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Victoria's Goldfields towns are booming even more than they did in the gold rush. Come for a living history lesson at Sovereign Hill, opt for liquid gold at a craft brewery or for a day of gallery-hopping.
Maldon streetscape, Goldfields
While away an afternoon exploring the historic villa and enchanting gardens established by prominent silversmith Ernest Leviny in the 1860s.
Walk or ride this 200-kilometre trail that connects Ballarat and Bendigo via the scenic villages of Castlemaine, Hepburn, Daylesford and Creswick.
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.
Stop by the Bendigo Art Gallery and see works by contemporary Australian artists including Patricia Piccinini, Tracey Moffatt and Bill Henson.
Ballarat Wildlife Park is an award winning Park that is owned and operated by Greg Parker and his family. Founded in February 1985 through a passion...
Discover the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Australia's oldest regional gallery, with an exceptional collection of Australian art and changing exhibitions.
Soak up old-world elegance in this beautifully renovated grand 1875 theatre, with top-notch drama, dance and music performances throughout the year.
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See the magnificent architecture, catch a vintage tram, or learn more about gold rush history.
The Heathcote wine region is one of Australia’s finest for shiraz.
Visit some of Australia's finest regional galleries and museums.
Find a variety of eateries with fine local produce in the Goldfields.
The Goldfields region boasts exquisite parks and gardens.
Browse through the many antique, collectibles and fine art shops in the region's historic buildings.
The Heathcote wine region is regarded as one of the finest areas for shiraz in Australia.
Visit some of Victoria's finest galleries and museums and absorb the region's rich art and history.
Find a variety of cafes and restaurants making the most of the fine local produce in the Goldfields.
The Goldfields region boasts exquisite parks and charming botanic and period gardens.
Wander to your art's content.
With so many hidden gems, striking gold isn't so surprising.
Experience Heathcote's famous shiraz. Visit cellar doors and explore the great outdoors from this heritage town nestled in a tranquil bush setting.
An historic, bustling town renowned for its rich gold rush history, eclectic arts scene, cafe culture and growing reputation as a fine food destination.
Enjoy contemporary cuisine in historic buildings, admire modern art in venues new and old, and explore the city's history at museums and gardens.
Take the time to enjoy a wander down an historic streetscape in Maldon, Australia's first 'notable town' as proclaimed by the National Trust in 1966.
Victoria's largest inland city, Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemporary arts, events and food and wine, with a fascinating heritage backdrop.
Simply superb local produce. The Castlemaine Farmers' Market has been supporting local farmers and providing fresh, local food to the community since...
On the third Sunday every month the streets of Talbot are closed to traffic and the entire town becomes a vibrant village market place. Soak up the...
Spanning 31 days and nights, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale provides a focus for the most exciting and innovative Australian and...
Catch the Gingerbread Man as he mischievously plots his escape from hungry visitors and prances his way through the Winter Wonderlights as Sovereign...
Find hotel offers and packages in some of Victoria's best locations.
Hot buffet breakfast and portacot, highchair or rollaway bed for family bookings during the Ballarat Winter Festival at Mercure Ballarat.
Extend your stay at Quality Inn Heritage on Lydiard during the Ballarat Winter Festival to receive great discounts.
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.
Receive a bottle of wine, breakfast hamper and portacot and high chair during the Ballarat Winter Festival.
Accommodation and buffet breakfast for two adults and two children at RACV Goldfields Resort and a family entry pass to Sovereign Hill.
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