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Horseback adventures and farm stays in Central Victoria

By at June 9, 2017 | 4:19 pm | 0 Comment

Vibrant rural living abounds in Central Victoria, history and adventure all in one place.  Come and enjoy the beautiful trails and the country hospitality, and what better way to experience this than to do it on horseback. There are plenty of great places to go riding, and plenty of steady horses to take you on, whether you’re a beginner looking to go for your first

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The Yi Yuan Gardens

By at January 16, 2017 | 3:25 pm | 0 Comment

After a visit to the fantastic Golden Dragon Museum and perhaps a spot of lunch you should pay a visit to the Yi Yuan Gardens, located just outside. The incredibly tranquil air of the zen garden it’s clear that every little detail has been designed to soothe the mind and soul and induce serenity in visitors. Picking up on information about the statues in the garden

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Bendigo Town Hall Tours

By at December 12, 2016 | 9:47 am | 0 Comment

When visiting Bendigo one of the best things to do is an immersive and amazing Town Hall tour. The golden past is incredible, once, Bendigo was the richest city in the world. That’s evident in the 22 carat gold leaf plaster. Opulence to rival any European palace. Constructed during the height of the gold rush. The civic fathers of Bendigo simply decided that their

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The Castlemaine Artists Market

By at November 10, 2016 | 10:40 am | 0 Comment

Everyone loves a good market but no one does markets quite like Castlemaine. Every month the city's creative juices start flowing and it's all on show at the ever-popular Castlemaine Artists Market. Held on the second Sunday of each month, the market is an eclectic and constantly evolving collection of amazing creations big and small. This isn't a place you go to

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Bendigo: The Melbourne away from Melbourne

By at September 26, 2016 | 12:42 pm | 0 Comment

Just 1 to 1.5 hours away from Melbourne, the regional city of Bendigo has become a surprisingly metropolitan capital of culture in the heart of Victoria. Bendigo is only a short train ride away on the Vline from Melbourne with some headphones and music. Known for it's gold rush history, Bendigo is starting to shake off the perception that it offers mostly a

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Bendigo’s Vintage Talking Tram Tours

By at September 9, 2016 | 4:34 pm | 0 Comment

A trip to Bendigo is not complete without a ride aboard one of Bendigo’s famous Vintage Talking Trams. It’s one of the best ways to explore the historic old town in comfort and charm. Bendigo’s grand architecture is spectacular and your tram will tell you of it’s storied past. It’s a hop on hop off tour which allows you to travel through the heart of the

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The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

By at August 29, 2016 | 1:07 pm | 0 Comment

The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion is a hidden gem in Bendigo. This local attraction is set to be the largest stupa in the Western World. Named and blessed by the Dalai Lama, it’s designed to last at least 1000 years. It will be 50 metres square at it’s base and nearly 50 metres high. A Stupa is a kind of temple for the Buddhist religion, an architectural

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Self Drive Adventures in Central Victoria

By at August 11, 2016 | 1:22 pm | 0 Comment

Take off into a world of your own and discover Central Victoria on one of the many self drive tours that take you on a journey of discovery and wonder.In Victoria there are many tourist drives and scenic road trips that let you explore at your own pace.  Itineraries help you get started with tips on where to stay, what to see, where to eat and the best time of year to

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The Great Aussie Beer Shed

By at July 28, 2016 | 4:58 pm | 0 Comment

It's a great name and a great place to visit when exploring Central Victoria.Located in Echuca, the Great Aussie Beer Shed is a popular destination. It's also a Heritage Farm and there's plenty to see and do for the curious traveller, and it's not just about beer!The owners and operators really put the 'Great' in the Great Aussie Beer Shed, priding themselves on making

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The Golden Dragon Museum

By at June 14, 2016 | 12:03 pm | 0 Comment

The Golden Dragon Museum is one of Victoria's leading museums for Chinese artefacts and history.There are amazing and beautiful displays filled with processional regalia, carved furniture and costumes embroidered with gold bullion thread. Some artefacts date as far back as the Shang Dynasty 1600 -1026BC and highlight the power and world of Ancient China.Experience a

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The Army Tank Museum

By at May 4, 2016 | 4:44 am | 0 Comment

Located in Puckapunyal, 10km west of Seymour in Central Victoria, the Australian Army training facility and base is now home to the Army Tank Museum and the Royal Australian Armoured Corps Memorial. The museum is a fantastic look at our storied history in wartime and features over 70 armoured fighting vehicles on outdoor and indoor display! The powerful vehicles on

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The Night Comes Alive in Ballarat

