The Gold Country Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Gold Country - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Art Gallery of Ballarat

  • Museum/Gallery

This impressive art museum has a large collection of Australian art, from 19th-century works to contemporary pieces. Keep an eye out...

Ballarat Botanical Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

On the shores of Lake Wendouree, the Ballarat Botanical Gardens are identifiable by the brilliant blooms and classical statuary. At the...

Ballarat Wildlife Park

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

All sorts of native animals, including kangaroos and emus (which roam free), saltwater crocodiles, snakes, Tasmanian devils, wombats,...

Bendigo Art Gallery

  • Museum/Gallery

A notable collection of contemporary Australian painting can be found in this beautiful gallery, including the work of Rupert Bunny,...

Bendigo Pottery

  • Historic District/Site

Australia's oldest working pottery turns out distinctive brown-and-cream style pieces that many Australians have in their kitchens. Founded...

Bromley & Co

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

This impressive art gallery inside a vast former industrial building displays the stylish, contemporary work of David Bromley, along...

Central Deborah Gold Mine

  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

This historic mine, with a 1,665-foot shaft, yielded almost a ton of gold before it closed in 1954. Above ground you can pan for gold,...

Convent Gallery

  • Museum/Gallery

Perched on a hillside overlooking Daylesford, this gallery occupies a former nunnery that has been restored to its lovely Victorian-era...

Golden Dragon Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

The Chinese community's important role in Bendigo life, past and present, is explored within this museum. Its centerpieces are the century-old...

Joss House

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

An active place of worship on the outskirts of the city, this small Chinese temple was built during the gold rush days by Chinese miners.

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