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History & heritage

The past is always present in Victoria. Nearly everywhere you look, you'll discover evidence of the state's proud and fascinating history, from elegant Victorian-era buildings and Murray River paddle steamers to maritime museums and steam trains.

Discover beautifully preserved goldmining towns, bushrangers lairs, and ancient burial sites testifying to the long history of Aboriginal occupation. Explore the wealth of history and heritage in each of Victoria's regions.

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Historic sites & activities

Architecture & design

Shrine of Remembrance

An iconic landmark honouring the service of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping. The visitor centre hosts exhibitions and events.

Gold rush history

Central Deborah Gold Mine

Gear up in overalls, a miner's hat and lamp and head into underground tunnels in search of gold in a key mine from Bendigo's 19th century gold rush.

Gold rush history

Sovereign Hill

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.

History & heritage

Old Melbourne Gaol

Sentence yourself to a day of fun or a spooky night at Victoria's oldest prison, which housed tough criminals and the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.

History & heritage

Puffing Billy Steam Railway

All aboard for a ride on Australia's oldest steam railway, through thick forests and lush fern gullies, or travel first class for olden-times romance.

Arts & culture

Brambuk - The National Park & Cultural Centre

Learn about the flora and fauna of the region and explore Aboriginal culture in the natural oasis of the Grampians/Gariwerd National Park.

History & heritage

Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

The iconic Port of Echuca, located 2. 5 hours north of Melbourne on the banks of the Mighty Murray River, is the only place in Australia where you...

Maritime history

Cape Otway Lightstation

Climb for dramatic views and stories of shipwrecks at this historic lighthouse perched on towering cliffs where Bass Strait meets the Southern Ocean.

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National parks & reserves

Walhalla Historic Area

Walhalla, a rich gold producer for 50 years, is a remote and picturesque mountain township. It is hard to imagine a more difficult site for a town...

History & heritage

Geelong & District Sub Branch VVAA

The Geelong Vietnam Veterans Centre is located at the rear of Osborne House in Swinburne Street North Geelong. It is open Monday to Friday from 10:00...

Museums

Islamic Museum of Australia

The Islamic Museum of Australia shares the rich artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia and abroad through the display...

Museums

Victoria Police Museum

From the largest collection of Kelly Gang armour in Australia to forensic evidence from some of Melbourne's most notorious crimes, the Victoria...

Heritage buildings

The Old Paper Mills at Fyansford

The Old Paper Mills at Fyansford are a hidden treasure. Here, you will be able to enjoy a rich history that dates back to the early beginnings of...

National parks & reserves

Nyerimilang Heritage Park

Nyerimilang Homestead is set among semi-formal gardens on a cliff top above the beautiful Gippsland Lakes. Perfect picnic spots are surrounded by...

Museums

Ballarat Tramway Museum

Travel back in time with the Ballarat Tramway Museum. Take a ride in one of the 100 year old trams which provided Ballarat's public transport until...

Museums

Ballaarat Mechanics' Institute (BMI Ballarat)

The BMI is Ballarat's independently run cultural hub, established 1859, and home to stunning architecture and cultural treasures. Explore an...

Museums

Jewish Museum of Australia

The Jewish Museum of Australia is an award-winning museum showcasing the rich history and diverse culture of the Jewish people with a particular...

History & heritage

Old Geelong Gaol

The Old Geelong Gaol and Museum has a great variety of displays that tell the history of the gaol and visitors get hands on experience of the harsh...

History & heritage

Ferguson Tractor Monument

The 'little grey' Ferguson tractor wrote itself into the annals of local history through the integral part it played in saving Wentworth from the...

Heritage buildings

Walbundrie Old School House

Walbundrie Public School commenced classes in January 1878, with the old schoolhouse erected in June 1878 at a cost of 446 pounds, with enrolments of...

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Museums

From the living history of Sovereign Hill to the wonder of Scienceworks, there are many worlds to explore in Victoria's fascinating, diverse museums.

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Architecture

From heritage buildings to bold contemporary designs, Melbourne and Victoria boast vivid streetscapes highlighted by the contrast of old and new.

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Food and wine

Find your flavour in Victoria, where cups runneth over with fine restaurants, eclectic cuisines, country pubs, regional produce and wineries galore.

Nature and wildlife

Parks and gardens

See for yourself exactly why Victoria is the Garden State - inspiring, bold and distinctly Australian, the state's parks and gardens leave an impact.