From the number of towns and cities within the Gold Fields to the neighbouring surrounding regions, there is just so much to see and do here that a few days simply will not be enough. There are indoor attractions, outdoor attractions and places of interest such as historic museums and galleries that all tell the fascinating stories and tales of the past. Whether you wish to get the blood pumping a little, take your time to really soak up the atmosphere, enjoy some quality time with the kids and experience some of life’s little luxuries there is a huge list of attractions to suit all visitors that travel to the Gold Fields.
You can play a round of golf on any of the golf courses, catch a trout in one of the lakes, spend time wandering through one of the interesting weekend or monthly markets that each town puts on, walk through the beautiful parks and gardens that the Gold Fields are famous for or perhaps a walk along one of the tracks that take you through the state parks and native forests is something you are interested in. With quaint villages and historic mining towns you can fill up your days with any number of attractions that you will thoroughly enjoy. There are bicycle tracks to get out on that will take you through some stunning scenery, wineries present rows upon rows of vineyards to enjoy with cellar doors and restaurants where only the best in local produce and award winning wines will be served.
Sample mouth watering regional wines, fresh produce and tasty cuisines in any number of restaurants, eateries, bars and cafes throughout the region that provide a dining experience to remember, set out for an adventure along the 190km Goldfields Track that has many surprises and treats along the way for you to see or even take to the skies for a scenic hot air balloon ride or scenic flight. Join one of the tours that will take in a number of attractions throughout the day, learn about the past, history and heritage that surrounds the region at one of the many famous attractions and a trip to the Eureka Centre at Sovereign Hill and the Central Deborah Gold Mine are a must see and do. From many different restaurants, cafes and dining experiences through to a variety of accommodation in all shapes, sizes and budget types along with the chance to learn about the past of the Gold Fields that dates back to the early 1850’s, these are just some of the attractions that draw people here each year.
There are annual festivals and events, boating, bird watching and of course the chance to pan for your own gold is something everyone loves to do. Walk through working mines on an informative guided tour, visit the house of Buda in Castlemaine or take a drive to Maldon which is the best preserved mining town in the country from the mining era. Visit Moliagul where the world’s largest gold nugget was found, see the dingo farm at Chewton and time spent at Harcourt will present attractions such as a koala park, stunning lookouts to enjoy, walking tracks, rows of fruit orchids and beautiful butterfly house.
Every town and city within the Gold Fields region from Ballarat to Bendigo all present so many wonderful attractions for you to fill up your days with and when you wander a little further afield there is just so much more to discover. The Gold Fields is unlike any other holiday destination that present attractions to please all travellers, so why don’t you come and discover the many delights of the region for yourself.