Take a trip to Ballarat in Victoria's Goldfields and discover rich history and heritage and a..Avoca Victoria Information
Nestled at the eastern base of the Pyrenees Ranges to the north-west of Melbourne, Avoca is known..Maldon Information
Located in Victoria's Goldfields region, Maldon is a quaint goldmining town that looks like it..Castlemaine Information
Paved by gold, Castlemaine's history and heritage is visible in its fine public buildings, wide..See all locations in Goldfields
Bendigo is a charming and elegant regional city in central Victoria and an ideal base to explore Victoria's golden heritage. In the centre of town, gold era architecture nestles among century-old gardens, sidewalk cafés, art galleries and antique stores.
Take a walk and explore the city's heritage buildings and sites, including the Alexandra Fountain, the magnificent former post office that now houses the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre, the law courts, and the ornate Shamrock Hotel. Take a break in Rosalind Park with its open air fernery, cascade waterfall and conservatory.
Head up View Street and discover Bendigo's arts precinct. It's headlined by the Bendigo Art Gallery (1887) containing a collection of Australian art dating back to the 1850s. Also, check out the Performing Arts Centre (1873) and a host of smaller galleries and antique stores.
Go underground at the restored Central Deborah Gold Mine, where visitors descend the equivalent of a thirty-storey building to explore the main vertical shaft. Take a ride on Bendigo's talking tram and explore the Chinese Dragon Museum, home to the world's oldest and longest imperial Chinese dragon, Sun Loong. Attend Bendigo's Easter Festival and see Sun Loong winding down the street as hero of the street parade.
The Bendigo wine region is home to approximately 30 wineries and is known for its tasty reds. Most wineries are small, friendly and family-run, so the people who pour your wine are the people who made it. The region's food and wine is showcased at the Bendigo Wine Festival in April and Bendigo Heritage Uncorked in October.
Bendigo is just under two hours from Melbourne on the Calder Highway. Trains operate daily services to Bendigo.
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The Great Ocean Road region hugs the contours of Victoria's rugged south west coast and offers..Victoria's High Country Information
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Aboriginal people revere it. Nineteenth century trade flourished on it. Mark Twain likened it to..Phillip Island Information
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The rugged mountain ranges of the Grampians National Park mark the centre of this region and rise..Daylesford And Macedon Ranges Information
One hour north-west of Melbourne, the rolling hills and farmland of Daylesford and the Macedon..Gippsland Information
Located in Victoria's eastern corner Gippsland has some of the finest landscapes in Victoria. Hike..See all locations in Victoria