Historic attractions in scenic surrounds

For an unforgettable blend of history and scenery, plan a visit to Victoria’s Goldfields region, less than 2 hours north-west of Melbourne.

This is an area shaped by the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s. You’ll see the legacy of the era in thriving regional cities and towns like Bendigo, Ballarat, Maldon and Castlemaine. And in the bush, find gold mining relics like old mines and tunnels, digging sites, abandoned machinery and building ruins.

Discover scenic picnic sites, bush campgrounds, nature walks and mountain biking trails. From the beauty of Lake Burrumbeet to the box-ironbark forests of Inglewood, the landscapes in this region are varied and unique.

Explore some of the Goldfields' outdoor attractions below or see what else is on offer at Greater Bendigo National Park, Kara Kara National Park or Woowookarung Regional Park.

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