Ballarat, Bendigo & The Goldfields Attractions

Strike Gold at Sovereign Hill. Pan for real gold, or venture underground on a mine tour. At night, witness the Blood on the Southern Cross sound and light spectacular.
The Bendigo Joss House Temple is one of the few remaining buildings of its type in the country, a house of Chinese tradition and culture dating back to the gold rush era. Discover the stories behind t...
Enjoy the unique experience of exploring a real gold mine at Central Deborah Gold Mine and catch gold fever! Tour the surface of the mine with its treasure of vintage mining machinery, pan for gold or...
Surviving the gold rush era in Castlemaine, Buda Historic Home and Garden houses the significant collection of art works from the creative Leviny family. Dating back to 1861, Buda Historic Home and Ga...
The city's Chinese heritage is evident here, at the classical Chinese Gardens and the Joss House, an 1860's temple still used today for worship.
An amazing reproduction of a medieval castle complete with all manner of displays and entertainments. Jousting, sword fighting on weekends and public holidays.
The charming gardens at the Eureka Street Parklands with its swimming pool and reconstructed Stockade as well as The Diorama is part of the history of Australia's 1850's-1860's era. Relive the most si...
just west of the city centre and adjacent to the Botanical Gardens, is a huge artificial lake developed for aquatic sports. Further afield Lake Burrumbeet, 23km northwest, is an excellent venue for sp...
Australia's oldest working pottery & museum surrounded by historic buildings & magnificent rose gardens. Watch a potter, try a wheel throwing lesson, explore the Interpretive Museum or relax in the ca...
Over 100 exhibits and interactive experiences.
Take a ride through 150 years of history on the majestic Vintage ' Talking' Tram. Be delighted by the grand architecture of Bendigo, as a recorded commentary recounts the golden past of the city found...
The huge amount of gold discovered at Bendigo has also left an extravagant mark, making it the most splendid mid-19th century Victorian city in Australia. When you drive through the main street of Ben...
Australia's oldest Eisteddfodd competition, held during Aug/Sep/Oct with competitors travelling from all States of Australia. Callisthenics, bands, music, drama, dancing and the famous Sun Aria form p...
Set against the backdrop of Ballarat's beautiful Gothic inspired architecture, Eerie Tours will provide you with a night of uncanny occurrence and tales of the birth of the Australian spirit... in mor...
Nestled in a native bushland habitat comprising 16 acres of open parkland & lake. See kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian devils, goannas, crocodiles, Australian birds & koalas.
Leading into the city is an unusual and imaginative war memorial; a fine arch floodlit by night and 22 kilometres of tree-lined avenues commemorating the men and women of Ballarat who served in the Fi...
Tailor made tours for individuals, restaurants, farmers and lovers of honest, healthly and flavoursome foods.