VIC Tourism welcomes Cultural attractions
The Pioneer Settlement, situated near the picturesque banks of the Little Murray River, is a place that leaves you wanting more. From the moment you enter feel yourself transported back into a typical 1920s Mallee street. Sit in the delightful tearooms and listen to the sounds from the music shop Pianola blend with the horse’s hooves and laughter of visitors enjoying free horse and cart rides. Free vintage car rides are also available, proving a popular way for visitors to absorb the sights offered. Add to your visit a cruise aboard the PS Pyap, dressing up in costume, learn about local indigenous culture, and a Sound and Light show at night.
Squatters Package - Admission, Pyap and Sound & Light Tour Adults/$58.00 Child/$43.00 Concession/$49.00 Family/$155.00
Settlers Package - Admission and Pyap or Sound & Light Tour Adults/$40.00 Child/$30.00 Concession/$34.00 Family/$110.00
At Central Deborah Gold Mine you have the unique opportunity to explore a real gold mine. Walk in the footsteps of past miners on a spectacular underground tour, explore the surface of the mine with its treasure trove of vintage mining machinery and try your hand at gold panning for riches.
Mine Experience Tour
Don a hard hat and miners lamp, descend 61 metres below the surface and discover what conditions as a miner were really like. Afterwards, explore the surface of the mine and learn how to pan for gold.
Underground Adventure Tour
For the complete experience, venture 85 metres underground to the third level of the mine. Gear up in overalls, boots, miner’s hat and lamp. Climb ladders, work mine drills and search for gold with finders keepers!
This tour also includes lunch or afternoon tea served underground in the Crib Room.
The Vintage ‘Talking’ Tram Tour also departs half hourly from the Central Deborah Gold Mine.
The battle of Eureka is a highly contested historical event that has provoked debate and discussion for more than 150 years.
The youthful colony’s struggle for democracy exploded with the 1854 gold miners' uprising. The heroic stand by young people from many countries was a flashpoint on the path to a new nation.
Eureka has grown to symbolise change.
M.A.D.E will now harness the energy and emotion behind the Eureka story to inspire ways in which individuals can act to improve their world. It will challenge and question, and provoke debate about our future.
The original Eureka Flag – fragile yet powerful – will be displayed in its own darkened gallery, a silent witness to the making of Australian democracy.
Montsalvat, founded by artist Justus Jörgensen, is Australia’s oldest artists’ colony and home to practising artists. Painters, sculptors, jewelers and luthiers create, teach and exhibit their art here. This working, not-for-profit arts centre is set on 12 acres of established gardens; the historic buildings include charming mud brick cottages and the impressive Great Hall.
Enjoy a meal or just a coffee at the licensed restaurant on site with indoor and courtyard seating available. Venue hire is available for weddings, corporate and private functions.
Come and visit any day of the week (tour groups welcome) or enjoy an upcoming concert or visiting exhibition in the stunning Barn Gallery or Long Gallery. Located just 26 kilometers from the CBD.
Enjoy a ride on Puffing Billy Steam Railway, Australia's oldest steam railway and one of the finest preserved steam railways in the world. Travel 24 kilometres through the beautiful forests and fern gullies of the Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave.
Puffing Billy is the last of the experimental narrow-gauge railway lines built at the turn of the 20th century, and easily accessible by public transport from Melbourne. Tours are offered by all major day tour operators.
The open-sided carriages are the best way to see the stunning views. You can catch the train at any of the stations along the way, or watch the train go by from one of the stations' refreshment rooms.
How about sampling one of the 'Wine and Dine' options? Travel in the heritage enclosed dining carriages onboard the daily 'Steam and Cuisine Luncheon Train'. Savour three courses or graze over a Natter Platter. Alternatively, travel on the 'Dinner and Dance Train', available on selected Friday and Saturday evenings.
View the special events coming up at Puffing Billy Steam Railway.
A day out with Thomas in Autumn and Spring. Experience a steam train ride with 'Thomas the Tank Engine' and 'Diesel' and enjoy the 'Thomas and Fat Controller' pantomime along with other activities at Puffing Billy's Emerald Town Station, bookings are essential.
For further details and dates please visit the website.
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Dracula’s is Australia’s longest-running and most successful theatre restaurant, having entertained over 3 millions guests over 30 years.
