East Coast

Goldfields

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Goldfields

The Goldfields is located to the north-west of Melbourne and takes in the great cities of Ballarat and Bendigo. As a result of the gold rush, the region contains many towns that were much bigger during the gold rush period than what they are now, and some of them have become ghost towns.

The region contains a significant number of heritage registered buildings, some of which you can witness in their gold rush glory at the museum park of Sovereign Hill, the Eureka Stockade site and the Bendigo Talking Tram.

The Goldfields region is also a wine making region with a large number of established vineyards and popular wineries.