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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
An agricultural and mining town which has been given an "A" classification by the National Trust. Most of the public buildings in Maldon are well preserved and form a fascinating record of Australian ...
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.
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...
Over 100 exhibits and interactive experiences.
built in 1861, has an Italianate portico and houses an audiovisual display of life in the goldmining days.
Nestled in a native bushland habitat comprising 16 acres of open parkland & lake. See kangaroos, wombats, Tasmanian devils, goannas, crocodiles, Australian birds & koalas.
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...
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...