From the moment you arrive the entertainment begins! Be greeted at the door by blood-stained Draculettes, who will guide you up the stairs to the Graveyard Cocktail Lounge for a tall drink. After taking in the sites and magnificent movie memorabilia, board the Ghost Train into the Theatre of the Vampyre, where you will dine in Gothic splendour on a delicious three-course dinner before sinking your teeth into the latest ‘must-see’ production.
Dracula’s unique combination of comedy skits, carnival style novelty acts; mind-blowing puppetry and Berlin Burlesque all set to slick live music will ensure you have an unforgettable evening. After the show, souvenir photographs, shopping at the Shop of Horrors and cocktails with the cast will complete your evening of ‘Thrillertainment’.
Dates: 5 nights per week from Tuesdays to Saturdays
Times: 7pm to Midnight
Bookings: Ph: 1800 DRACULAS or book online at www.draculas.com.au
Enjoy a ride on one of the 80 year old trams which provided Ballarat's main form of passenger service until 1971. The vintage tram ride covers 1.3km of original line through the beautiful Botanical Gardens by the western side of tranquil Lake Wendouree.
Trams run on Saturdays, Sundays, public and school holidays between 12.30pm and 5pm throughout the year. Charter trips can also be arranged.
The Bank Heathcote is a building that has been painstakingly restored. It offers immensely appetising meals and beverages in a unique environment. The Bank building is the gourmet centre of Heathcote being the hub of Day Conferences, tourist sorties and adventure activities. It is an ideal venue for touring Club meetings with facilities available for large or small groups. In the recent past, Motor Clubs, Motorbike clubs, environmental and professional groups have used the lanscaped rear gardens to discuss the business of the day. The Bank*Heathcote also offers specific meetingrooms within the building with sophisticated multimedia presentation facilities including VHS Video and DVD with Dolby Digital audio playback.
The collection contains many pairs of skis, boots, snowboards, ice skating boots, handmade clothing, ski clothing, film footage, photographs, videos, posters, slides, flags, uniforms, lift equipment, and other skiing paraphernalia such as \'skins\', \'nutcrackers\', and \'wax\'. It also holds the largest collection of ski magazines and books in Australia.
The latest releases are screened every evening throughout the season in Mt Buller\\'s 180 seat cinema - the highest movie cinema in Australia.
Usually two movies a night are screened, and on bad weather days daytime sessions are available.
The Mt Buller Cinema is a great place to cosy up and relax. There\\'s a great little kiosk stocked with chocolates and snacks to get you through your movie and Cinema Club membership is available which allows you into any movie, any time, all season.
The cinema is located within the Buller Community Centre - look out for the sign on street level right next to the post office and head down the stairs.
Kinloch Wines is a small family owned company established in 1996. The vineyard is set on a picturesque property that looks down from the northern slopes of the Great Dividing Range towards the bustling township of Mansfield. Kinloch Wines flagship wine is their Chardonnay and their signature wine is their Pinot Meunier, the only one of this sort in the Upper Goulburn Region. Other varietals include Sauvignon Blanc, Rose, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet/Merlot blends. The wine that is fast becoming popular is their Don Kinloch sparkling white made to the true French tradition.
The Cellar Door is an old hay barn converted into a rustic yet cosy tasting room and restaurant. Light gourmet food platters are available that complement the palatable wines. The cellar door is open from 10 to 4 pm daily for tastings only and food is served on weekends and Public Holidays. Closed on Christmas Day, Melbourne Cup and AFL Grand Final days. Special group bookings are entertained by appointment only. Come and relax with a glass or bottle of wine and a bite to eat and experience the magnificent views typical of the Victorian High Country. Summer or winter, your comfort is guaranteed. Susan and Malcolm Kinloch (and Ceilidh, the Border collie) will personally welcome you.
Tapet Retail Gallery is a small studio gallery creating and providing high quality original crafted products.
Some products include individually hand crafted glass platters, plates, dishes, jewellery and window hangers, lead light windows, pottery and prints, ceramics, patchwork, paintings, timber pieces and much more!
Buller View vineyard and winery is situated 200km north-east of Melbourne, on the outskirts of the historic rural hamlet of Mansfield, in Victorias legendary High Country.
In food and produce terms, Mansfield and surrounds are part of the Upper Goulburn Wine Region, which is fast developing a reputation for producing premium cool-climate wines.
