portarlington Mill

Portarlington

From $3 - $12

Located just 300 metres from the beach, the Portarlington Mill was constructed in 1856 with rough local sandstone and Baltic Pine floors. The...

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Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Cape Schanck, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Cape Schanck Lighthouse

Cape Schanck

Climb the stone steps to the lamp room of one of the oldest lighthouses in Victoria and look out over the blue waters of Bass Strait from the balcony.

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Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Image: Roberto Seba

Athenaeum Theatre

Melbourne

Book your place in history and catch a show in this heritage-listed building housing the Athenaeum Theatre and the Last Laugh at the Comedy Club.

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Anderson's Mill

Andersons Mill, Smeaton Historic Area

Smeaton

In a postcard setting on the banks of Birch's Creek at Smeaton, Anderson's Mill stands as a powerful reminder of an industry that flourished after...

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Barwon Grange

Barwon Grange

Newtown

From $4 - $20

Barwon Grange is an elegant intact brick home dating from Geelong's earliest residential settlement. It was built in 1855 and reflects the...

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Dow's Pharmacy

Dow's Pharmacy

Chiltern

Built in 1859 and bought by Hilda and Roy Dow in 1929, the unique Dow's Pharmacy displays a fascinating history of a country pharmacy with its...

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Mulberry Hill

Mulberry Hill

Langwarrin South

From $4 - $26

Mulberry Hill is a delightful American Colonial style house, set on 29 acres surrounded by the beautiful countryside and Western Port. It was the...

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Detail of ceiling, Block Arcade, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Block Arcade

Melbourne

Wander through this iconic arcade, which boasts a soaring glass canopy and mosaic floors inspired by Milan's famed Galleria Vittorio Emanuele.

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