Diggers Rest was named as a rest spot where gold diggers could stop for a drink or to sleep

The town grew in the 1870s and 1880s and became a postal village with a general store, post office, weighbridge, mechanics' institute and a chaff mill. The Diggers Rest Hotel was built by 1854, and later enlarged, and became an important stopping place on the route to the goldfields.

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Fantastic Local Destinations

Sovereign Hill
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Family Fun

Sovereign Hill is a living museum presenting the story of Ballarat as a goldrush boomtown.

Organ Pipes National Park
Calder Park
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National Park

Park your car on top of an old volcano and take a walk into the river valley to the awesome stone columns that give this park its name. The Organ Pipes hang on a cliff face over picturesque Jackson Creek.

Ballarat Reptile Park
Ballarat Reptile Park

Wildlife Park Game

Ballarat Wildlife Park is an interactive wildlife park situated in Ballarat, Australia which was opened by Greg Parker in 1987. The Park is situated on 37 acres of natural bush land

Bendigo Chinese Museum
Bendigo Chinese Museum

Chinese heritage in Australia

The Golden Dragon Museum is situated in the city of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. The museum is dedicated to the culture and history of Chinese Australians, particularly in the region.

Living Legends
Yarra Valley

Home of Rest for Champion Horses

Living Legends is a home of rest for retired race horses and tucked away in the beautiful Woodlands Historic Park in Greenvale.

Mt Macedon Memorial Cross
Mount Macedon
Melbourne CBD

War memorial

Located on the summit of Mt Macedon, this imposing structure stands 21 metres high and commemorates all those who served in wars and conflicts