Goldfields

Goldfields Victoria Accommodation and Information

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Accommodation

Uncover the rich talents of the many artists who call the goldfields home. View works by Frederick McCubbin at the Bendigo Art Gallery and discover the history of cartoon and caricature at the Art Gallery of Ballarat. Wander through sleepy country villages and explore specialty shopping strips or indulge your taste buds with delectable food and wine then stretch your legs on a beautiful bush walk.

With great accommodation deals and a packed winter events calendar, now is the time to visit the Goldfields and leave a little richer.

About the Victorian Goldfields

Gold Rush History Goldfields Victoria 

Gold rush history
Find out how Victoria was shaped by the gold fever that struck following the discovery of alluvial deposits around Ballarat.

Chinese History Goldfields Victoria

 Chinese history
The gold rush saw thousands of Chinese miners come to Victoria. Visit a joss house or a cemetary and learn how Chinese miners shaped our history.

Eureka Stockade Goldfields Victoria

Eureka Stockade
The 1854 Eureka Stockade battle near Ballarat changed Australia forever. Visit the site that's known as the birthplace of Australian democracy.

Heritage Walks Goldfields Victoria

Heritage walks
See the grand buildings in Ballarat, the impressive architecture of Bendigo and the splendid Victorian streetscapes of Maldon and Dunolly.

The Goldfields Track Victoria

The Goldfields Track
Take in stunning landscapes, geological wonders, historic buildings and wildlife on The Goldfields Track.

Buda Historic Home and Garden Goldfields Victoria

Buda Historic Home & Garden
This gracious historic home is surrounded by one of the most important large 19th century suburban gardens surviving in Victoria

Victoria Goldfields Railway

Victorian Goldfields Railway
Enjoy the sights, sounds and atmosphere of the time when steam ruled the rails with an authentic steam train experience.

Walking and Cycling Goldfields Victoria

Walking and cycling
Walk the Goldfields Track which links Ballarat and Bendigo and takes in ironbark forests, golden wattles in winter and wildflowers in spring.

Wildlife Viewing Goldfields Victoria

Wildlife viewing
Get close to Australian native animals at national parks, sanctuaries and the Ballarat Wildlife Park, home to koalas, wombats, crocodiles and more.

National And State Parks

National and state parks
National Parks and reserves in the Goldfields region are home to historic gold fields, box-ironbark forests, spring wildflowers, kangaroos and bird life.

Parks and Gardens Goldfields Victoria

Parks and gardens
Take a walk through the lakeside Ballarat Botanical Gardens, get acquainted with Bendigo the garden city, or visit Castlemaine's Botanical Gardens.