The Goldfields

The discovery of gold in Victoria's central region over 150 years ago has left a rich and lasting legacy in almost every town in the Goldfields.

Tour the impressive Victorian streetscapes of Bendigo and Ballarat with their grand hotels and public buildings or explore the quaint shopfronts and miners' cottages in townships such as Maldon, Castlemaine and Dunolly.

Learn about gold rush history at one of the region's historic attractions. Sovereign Hill, The Eureka Centre and the Central Deborah Gold Mine all offer a fascinating insight into life above and below the ground during the 1850s and 1860s.

Set on a former gold mining site, Sovereign Hill is an outdoor museum recreating the gold rush era in fascinating detail. Take time to speak to the storekeepers and miners or pan for gold.


Visitor Information Centres

Accredited Visitor Information CentreAvoca Information and Community Resource Centre
122 High Street Avoca 3467
Phone: 1800 206 622
Web: www.visitpyrenees.com.au
Accredited Visitor Information CentreBallarat VIsitor Information Centre
Ballarat Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street Ballarat 3350
Phone: 1800 446 633
Web: www.visitballarat.com.au
Accredited Visitor Information CentreBeaufort Visitor Information Centre
72 Neill Street Beaufort 3373
Phone: 03 5349 1180
or +61 3 5349 1180 from overseas
Web: www.visitpyrenees.com.au
Accredited Visitor Information CentreBendigo Visitor Information Centre
51-67 Pall Mall Bendigo 3550
Phone: 1800 813 153
Web: www.bendigotourism.com
Accredited Visitor Information CentreCastlemaine Visitor Information Centre
44 Mostyn Street Castlemaine 3450
Phone #1: 1800 171 888
Phone #2: 03 5471 1795
or +61 3 5471 1795 from overseas
Web: www.maldoncastlemaine.com.au
Accredited Visitor Information CentreCentral Goldfields Visitor Information Centre
Corner Alma & Nolan Streets Maryborough 3465
Phone: 03 5460 4511
or +61 3 5460 4511 from overseas
Web: www.visitmaryborough.com.au
Accredited Visitor Information CentreHeathcote Visitor Information Centre
Corner High & Barrack Streets Heathcote
Phone: 03 5433 3121
or +61 3 5433 3121 from overseas
Web: www.heathcote.org.au
Accredited Visitor Information CentreLoddon Visitor Information Centre
24 Wilson Street Wedderburn 3518
Phone: 03 5494 3489
or +61 3 5494 3489 from overseas
Web: www.loddon.vic.gov.au
Accredited Visitor Information CentreMaldon Visitor Information Centre
Shire Gardens, 93 High Street Maldon 3463
Phone: 03 5475 2569
or +61 3 5475 2569 from overseas
Web: www.maldoncastlemaine.com.au
Accredited Visitor Information CentreSt Arnaud Visitor Information Centre
4 Napier Street St Arnaud 3477
Phone: 1800 014 455
Web: www.visitgrampians.com.au