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Unearth the riches of today's Goldfields in impressive art galleries, specialty shops, fascinating museums, boutique wineries and esteemed eateries.
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Experience the diverse character and rich history of the Goldfields. Discover the legacy of Victoria's gold rush, visible everywhere, from the tree-lined boulevards and botanic gardens to the stunning architecture, artistic communities and charming country towns. Catch major exhibitions at some of Australia's best regional art galleries and join in the fun at local festivals. Dine out at bustling cafes and fine dining restaurants, sample varietals at cellar doors, or try some retail therapy at specialty shops, markets and boutiques across the region. Continue your adventure by hitting the tracks and trails at nearby lakes, national parks and nature reserves.
Explore the gallery showcasing ceramics and artwork or throw a pot on the wheel and create your very own piece of art.
Walk or ride this 200-kilometre trail that connects Ballarat and Bendigo via the scenic villages of Castlemaine, Hepburn, Daylesford and Creswick.
An award-winning winery established in 1969. The cellar door outlet boasts a wine tasting and sales area, cafe and wine musuem.
Located on the shore of picturesque Lake Wendouree, the Ballarat Botanical Gardens is one of Australia's most significant cool climate gardens.
While away an afternoon exploring the historic villa and enchanting gardens established by prominent silversmith Ernest Leviny in the 1860s.
Stop by the Bendigo Art Gallery and see works by contemporary Australian artists including Patricia Piccinini, Tracey Moffatt and Bill Henson.
Experience a living history of Bendigo's Chinese population and explore exhibitions featuring artefacts dating as far back as the Shang Dynasty.
Discover the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia's oldest regional gallery, with an exceptional collection of Australian art and changing exhibitions.
Explore this historic 1860s temple, constructed with local brick, and learn the stories of the Chinese migrants who came to Bendigo in search of gold.
Blood on the Southern Cross tells the dramatic story of the Eureka Uprising by Ballarat's miners against unjust and corrupt colonial rulers. The...
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See the magnificent architecture, catch a vintage tram, or learn more about gold rush history.
Experience Heathcote's famous shiraz for yourself at cellar doors.
Sample Pyrenees wines and experience country racing in Avoca.
Discover fine cuisine, great wine regions and fresh local produce.
There are plenty of activities for the whole family in the Goldfields.
Take a self-guided tour, mountain bike down a bush track, or unwind at a secluded fishing spot.
Stroll around Lake Wendouree, wander through historic botanical gardens, or visit a national park.
Discover Ballarat's rich history and pan for gold at Sovereign Hill.
A bustling town renowned for its rich history and eclectic arts scene.
Take a wander among historic Maldon's nineteenth-century buildings.
Explore Victoria's golden heritage in this vibrant regional city.
Taste Heathcote's famous shiraz. Visit cellar doors and explore the outdoors from this heritage town.
Set yourself up trackside and celebrate a horse racing win with a glass of cool-climate Avoca wine.
Discover fine cuisine, three great wine regions and a wide range of local produce.
Choose from a wide range of exciting activities and events for the whole family in the Goldfields.
Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, with a heritage backdrop.
An historic, bustling town renowned for its rich history, eclectic arts scene and cafe culture.
Explore historic Maldon, Australia's first 'notable town' as proclaimed by the National Trust.
Experience the contrasts of this vibrant regional city with its rich history and grand architecture.
Tattoos, science fiction, B-grade movies and secret societies – this is the fodder of Rona Green, an artist renowned for her prints and paintings of...
Catch the Gingerbread Man as he mischievously plots his escape from hungry visitors and prances his way through the Winter Wonderlights as Sovereign...
Craft beer is about local ingredients, flavour and aroma. It’s about enjoying a quality product with friends and living life with a little flair. In...
For a dose of soul food, don’t miss the fifth annual Bendigo Writers Festival, which takes over the historic arts precinct from August 11 - 13. There...
In what will be a historic first for the City of Ballarat, the Western Bulldogs will play their inaugural AFL game when they take on the Port...
Where else can you taste Heathcote wines from over 40 producers, as well as regional foods and produce in one central location over one great...
The Ballarat Cabaret Festival will return for 2017 with an exciting line up of stars and venues to match. Melbourne Cabaret identity Fiona...
Simply superb local produce. The Castlemaine Farmers' Market has been supporting local farmers and providing fresh, local food to the community since...
Bendigo Tramways 302 tram is the first tram in the world to be yarn bombed. It has become a tourist attraction in its own right when it runs every...
Spanning 31 days and nights, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale provides a focus for the most exciting and innovative Australian and...
Beat the train or beat your mates. Race the Train is a mountain bike race against the historic Victorian Goldfields Railway steam train between...
In celebration of the 50th year of La Trobe University, Revealing Identity takes a sweeping look through the vast University Collections. Featuring...
Ballarat is set to come alive in July as part of the inaugural Ballarat Winter Festival. Whether it’s school holiday fun or a romantic rendezvous...
Soak up the legendary festival atmosphere in the historic township of Maldon. See folk singers, guitar groups, dancers, theatre troupes and more.
Extend your stay at Quality Inn Heritage on Lydiard during the Ballarat Winter Festival to receive great discounts.
Hot buffet breakfast and portacot, highchair or rollaway bed for family bookings during the Ballarat Winter Festival at Mercure Ballarat.
Accommodation and buffet breakfast for two adults and two children at RACV Goldfields Resort and a family entry pass to Sovereign Hill.
Receive a bottle of wine, breakfast hamper and portacot and high chair during the Ballarat Winter Festival.
Find hotel offers and packages in some of Victoria's best locations.
Stay at Mary's on Seymour and receive a tray of cereals, bread and spreads for the first morning and a bottle of wine from Mitchell Harris Wines.