By at April 19, 2016 | 4:46 pm | 0 Comment

Ballarat comes alive during the evenings with a vibrant entertainment scene catering to all tastes whether you feel like chilling in a relaxing outdoor courtyard with live music or are more interested in a live theatre performance. The local theatrical performances are fantastic and there are often larger international acts performing at iconic venues such as Her

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Eerie Ballarat Ghost Tours

By at April 5, 2016 | 1:52 pm | 0 Comment

Spend a fascinating evening exploring the dark and paranormal side of the City of Ballarat.Ballarat is steeped in early Australian History and features a backdrop of the beautiful Gothic inspired architecture. Experience the night on a tour with a knowledgeable and in-character guide. Learn the uncanny tales and strange occurrences that tell of the birth of the Australian

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The Cellar Doors of Heathcote

By at March 14, 2016 | 3:05 pm | 0 Comment

The Heathcote Wine Region, is nestled amongst peaceful bushland at the foot of the McIvor and McHarg ranges.Heathcote itself is a gold-rush town, surrounded by renowned vineyards and bountiful countryside. Known for its world-class shiraz it has an immediate air of countryside charm.Wine Estates criss-cross the surrounding land. Taste the wines and meet the local

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Ballarat Beer Festival

By at January 13, 2016 | 3:17 pm | 0 Comment

Victoria’s craft beer festival is here! As the poster says, it's almost Beer O'Clock. The festival is on Saturday the 16th of January and runs from 11am - 8pm.Ballarat is hosting more than 35 craft brewers from across Australia at City Oval (1321 Mair Street, Ballarat Central). It's going to be a day of tasting, matching and live brewing sessions, the iconic festival is

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Outdoors at Trentham Falls

By at December 4, 2015 | 2:22 pm | 0 Comment

Explore the Wombat Forest and discover fantastic waterfalls on a bushwalk through the scenic Ballarat wilderness.Trentham Falls, Victoria’s highest single drop waterfall (42 metres tall!) is located in the Wombat State Forest, roughly 70 kilometres northeast of ballarat.The falls are estimated to have been formed over 5 million years ago when molten lava cooled rapidly

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Adventure flights, scenic flights and sky diving

By at November 18, 2015 | 10:13 am | 0 Comment

Rated as one of the best experiences in Central Vic, you can take to the skies and experience unparalleled views on an adventure flight, scenic flight or adrenalin pumping sky dive.Launch yourself from a height of 10,000 feet or more and plummet to earth for around 45 seconds in an exhilarating tandem skydive with an experienced professional tandem master.Open the chute

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Central Deborah Gold Mine Adventures

By at November 5, 2015 | 1:14 pm | 0 Comment

The Central Deborah Gold Mines near Bendigo are a fantastic attraction. See what life was like in the pioneering days and discover the rich history of Bendigo and the Gold Rush.Descend into the 500m deep mine with a geologist and discover a whole world of history and science. Don your hard hats and lights before you’re taken down the shaft to inspect the operations. See

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Accommodation in Central Victoria

By at October 19, 2015 | 3:19 pm | 0 Comment

Accommodation in Central VictoriaDiscover unexpected hidden delights on a holiday in Central Victoria. From budget getaways with the little ones to romantic weekends and anything in between, the Goldfields have true country warmth and hospitality that’s hard not to like.Grand hotels reside in the big towns of Ballarat and Bendigo. These relics are often renovated and

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Cycling in Central Victoria

By at August 27, 2015 | 10:56 am | 0 Comment

One of the best ways to explore Central Victoria is on two wheels, wind rushing through your hair under the bright blue sky. There’s lots of things to see on a ride. Better yet, you get to experience it all at your own pace.There are also some great cycle tours to take. Even if you don’t ride often you can take a tour through some gentle and beautiful areas on a range

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Antiques in Central Victoria

By at August 14, 2015 | 10:00 am | 0 Comment

 Central Victoria is a treasure trove of Australian antiques. Perhaps because of it’s rich heritage or perhaps because of the fantastic community that love to keep history alive. At the end of the day, Central Vic is a great place for antiquing treasure hunters, and here’s why.There’s a huge range of awesome antique shops. Buyers will delight in exploring the

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The Land of the Long Lunch

By at July 2, 2015 | 9:25 am | 0 Comment

Enter the land of the long lunch, an enchanted place where an afternoon lunch of exquisite food and wine transcends time and loses itself in good company and an extraordinary setting.Linger longer, there’s no rush.  Natural parks, shady waterfronts and fantastic restaurants are places to savour the moments as well as the flavours.Some of Australia's best cool-climate

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