Goldfields family guide: 6 great things to do with kids
When it comes to family-friendly activities, central Victoria is a veritable goldmine.
Victoria’s Goldfields region was once the centre of the world. The discovery of gold in 1851 brought tens of thousands of hopefuls in pursuit of lady luck, in the process helping to make Bendigo the world’s richest city and Ballarat a bona fide boomtown.
Fast-forward 170 years and the region’s rich cultural legacy has sparked a campaign for UNESCO World Heritage recognition for the old mines, grand Victorian architecture and natural landscapes that were at the heart of Victoria’s gold rush.
But why wait till the rest of the world catches on? Families can get ahead of the tourism rush and experience all the history, food, art and adventure that Central Victoria has to offer. And if you’re an RACV member, you can take advantage of special offers and discounts at a range of local attractions that will delight the whole family when you book through RACV Travel & Experiences.