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Explore the natural beauty of Central victoria – and everything in between

Discover the riches of the Goldfields. Visit some of Australia's best regional art galleries, uncover homegrown talents at local exhibits, or try some retail therapy at specialty shops across the region. Explore villages, indulge your taste buds with fresh food and boutique wines, then get active by hitting the bush trails on a mountain bike.

Central Victoria stretches from the Goulburn River in the east, the Grampian Mountains in the west, the Murray River flats in the north and south to the Macedon Ranges.This is the Victorian heartland and one of the centres of Australia's gold mining history at Ballarat and Bendigo. Authentic gold mines and living museums allow today's generations to experience the world of their forefathers. An area steeped in history much of which is preserved and/or recreated for future generations. Historic sites, gold mine towns, relics and recreations, prospecting, fossicking, music and theme festivals, theatre, shearing sheds and Cobb & Co coaches. Hot air balloons, hang gliding, hot mineral springs, fishing, water skiing, Captain Melville's hangout, underground mines, heritage sites and historic buildings everywhere you look.

 

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take a tour on the vintage Talking Tram to get your bearings and see the architecture of Australia's best preserved Victorian streetscape. Go underground at the Central Deborah Gold Mine. Enjoy yourself at the Discovery Science and Technology Centre. Compare the old and new at the Bendigo Pottery, Australia's oldest and a popular visit. Excellent art from the gold rush period at the acclaimed Bendigo Art Gallery.

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AUSTRALIA’S PADDLESTEAMER CAPITAL

The Historic Port of Echuca precinct is an authentic working steam port, home to Australia’s largest fleet of steam-driven paddlesteamers.

Although its major commodity has changed from wool to people, Port of Echuca still operates much the same as it did in the 1860's, with our shipwrights and steam engineers providing a vital role in the Port's operations today, just as they would have in the late 1800's.

 

echuca Echuca

Echuca is set within an irrigated pastoral and agricultural district on the Murray River, just across the river from the New South Wales border town of Moama. Echuca is the closest settlement on the Murray River to Melbourne.

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heathcote Heathcote

In the centre of Central Victoria, nestled beneath the McHarg and the McIvor Ranges lies the postcard region of Heathcote. It offers spectacular landscapes, mining relics, heritage architecture, abundant wildlife, unique flora, local art and craft outlets, premier Australian wines, regional food, a National Park, several state forests and nature reserves, comfortable accommodation in tranquil settings, along with great sunrises, sunsets and night skies.

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lakeeppalock Lake Eppalock

Lake Eppalock is a man-made lake located in North Central Victoria, Australia. It's situated on the Campaspe River between the city of Bendigo and the town of Heathcote and serves as a major water storage facility for both places. In the past the lake was a major attraction for those engaging in watersports such as skiing, with a number of tourist parks and accommodation facilities around the lake.

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wineries Wineries

Perhaps the most diverse region in the state, central Victoria encompasses chilly mountain ranges, humid valley plains, fertile river flats, thick forests and dry, rolling hills, producing wines that range from rich, ripe reds to full-flavoured white

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Discover the riches of the Goldfields. Visit some of Australia's best regional art galleries, uncover homegrown talents at local exhibits, or try some retail therapy at specialty shops across the region.

 

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