The Goldfields

Museums and Historical Places To Go in Melbourne Victoria Australia

Museums & Historical Attractions Australian National Aviation Museum is located at Moorabbin Airport near Melbourne. Melbourne’s Chinese Museum (re-opened 29 Aug 2010) in the heart of Melbourne’s Chinatown. The Chinese Museum comprises five floors of priceless artworks, artefacts, fashion, books, photographs and jade. Contemporary exhibits include a new Chinatown Visitor Centre, a Dragon Gallery housing… Read More

Escape to the country for a few days Victoria Australia

Hotels, motels and retreats outside Melbourne in Victoria Escape to the country for a few days in Victoria Australia. Find hotels, motels, hostels, tours and activities outside Melbourne Ballarat Hotels Bendigo Hotels Dandenong Hotels and Retreats Daylesford Hotels Echuca and Moama Geelong Hotels High Country  Mansfield, Merrijig Lorne Hotels Lakes Entrance Mildura Hotels Mornington Peninsula… Read More

The Goldfields , Bendigo, Castlemaine, Maldon, Ballarat, Creswick, Avoca, Maryborough, Inglewood, Wedderburn, Charlton, Victoria, Australia

The Gold Rush from 1850 to 1900 brought many immigrants into the region and forms much of its history. The Goldfields is now a popular tourist destination with many gold related attractions and the preservation of the Victorian architecture. The main towns of the area are Bendigo, Castlemaine, Ballarat, Creswick, Maryborough, Wedderburn and Charlton. The… Read More

Maryborough , 3465 (The Goldfields), Victoria, Australia

Maryborough is a small city within the Goldfields Region, on the northern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, approximately 70 kilometres North of Ballarat. It is the centre of an agricultural area, and its main industries are sheep farming and the gold rush. Maryborough Accommodation… Read More

Creswick, 3363 (The Goldfields), Victoria, Australia

Just 18 kilometres north of Ballarat, Creswick is home to one of the richest alluvial goldfields in the world. The Great Dividing Trail is a 280km public walking trail follows the top of the Great Dividing Range from Bacchus Marsh to Blackwood, Daylesford, Castlemaine, Bendigo, Creswick, Ballarat and Buninyong. Creswick Accommodation Accommodation in Creswick available… Read More

Castlemaine, 3450 (The Goldfields), Victoria, Australia

Castlemaine, in The Goldfields Region, has a rich goldrush heritage still visible in many of the buildings today. Castlemaine is part of Australia’s cultural history – it was the original home of Castlemaine XXXX beer and the “wild colonial boy” in the folk ballad. “‘Tis of a wild Colonial Boy, Jack Doolan was his name, Of… Read More

Bendigo, 3550 (The Goldfields), Victoria, Australia

Bendigo is the geographic centre of Victoria and approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) north-west of Melbourne. Bendigo had the richest goldfields in the world in the 1880s and has a rich history from the Australian gold rushes. The production of gold began in the mid-nineteenth century and continued for a hundred years. The Bendigo Easter… Read More

Ballarat, 3350 (The Goldfields), Victoria, Australia

Ballarat Ballarat, Victoria’s largest inland city, is a major regional retail centre. Part of the Goldfields region, the historic town of Ballarat was originally one of the centres of the gold-boom, and was the site of the Eureka Stockade. Ballarat is 110 kilometres north-west of Melbourne. It is 450 metres above sea level experiences and… Read More