The vista from Buller Views front paddock is dominated by the 1805 metre tall Mt Buller, seen 45km to the east...Victorias premier winter playground, Buller can also be viewed from the distinctive hexagonal home built by Master Builder and vigneron, Charlie Orrico.
At the end of a long winding drive, nestled amongst mature trees, stands "Rupertswood". A remarkable architectural expression of the more genteel, Victorian era.Its magnificent proportions and unique gardens lay testimony to the privilege and power that prevailed on these grounds. Built as a residence for Sir William Clarke, (first Australian born Baronet), it became a power seat in the great English tradition. Balls, hunt meets and week–end house parties were frequent. Anyone of note, in Victorian and Edwardian society, was entertained by the Clarkes.
There is always something happening at the Point Cook Homestead, and we are always open to new ideas. Whether its a community group get-together, corporate marquee event, car club display or re-enactment group display, we can help you organise and publicise your event. Point Cook Homestead is one of the Western suburbs most popular wedding venues. The grounds and venue are available for commercial filming & photography.
With a peaceful 25-acre property a stone's throw from the CBD in one direction and Geelong in the other, the possibilties for functions and events at the Point Cook Homestead are endless!
The Arts Centre is located at 100 St Kilda Road, just minutes from the CBD. It's a short walk across the bridge from Flinders Street Train Station, and close to the trams and buses of St Kilda Road.
Come early before the show for drinks, grab a bite to eat or peruse the galleries. On Sundays we become a shopper's paradise with the Sunday Market. If you time it right you can catch one of our curators or special guests giving talks or hosting forums on a current exhibition. Box office opens at 9am, Café Vic opens at 10.30am and closes after the last-show supper crowd leave. The galleries are open whenever the Arts Centre is. Our car park is open 24/7.Sink into a booth and soak up the atmosphere post show at Café Vic or indulge in a quick bite or beverage before the show at a Mezz Bar, Allegro or a Foyer Bar near your theatre. Did you know you can pre-order interval drinks and avoid the rush?
The Jewish Museum of Australia is a community museum, which aims to explore and share the Jewish experience in Australia and benefit Australia's diverse society. The Jewish Museum of Australia is committed to being a respected and innovative cultural centre, recognised nationally for its excellence in exhibitions, education programs and collection management.
The Captain and the crew invite you “aboard” Titanic,
the only place where your night is guaranteed to be a disaster!
Step back in time to experience shipboard life, join the comradery in Steerage, or become a millionaire in First Class! For that special occasion the luxurious Captain's Table awaits you!
Anticipation fills the air as passengers board Titanic, dinner is served and roving musicians and performers make your night even more memorable.
Titanic guarantees fine food, service and unrivalled hospitality… After all you are on board the largest, safest and most luxurious “ship” in the world!
Our cast will bring alive the fun and games enjoyed by Titanic's passengers as we are ploughing through the Atlantic.
Ice warnings are heard then the unthinkable happens! Titanic is mortally wounded, the S.O.S. is going out! Fortunately the Carpathia arrives to rescue us all! We dock safely in New York, and then it's every man for himself on the dance floor.
Survival is guaranteed and so is a good time!
Whether you're young or old, worn-out or healthy, anyone will enjoy the gift of adrenaline. Experience Victoria's fantastic scenery the best way possible, Andy's Harley rides include the Dandenong Ranges, the views of the bay from Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula or Melbourne's many great sights, other great Harley rides include Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley which are best viewed from the back of our late model and customized solo or sidecar Harley Davidson chauffeured by Andy and his many riders an exhilarating adventure tour never to be forgotten.
These glossy, burgundy restaurants on wheels are the first travelling Tramcar Restaurants in the world and ensure a delightful innovative approach to dining. As they cruise the city streets of Melbourne, diners can enjoy our fine cuisine and drink the very best of Australian wines or make a selection from our fully stocked bar at an all inclusive price. Luncheon comprises of 4 courses, Early Dinner 3 courses and the Late Dinner a 5 course menu. All services offer a set menu of Australian cuisine.
Widely regarded as the finest nineteenth century building in Melbourne, the Old Treasury Building has been an important government building since its completion in 1862.
Built by 19 year old architect John James Clark, the Old Treasury Building now houses exhibitions from the Public Record Office of Victoria. As part of the 150th anniversary celebrations, an exhibition about JJ Clark is currently on display.
