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The past is always present in Victoria. Nearly everywhere you look, you'll discover evidence of the state's proud and fascinating history, from elegant Victorian-era buildings and Murray River paddle steamers to maritime museums and steam trains.

Discover beautifully preserved goldmining towns, bushrangers lairs, and ancient burial sites testifying to the long history of Aboriginal occupation. Explore the wealth of history and heritage in each of Victoria's regions.

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Gulf Station

Gulf Station began in the 1840s as part of a 25,000 acre run known as the Gulf and was owned by the Bell family for the bet part of 100 years until...

Heritage buildings

Montsalvat

Canvas charming mudbrick cottages housing artists’ studios and a French provincial restaurant, on five acres of peacock-patronised garden in Eltham.

Museums

RAAF Museum

The RAAF Museum is home to Australia's largest collection of memorabilia and aircraft relating to the rich history of the Australian Flying Corps and...

Heritage buildings

Noojee Trestle Bridge

Set in beautiful tall forest, the majestic Noojee Trestle Bridge is the tallest surviving wooden trestle bridge in Victoria. The bridge is a legacy...

History & heritage

Lake View House

Lake View House is the childhood home of Henry Handel Richardson, pseudonym of Ethel Florence Richardson, author of 'The Getting of Wisdom' and...

History & heritage

Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre

Visit the Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre in Nathalia to discover and explore the colourful history of the Barmah National Park. Learn...

History & heritage

Mooramong

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than exploring the warm and cosy homestead of the late Scobie and Claire Mackinnon. View the opulent...

History & heritage

Ned Kelly Touring Route - Benalla

The Ned Kelly Touring Route - Benalla takes in the major Kelly gang sights in and around Benalla. Serious students of bushranger history will want to...

Heritage buildings

Old Castlemaine Gaol

During the height of the Goldrush, Castlemaine was a booming mining town with enough criminals in its midst to warrant its own gaol. First built in...

Gold rush history

Indigo Gold Trail Yackandandah

Today, in and around Yackandandah, Beechworth, Chiltern and Rutherglen, the legacy of the rush for gold remains. The Indigo Gold Trail takes in some...

Museums

Chinese Museum

Located in Melbourne's Chinatown, off Little Bourke Street, the Chinese Museum is a living part of Melbourne's modern Chinatown. The Chinese Museum...

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Puffing Billy Steam Railway

All aboard for a ride on Australia's oldest steam railway, through thick forests and lush fern gullies, or travel first class for olden-times romance.

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