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While not the only region where gold was discovered in Victoria, an area in a rough triangular shape between St Arnaud, Ararat, Bendigo, Castlemaine and Ballarat became known as the ‘golden triangle.

Beginning in 1851, this ‘golden triangle’ was the site of one of the world’s largest gold rushes and changed the state of Victoria forever.

Bendigo Pottery

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Australia’s oldest working pottery Established in 1858, the heritage listed Bendigo Pottery is Australia’s oldest working pottery. In addition to… Read More »Bendigo Pottery


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Built from a wealth of gold and the major city of the goldfields. A modern city of over 90,000 people,… Read More »Bendigo


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Australia’s popular spa resort centre Daylesford is popular spa resort centre, having 80% of Australia’s known mineral springs in the… Read More »Daylesford


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Virtually in the centre of the Golden Triangle of Ararat, Bendigo, Ballarat and Castlemaine, Maryborough was once the administrative centre… Read More »Maryborough


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Built from one of the world’s richest alluvial goldfields. Ballarat had only recently been established as a pastoral settlement, when… Read More »Ballarat


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Of all the goldrush towns, Maldon is probably the one that has retained most of its 19th century aspect in… Read More »Maldon


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The small rural township of Clunes has a history at the centre of the Victorian Gold Rush.  The place where… Read More »Clunes


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West of Bendigo is the small rural township of Moliagul, a town built by the gold rush and with the… Read More »Moliagul


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Victoria’s first goldfield of the 1851 gold rush.  As the location of Victoria’s first goldfield of the 1851 gold rush,… Read More »Castlemaine