A Courful Past
Our favourite parts of regional Victoria read like a roll-call of some of Australian's most famous historic place names. With experiences that tell the stories of Australia's early goldfields, the tales of horsemen in Victoria's High County, and the fascinating allure of healing waters, regional Victoria has all the ingredients for holidays just the way you like them.
Blessed with a diversity of experiences, a holiday here can take you from world-class wineries to healing spa towns, such as Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, to coastal villages and alpine hamlets in the High Country in nearly no time at all. To the east and the south of Melbourne, Gippsland has some of the finest landscapes in Victoria. Hike through forest, fish in clear mountain streams and dine at stylish restaurants. North-west, the historic goldfields region attracts visitors with architecture, gardens, art galleries, museums and festivals. Pan for gold at Soverign Hill in Ballarat, and relive the story of the Eureka Stockade and the birthplace of Australian democracy on the site of Australia's 1850's gold rush.
To the east, with dramatic apline landscapes, gourmet food and wines, and a fascinating heritage of gold fever, bushrangers and hardy horsemen, Victoria's high Country has it all.
- Have a Picnic at Hanging Rock: Visit the rock made famous in Joan Lindsay's novel.
- Try your Luck and Pan for Gold: Strike it rich with a day out in 1850's Soverign Hill.
- Walk to MacKenzie Falls: There are many paths to choose from, for the light walker or the intrepid hiker.
For maps, days tours and accommodation options, visit the Regional Victoria chapter in our online Victoria brochure. Click here.