When gold was discovered in the central region of Victoria, it sparked a vast
influx of people, indeed the region is linked with the richest alluvial gold
rush in the world. The rich and lasting legacy of that gold rush is still
evident today in almost all of the towns in the Victoria’s ‘Goldfields Region’.
Today, visitors can tour the many Victorian towns in the region, some such as
Ballarat and Bendigo have impressive streetscapes with their grand hotels and
public buildings. Others, such as Castlemaine, Dunolly and Maldon provide quaint
shopfronts and restored miner’s cottages.
Visitors can learn about the history
of the gold rush at places such as the popular Sovereign Hill, The Eureka Centre
and the Central Deborah Gold Mine, all offering a fascinating insight into the
lives of people in the 1850s and 1860s.
For those planning to explore the
region, there are many accommodation options, from farmstay to B&Bs, historic
cottages to grand hotels. Once you settle in, you can enjoy the many attractions
on offer, from the many cafe or restaurants, local produce, galleries, gardens,
vineyards and cellar doors.
Check out our listing of
Region accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide
information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for
more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.