National parks & reserves
Live and love the outdoors all across the historic Goldfields region. Wander through native bushland teeming with bird life, kangaroos, wallabies and wildflowers, and discover thousands of relics from Victoria's famous gold rush era.
See echoes of the past everywhere you tread, from the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park and Greater Bendigo National Park to the Maldon Historic Reserve. Visit abandoned mine tunnels, see quartz-roasting kilns, and stumble across old mining machinery peppered throughout the region's box and ironbark forests.
Colours of the bush
Experience what the forests were like before the gold rushes on a walk through forests in the Heathcote-Graytown National Park. Visiting in the spring? Be sure to make the trip to the Paddys Ranges State Park to see the breathtaking wildflower displays. The park is home to more than 30 different types of orchids.
Get active in the outdoors with a bit of trout fishing in the Loddon River, rock climbing in Kooyoora State Park, or just relax amid the native bushland on a family camping trip.