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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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The Heritage Walk - Violet Town

Take a stroll around Violet Town and discover some of the parts that make up the history of this small town. The Heritage Walk is made up of 18...

Heritage buildings

Old Castlemaine Gaol

During the height of the Goldrush, Castlemaine was a booming mining town with enough criminals in its midst to warrant its own gaol. First built in...

Heritage buildings

Beleura House and Garden

Book ahead for a half-day guided tour of this stunning 1863 Italianate mansion and its gardens, with lunch and shuttle bus transport provided.

Maritime history

Museum of HMAS Cerberus

The Museum of HMAS Cerberus is located within Flinders Naval Depot. Flinders Naval Depot was established on 1 September 1920 and commissioned HMAS...

Museums

National Sports Museum

Become part of Australia's sporting history through sporting artifacts and multimedia displays at the home of Australian sport, the MCG.

Heritage buildings

Little River Mechanics Institute and Free Library

The Mechanics Institute opened in 1910 and continues to provide education, recreation and a focal point for community activities and events for...

History & heritage

Pioneer Settlement

Take a journey back in time and experience Australian history up close at the Pioneer Settlement, located on the banks of the Marraboor River.

Museums

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...

Maritime history

Queenscliff Harbour

Queenscliff Harbour is a destination in itself and being a working harbour there is always something to see and do. The 250 berth marina is home to...

Heritage buildings

Byramine Homestead And Brewery

Byramine Homestead And Brewery is a historical homestead built in 1842 by the famous explorer Hamilton Hume. Classified by the National Trust 'to be...

History & heritage

Yarra Valley Railway

Come and enjoy a heritage railway ride from Healesville Station through the beautiful Yarra Valley to the 150 metre long brick tunnel on the Yarra...

History & heritage

Mooramong

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than exploring the warm and cosy homestead of the late Scobie and Claire Mackinnon. View the opulent...

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