Admire the attractive streetscape on a stroll through historical St Arnaud. The discovery of gold in 1850 kicked off development of this Northern Grampians town. Pull up a stool in a quaint country pub and ponder the influence of the gold rush on your surroundings.

History abounds

Learn about St Arnaud's gold-rush history. Dubbed 'New Bendigo' in the mining era, St Arnaud's past is still reflected in the grand buildings along the Cultural Heritage Trail, which features the post office, the old court house and Victoria's oldest fire station.

Wander the manicured gardens of Pioneer Park and the Queen Mary Gardens, and admire the town's cast-iron lace work verandas. If you're in town in November, celebrate the town's history with the locals at the annual St Arnaud Festival.

Park adventures

Drive on out to St Arnaud National Park and follow the four-wheel drive tracks or walking trails. Spot native wildlife and vibrant spring wildflowers, and venture down to the Teddington Reservoir to camp out or fish in the nearby lakes and rivers.

Bibles and butterflies

Visit the Bible Museum and check out the collection of bibles, stamps, tapestries and more. Don't miss the Bible Museum's adjoining Butterfly Garden to see its many colourful residents fluttering about.

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