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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.
Discover the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia's oldest regional gallery, with an exceptional collection of Australian art and changing exhibitions.
Sit back, relax and let the tram do all the talking as you journey through the past 150 years aboard a majestic Vintage 'Talking' Tram.
Gear up in overalls, a miner's hat and lamp and head into underground tunnels in search of gold in a key mine from Bendigo's 19th century gold rush.
Blood on the Southern Cross tells the dramatic story of the Eureka Uprising by Ballarat's miners against unjust and corrupt colonial rulers. The...
Strike it rich with a day out in 1850s Ballarat and pan for gold, ride in a horse-drawn carriage and relive the Eureka Rebellion with sound and light.
Soak up old-world elegance in this beautifully renovated grand 1875 theatre, with top-notch drama, dance and music performances throughout the year.
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.
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.
While away an afternoon exploring the historic villa and enchanting gardens established by prominent silversmith Ernest Leviny in the 1860s.
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Visit some of Victoria's finest galleries and museums and absorb the region's rich art and history.
Discover Ballarat's rich history and pan for gold at Sovereign Hill.
Explore historic towns and discover the best cycling or fishing spots.
Stroll through historic botanical gardens or visit a national park.
Experience Heathcote's famous shiraz for yourself at cellar doors.
Choose from a wide range of exciting activities and events for the whole family in the Goldfields.
See the magnificent architecture, catch a vintage tram, or learn more about gold rush history.
Discover fine cuisine, great wine regions and fresh local produce.
Sample Pyrenees wines and experience country racing in Avoca.
Explore Victoria's golden heritage in this vibrant regional city.
Take a wander among historic Maldon's nineteenth-century buildings.
Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, with a heritage backdrop.
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.
Taste Heathcote's famous shiraz. Visit cellar doors and explore the outdoors from this heritage town.
Discover fine cuisine, three great wine regions and a wide range of local produce.
Set yourself up trackside and celebrate a horse racing win with a glass of cool-climate Avoca wine.
Experience the contrasts of this vibrant regional city with its rich history and grand architecture.
Explore historic Maldon, Australia's first 'notable town' as proclaimed by the National Trust.
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...
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...
Beat the train or beat your mates. Race the Train is a mountain bike race against the historic Victorian Goldfields Railway steam train between...
Simply superb local produce. The Castlemaine Farmers' Market has been supporting local farmers and providing fresh, local food to the community since...
The Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music strutted onto the international music scene in September 2013, winning critical praise from...
A new exhibition of ABC and BBC series, The Doctor Blake Mysteries will run at Sovereign Hill’s Gold Museum in Ballarat from 11 April to 3 September....
In celebration of the 50th year of La Trobe University, Revealing Identity takes a sweeping look through the vast University Collections. Featuring...
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...
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...
Bendigo Heritage Uncorked is a wine and food event with a difference. It is a moving, yes moving – like walking, feast of the Bendigo region. Your...
Soak up the legendary festival atmosphere in the historic township of Maldon. See folk singers, guitar groups, dancers, theatre troupes and more.
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...
Spanning 31 days and nights, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale provides a focus for the most exciting and innovative Australian and...
The Ballarat Cabaret Festival will return for 2017 with an exciting line up of stars and venues to match. Melbourne Cabaret identity Fiona...