Brambuk - The National Park and Cultural Centre, Grampians, Victoria, Australia
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History & heritage

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.


Gold rush history

Beechworth Historic and Cultural Precinct, High Country, Victoria, Australia

High Country

Explore the legacy of gold throughout the region, particularly in former mining centres like Beechworth, Chiltern, Yackandandah and Woods Point.

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Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia


The legacy of the gold rush that shaped Victoria lives on in the boomtown architecture and rich history of the Goldfields region.

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Gold panning, Walhalla, Gippsland, Victoria


Explore gold rush history by scenic railway, wander through restored boom-time architecture, or take a trip down the famous Long Tunnel Mine.

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Maritime history

Port Fairy, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Great Ocean Road

Discover the dramatic coastline of the Great Ocean Road region that has claimed more than 180 ships in its colourful maritime history.

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Wilsons Promontory Lighthouse, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia


Gippsland is home to one of Victoria's oldest ports and historic lighthouses, making its maritime heritage one of the most significant in the state.

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Heronswood Estate, Dromana, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Mornington Peninsula

Unlock the peninsula's historic discoveries from earliest Aboriginal times to the evocative era of European adventurers, mariners and pastoralists.

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Coal mining history

Coal mining, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia


Visit the old State Coal Mine in Wonthaggi and hear stories of life underground. Also in the area is the Coal Creek Heritage Village in Korumburra.

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