Victorian Goldfields Region
The towns of the glorious Victorian ‘Goldfields’ are steeped in Australian history dating back 150 years, when gold was discovered, and excitement grew across the land! The Goldfields Tourist Route is the best way to explore the region, when coming from Melbourne.
Today, these wonderful towns offer a myriad of ‘things to do’ for visitors, and locals alike. Sumptuous organic produce, superb wine, grand buildings and ‘boom town’ architecture, buzzing cafes & restaurants, art galleries, retail precincts, amazing bush walks, spectacular mountain regions, and fabulous family tourist parks & activities, make this part of Victoria ‘shine’, just as the gold did, many years ago!
Attractions include: Sovereign Hill Tourist park, The Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat Wildlife Park, the Georgian buildings of Castlemaine, antique shops of Maldon, Bendigo’s Central Deborah Gold Mine, Bendigo Vintage Talking Tram Tour, Grampians National Park, Ararat Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre and Pyrenees Vineyards!
BENDIGO, BALLARAT, ARARAT, CASTLEMAINE, AVOCA, MALDON, MARYBOROUGH, DUNOLLY, CRESWICK, THE GRAMPIANS, STAWELL, HALLS GAP & HEATHCOTE boast all these things, and more.
As the years go on, city dwellers are discovering the delights of regional Victoria – and are making ‘the goldfields’ their number 1 choice for lifestyle / work / family combined!