A foodie’s guide to Victoria’s Goldfields
Victoria’s Goldfields region offers a wealth of food and wine treasures, all less than two hours’ drive from Melbourne.
Victoria’s Goldfields boast a rich Gold Rush history, but the real treasure is found in the region’s food and wine. (For nine-carat treasure hunting, check out our guide to where to find gold in Victoria).
The sheltered valleys of the Central Highlands hold a rich vein of orchards, crops and vineyards, along with some of Australia’s best beef, lamb and pork.
With easy access to the Goldfields’ harvest, restaurants, cafes, bars and pubs in towns across the region are celebrating local producers on their menus and wine lists.
All of this is less than two hours' drive from Melbourne, and a short hop from RACV’s Goldfields Resort, where RACV members receive discounts and special offers, as well as access to a bounty of savings on local experiences when booking through RACV Attractions and Ticketing.
Das Koffeehaus in Castlemaine, Three Founders at RACV Goldfields Resort and Mason's of Bendigo are three must-visit restaurants on a Goldfields gourmet getaway.
The menu at Three Founders, at RACV's Goldfields Resort, showcases local produce.
Decadent delights at Daylesford's Chocolate Mill.