Attractions

Top Choice Cultural Centre in Halls Gap

Brambuk Cultural Centre

Don't leave Halls Gap without missing the superb cultural centre at Brambuk, 2.5km south of town. Run by five Koori communities in conjunction with Parks Victoria, the centre offers insights into local culture and h…
Top Choice Historic Site in Ballarat

Sovereign Hill

You’ll need to set aside at least half a day to visit this fascinating re-creation of Ballarat's 1860s gold-mining township. The site was mined in the gold-rush era and much of the equipment is original, as is the m…
Top Choice Museum in Bendigo

Golden Dragon Museum & Gardens

Bendigo’s Chinese heritage sets it apart from other goldfields towns, and this fantastic museum is the place to experience it. Walk through a huge wooden door into an awesome chamber filled with dragons and amazing …
Top Choice Public Art in Little Desert National Park & Around

Silo Art Trail

Despite its out-of-the-way location in the heart of the Wimmera, this series of disused grain silos decorated in giant murals is fast gaining recognition as a tourist destination. The original was the Brim Silos (ju…
Top Choice Gallery in Bendigo

Bendigo Art Gallery

One of Victoria’s finest regional galleries (founded in 1887), the permanent collection here includes outstanding colonial and contemporary Australian art. It showcases works by the likes of Russell Drysdale, Arthur…
Top Choice Gallery in Ballarat

Art Gallery of Ballarat

Established in 1884 and moved to its current location in 1890, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest provincial gallery in Australia. The architectural gem houses a wonderful collection of early colonial paintin…
Top Choice Gallery in Castlemaine

Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum

A superb art deco building houses this gallery, which features colonial and contemporary Australian art, including works by well-known Australian artists such as Frederick McCubbin, Russell Drysdale, Fred Williams a…
Top Choice Gallery in Horsham

Horsham Regional Art Gallery

Horsham's newly revamped gallery, within the historic art deco town hall, is a must for art lovers. Its downstairs space exhibits interesting contemporary shows, while upstairs has a permanent collection of photogra…
Top Choice Historic Building in Castlemaine

The Mill

Originally the Castlemaine Woollen Mills (1875), this red-brick industrial complex has been developed into one of the town's coolest precincts. It's worth dropping in for a look around; a number of local businesses …
Top Choice Landmark in Bendigo

Bendigo Talking Tram

For an interesting tour of the city, hop aboard one of the restored vintage ‘talking’ trams. The hop-on, hop-off trip runs from the Central Deborah Goldmine to the Tramways Depot every half-hour, making half-a-dozen…