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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Culture Secrets - Trades Hall, Carlton, Victoria, Australia

Trades Hall


Trades Hall is not all work and no play. Discover a number of different venues, which have hosted everything from film screenings to comedy, a bar, bookshop and café.

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The Old Treasury Building, built from 1858-1862.

Old Treasury Building


The Old Treasury is regarded as one of the finest public buildings in Australia. Completed in 1862, it was the major government office in Melbourne...

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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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Family arrival at Bonegilla

Bonegilla Migrant Experience


Visit a rare surviving example of a post war migrant camp featuring remnant huts and buildings of Block 19, one of the original accommodation blocks.

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Her Majesty's Theatre

Her Majesty's Theatre Ballarat

Ballarat central

Soak up old-world elegance in this beautifully renovated grand 1875 theatre, with top-notch drama, dance and music performances throughout the year.

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MPavilion 2015



MPavilion is a temporary pavilion in the Queen Victoria Gardens, Melbourne, that promotes outstanding design and architecture. It hosts a free,...

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St Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

St Patrick's Cathedral

East Melbourne

Enter via the Pilgrim Path, absorbing the tranquil sounds of water and the spiritual quotes before seeking sanctuary beneath the gargoyles and spires.

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Bathing boxes, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Bathing boxes

The peninsula's rainbow-coloured bathing boxes have provided a colourful backdrop to countless swims and lazy beach days all around the bay.

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St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

St Paul's Cathedral


Leave the bustling Flinders Street Station intersection behind and enter the peaceful place of worship that's long been at the heart of city life.

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Beleura the House and Garden

Beleura the House and Garden


From $33 - $35

Beleura the House and Garden is an Italianate mansion built by James Butchart in 1863. Once the Governor of Victoria's Summer House, later the summer...

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