Camping and Caravanning in the Goldfields area of Victoria
The Goldfields region in central Victoria covers many of the areas in which the discovery of gold sparked the Victorian gold rush of the 1850s.
Tourism is an important industry for those former gold mining areas, allowing visitors to reconnect with the past. History is preserved and recreated at various attractions including Sovereign Hill in Ballarat and the Central Deborah Mine in Bendigo. State and national parks protect many relics from the gold rush days including old mines, tunnels, digging sites, abandoned machinery and building ruins.
The Goldfields region has an impressive array of wineries, particularly around Bendigo, Heathcote and Avoca, which is also home to fruit-growing orchards. (source: www.travelvictoria.com.au)