When unearthing the region's many delights and retracing its engrossing past, start at Ballarat. The city is home to Sovereign Hill; described as a ‘living museum’, it cleverly retraces those golden days with a series of enthralling activities and attractions. You can even try your luck panning for gold.
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka is another vital Goldfields attraction. Its main theme is democracy and it uses the powerful Eureka Stockade event as its basis.
In Bendigo, head underground on an engrossing Central Deborah Gold Mine tour, learn about the Chinese link to the gold rush at the Golden Dragon Museum, and ride on the vintage ‘talking tram’ to indulge in more Goldfields history.
The regional art galleries of both Ballarat and Bendigo are sensational. So too is Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum. This cute town is also home to must-visit Buda Historic Home & Garden.
Striking historical buildings are everywhere. Large centres are dominated by grand structures, but smaller towns are just as impressive. Maldon has the 'most intact heritage streetscape', according to the National Trust, and Maryborough’s railway station is not to be missed. Self-guided heritage walking trails are available throughout the Goldfields.
Away from the precious metal is a form of liquid gold – winning wine. Bendigo, Ballarat, and Heathcote are all sparkling wine regions in the Goldfields region.
Caravan Parks in Goldfields
Thousands of people visit the Goldfields every year looking to immerse themselves in the region’s fascinating history and cultural delights. Luckily BIG4 has a breadth of Goldfields caravan parks for road-trippers and families to enjoy. Whether you want to get your hands dirty panning for gold, or relax with a yummy restaurant experience, you can be assured a BIG4 isn’t far away.
Camping in Goldfields
With quality campsites and camping grounds available throughout the region, BIG4 is the name to remember when you want an experience with nature and culture in the Goldfields region. The area is surrounded by attractions and the perfect base is one of our amazing parks scattered throughout the Goldfields.
Cabins in Goldfields
Why stay in a cheap motel when you can have it all with the comfort and style of a BIG4 cabin stay in the Goldfields region? After a day of exploring, it’s comforting to know your BIG4 cabin – whether it’s a luxury stay or more budget-conscious choice – will be waiting for you, and with the reassurance your accommodation will meet the standards you’ve come to know and expect from BIG4.