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Awesome things for Regional Victorians to do out of lockdown this weekend

Posted 04/06/2021 in Things to do

Looking for something to do in Regional Victoria now that lockdown has been lifted?  We've got so many great things to see and do in the Victorian Goldfields! Explore waterfalls, take the kids on an adventure, head out on a camping trip, embark on fascinating self-guided tours, explore abandoned mines, try your luck gold prospecting, discover beautiful views, explore remarkable landscapes and more!

Check out this huge collection of things to do and get some inspiration for your post-lockdown weekend. 

Explore the region's waterfalls

There are so many beautiful waterfalls to explore throughout the Victorian Goldfields. From charming cascades to stunning twin falls, check out this list and start planning your next adventure!

Head out on a bushwalk

The beautiful, varied landscape of the Victorian Goldfields provides countless fantastic settings for bushwalkers to enjoy. Along with the epic 210 km Goldfields Track, you can take many scenic walks throughout the region which showcase our rich history and stunning natural treasures. Take a look through this huge collection of local bushwalks and start planning your next day out exploring in the Victorian Goldfields.

Go on a camping trip

With many fantastic campgrounds located close to historical sites, natural treasures and scenic walks, camping is a great way to explore the Victorian Goldfields. Take a look through the following list to discover some of the best campgrounds throughout the region!

Take the kids on an adventure

There are so many amazing places for kids to explore throughout the Victorian Goldfields! Our own kids have had so much fun on their adventures through this beautiful region that it was hard to choose just fifty of our favourites for this list. If you're after a new outdoor adventure for your family, look no further - the following fifty locations are absolutely unmissable and are always a big hit with the kids! 
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Take a guided tour

Experience the best Victoria has to offer with Golden Nugget Discovery Tours, a genuine Ecotourism Operator offering a wide range of nature, heritage and adventure tours throughout the many unique regions of Western and Central Victoria. Guided tours are available across the Goldfields, Daylesford & Spa Country, Pyrenees Wine Region, Grampians National Park, and Great Ocean Road! 

Go on a self-guided tour

Self-guided tours are a fantastic way to explore the history and features of Victoria's significant Goldfields region!

Explore the discovery site of the world-famous Welcome Stranger, the largest alluvial gold nugget ever found. Wander through abandoned mine sites and learn about the features and operations of their prosperous past. Take a signposted stroll among the region's beautiful buildings, gardens and bushland reserves.

Have a look through this great collection of local self-guided tours and start planning your next adventure in the Victorian Goldfields.

Explore abandoned mines

The Victorian Goldfields is filled with fascinating ruins and relics, where abandoned mines, diggings, boilers, machinery foundations and gold puddlers are scattered in abundance throughout the region. We've gathered together this list of abandoned mine sites where you can safely explore and learn a bit about this remarkable aspect of our local heritage. 

Find a beautiful view

From iconic poppet head lookout towers to panoramic hillside views, there are so many stunning lookouts across the Victorian Goldfields. Discover new places where you can look down over waterfalls, mine sites and beautiful gold rush towns, as well as appreciate the gorgeous surrounding mountain ranges, forests and fields. 

We've gathered this huge collection of our favourite lookouts throughout the region! Check them out and get some fresh inspiration for your next day out.

Try your luck gold prospecting

Are you looking to try your luck gold detecting, panning or sluicing in the Victorian Goldfields? People have been prospecting for gold in the Victorian Goldfields since the 19th century gold rush saw the entire state turned upside down with gold fever! Many of the world's largest alluvial gold nuggets were found in the area, and modern day prospectors continue to make significant gold discoveries throughout the region today.

These handy online gold prospecting guides provide useful information on local spots for detecting, panning and sluicing, maps for the area, local gold shops and detector hire, free campgrounds nearby, and interesting gold mining history. 

Discover the region's spectacular rocky outcrops

Rocky peaks, massive boulders and beautiful scenery are stunning features of the many impressive outcrops across the Victorian Goldfields. Wander among these gigantic awe inspiring rocks, explore the chambers and passageways which can be found beneath them, and appreciate scenic views over the surrounding countryside. Take a look through the following list of beautiful rocky outcrops to explore in the Victorian Goldfields

Go on an educational adventure

There is so much opportunity for learning while exploring the Victorian Goldfields. This list compiles some of the region's best educational treasures, ranging from signed bushwalks to guided underground adventures - and everything in between!




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