The Gold Country: Places to Explore


  • Ballarat

    In the local Aboriginal language, the name Ballarat means "resting place." In pre-gold-rush days nearby Lake Wendouree provided the area with a plentiful supply of food. Once the gold boom hit, however... Read more

  • Bendigo

    Gold was discovered in the Bendigo district in 1851, and the boom lasted well into the 1880s. The city's magnificent public buildings bear witness to the richness of its mines. Today Bendigo is a bustling... Read more

  • Daylesford and Hepburn Springs

    Nestled in the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, Daylesford and its nearby twin, Hepburn Springs, are a spa lover's paradise. The water table here is naturally aerated with carbon dioxide and rich in... Read more