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Local stories live and breathe in our historic sites and townships. The region has a rich gold mining history with over 300 disused mine sites,
including Jubilee Mine, and many historic gold mining towns such as Smythesdale, Linton and Steiglitz.

 
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Smythesdale Historic Police Precinct
Experience original 1860's buildings, and gallows, that were once the centre of law and order in the rich Woady Yaloak goldfields.



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Nimons Bridge
Along the Ballarat to Skipton Rail Trail, you can see the Golden Plains from atop this historic rail trestle bridge, with panaramic views that span the surrounding farm lands, forests and remnant gold tailings.

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Jubilee Mine
One of Victoria's best preserved original gold mining sites, dating back back to 1887, with picnic facilities and a self-guided tour through the beautfiul bush setting.


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Linton Township
Situated along the Ballarat to Skipton Rail Trail, Linton is a real life, step back in time historical experience as well as a great launching place for enjoying many nature and recreation activities.

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Steiglitz Historic Park
Time hasn't compromised Steiglitz with contemporary structures, and it remains the finest remnant of all of Victoria's early gold mining towns.


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Cemeteries
Part of some of Victoria's earliest history, the cemeteries across Golden Plains provide an incredible historical and genealogical experience.

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