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Victoria's Underground Mine Tours

Guided underground mine tours offer a unique, unforgettable experience where you can immerse yourself in Victoria's mining history in an exciting and enga...
Posted 02/10/2018 in Things to do
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Ghost Tours and Paranormal Investigations

Aradale Lunatic Asylum, Ararat VIC. Image source: Eerie Tours ...
Posted 01/10/2018 in Things to do
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Dangers of mine shafts in the Victorian Goldfields

Unexpected open mine shafts are a fairly common sight th...
Posted 29/08/2018 in Gold
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Gold Shops, Detector Hire, and Gold Tours in the Victorian Goldfields

Gold prospecting shops Ballarat Gold Ballarat ...
Posted 23/08/2018 in Gold
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A virtual tour of the Victorian Goldfields

Interested in the historical treasures of the Victorian Goldfields? Check out these panoramic virtual views of various significant sites throughout the goldfields! Simply follow the 'view' links provi...
Posted 22/08/2018 in Places
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Goldfields Guide's Top 10

Goldfields Guide is the most comprehensive online resource for both locals and tourists looking to explore the Victorian Goldfields. Featuring almost 300 (and counting) local attract...
Posted 21/08/2018 in Things to do
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YouTube Channels from the Victorian Goldfields

Image source: Reddog's Gold Adventures, YouTube ...
Posted 19/08/2018 in Gold
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The Murders at Mia Mia Flat

Mia Mia Flat, near Talbot VIC Mia Mia Flat, a historic goldfield between Talbot and Lillicur, harbours a dark ...
Posted 26/05/2018 in History
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Children of the Victorian Gold Rush

Life for children on the goldfields during the 1850's gold rush was rife with danger and illness - the Pennyweight Flat Children's Cemetery in Castlemaine is a heartbreaking testament to the...
Posted 26/04/2018 in People
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Children of the Goldfields

Our boys gold panning at Dead Dog Gully. Image source: Be...
Posted 18/04/2018 in People
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Gold prospecting in the Victorian Goldfields

Guide to prospecting in the Victorian Goldfields ...
Posted 16/04/2018 in Things to do
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Spectacular lookouts of the Goldfields

There are many excellent lookouts throughout the Victorian Goldfields which offer spectacular views of the surrounding forests, farmlands, lakes and mountains. Gorgeous views over...
Posted 13/04/2018 in Things to do
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Best campgrounds in the Victorian Goldfields

Camping is a great way to explore the Victorian Goldfields. Many campgrounds are located close to interesting attractions and historic sites, and the Go...
Posted 10/04/2018 in Places
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Captivating cemeteries of the Victorian Goldfields

Along with the gold rush in the 1850's came the inevitable establishment of cemeteries. A wander through a historic cemetery within the goldfields can be quite capti...
Posted 10/04/2018 in Places
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Abandoned mines of the Victorian Goldfields

Tunnel Hill Mine, Talbot Victoria. Supposedly driven in 1861 and was briefly reworked in 1917 when there was some cyaniding carried ...
Posted 10/04/2018 in Gold
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Beautiful buildings of the Goldfields

Grand 19th century architecture is a stunning feature of many towns throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Such gorgeous buildings are immediately admired upon arrival...
Posted 10/04/2018 in Places
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The treacherous Black Forest, Victoria

An 1855 cartoon of a bushranger robbing a traveller. Courtesy State Library of Victoria. ...
Posted 09/04/2018 in Places
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Puddling machines of the Victorian Goldfields

Mining Model - Surfacing & Puddling, Shallow Alluvial Workings, Victoria, circa 1857. Image source: Museums Victoria. ...
Posted 04/04/2018 in Gold
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The Welcome Stranger gold nugget

Image source: Replica - Rodney Start (photographer) - Museums Victoria ...
Posted 03/04/2018 in Gold
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