Overview

History & heritage

The Victorian gold rushes of the 1850s and 60s left a lasting legacy throughout the Goldfields, from the ornate architecture and historic gardens to the region's rich Chinese heritage.

Golden landscapes

See the magnificent architecture that gold built in Ballarat, Bendigo, Castlemaine and Maryborough, or stroll some of the country's finest examples of Victorian streetscapes in many of the region's villages, such as Maldon, Inglewood, Bridgewater, Dunolly, Tarnagulla and Talbot.

Discover it for yourself

Learn more about the gold rush at one of the region's museums and historic attractions. Or, make your own discovery at the Mt Alexander Diggings, the site of the world's greatest shallow alluvial gold rush, among many other locations in the Goldfields, including the famous golden triangle.

On the trail

Most towns offer self-guided walks so you can take in the history and heritage at your leisure. Follow trails in Bendigo, Ballarat and villages such as Castlemaine, Maldon, Maryborough, Dunolly, Boort, Inglewood, Tarnagulla and Heathcote. Drop into a local visitor information centre to pick up maps and where available, self-guided audio tours, or visit local tourism websites for more information.

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