Our permanent collection covers Ned Kelly, Indigenous Australians, Early Melbourne and much more. On display until October 27, ‘Trams: Moving Pictures’ featuring famous artists vibrant tram art from 1978 to 1993. Plus the historical 1910 film of Melbourne cable trams, photos of early painted trams and memorabilia. From mid-November, ‘Streets of Melbourne’ will display maps and images from Public Record Office Victoria.
The Australian National Aviation Museum is located at Moorabbin Airport near Melbourne Victoria and is recognised as Australia’s only true National Aviation Museum.
Owned and operated by the Australian Aircraft Restoration Group, a not for profit Company, limited by Guarantee. The collection was established in 1962 and is the oldest volunteer Aviation Museum in Australia.
Over the last 40 years, the museum has saved a number of significant examples of Australia's aviation heritage, and with nearly 50 aircraft on display, in storage or under restoration, the Museum is one of the largest in Australia.
The National Opal Collection (NOC) showrooms are Australia’s finest opal centres, conveniently located in the heart of Sydney and Melbourne. Each venue features a museum, theatrette, opal mine and stunning opal showroom.
The NOC has recreated the history of opal through graphic life-size dioramas of the dinosaur age. Rare opalised fossils of animals are featured alongside specially sculptured life-like models of the original animals. Visitors are also treated to an educational experience about Opals with touch screen tutorials and an auditorium.
Built in 1920 as the Victory Theatre (a cinema), the National Theatre was converted into a live performance venue in 1972-74. It functions today as a community arts centre for over 70 groups including musical comedy performances, dance companies, multi-cultural events and school groups. Annual Festivals are held by groups as diverse as the Latvian Community, Surfing Films and the St Kilda Writers' Festival. Commercial events recently have included Janis Ian, Henry Rollins, Rufus Wainwright and Edgley Productions' Swan Lake. School holidays usually feature the Reel Holidays programme - recent release films shown at very low prices (usually free to adults accompanied by children). As the events vary it is wise to check the box office on 95254611.
Come face to face with Melbourne's haunted past on Melbourne's oldest ghost tour, conducted by Haunted Bookshop founder and Haunted Australia presenter, Drew Sinton.
"A world-class ghost tour” - The Great Outdoors
Spooky fun! Two-hour walk begins 8.30 pm Saturdays at The Haunted Bookshop, 15 McKillop Street, Melbourne CBD, then wends its way down lost lanes, beyond darkened doorways, to abandoned abodes of the dead. But are they dead?
Melbourne By Foot is the most convenient and best value walking tour of Melbourne - Australia's cultural capital.
They know what it's like to arrive in a foreign city and be bogged down with information on where to go and what to see. They've taken the best qualities of Melbourne and packaged it into a relaxed and entertaining walk. A great orientation for first time travelers and a must for regular visitors and Melburnians with a thirst for local knowledge.
Melbourne By Foot was designed to give participants a great insight into life here in city. The walk covers a range of traditional topics including Aboriginal history, early settlement and colonial times. There is a healthy sprinkling of sport, art and music which are all facets that make this city a vibrant melting pot of culture.
The National Trust offers groups heritage walking tours of Melbourne's city sites. The walks take you down the hidden laneways and tells the stories of the influential people who shaped the city. There is 4 walks to choose from including Marvellous, Mercantile, Traditional and Commercial Melbourne. The walks run for 2 hours with a morning or afternoon tea to follow
MELTours is the best walking Tour Company in Melbourne. A number of walking tours are on offer in the City of Melbourne that include laneways, bars, bicycles, bike share, shopping, Flinders St Station tours and more! For such a young city, Melbourne has packed much into such a short period to become one of the world’s greatest cities.
A unique institution at the heart of Melbourne's iconic meeting place, Federation Square, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) celebrates, explores and promotes the cultural and creative richness of the moving image in all its forms - film, television and digital culture.
Through a vibrant calendar of award-winning Australian and international exhibitions, films, festivals, live events, creative workshops, education programs and Collection resources, ACMI provides diverse audiences with unsurpassed ways to engage with the moving image.
The National Gallery of Victoria has two magnificent galleries located a short walk apart – both with free entry to the permanent collection. Victorians and visitors can now enjoy two public art galleries within one magnificent arts precinct.
Stretching from the top of St Kilda Road across the Yarra River to Federation Square, this cultural heartland encompasses the transformed NGV International on St Kilda Road, The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, and The Arts Centre - all just a short stroll from each other.
In the years since its opening in 1975, Glen Eira City Council's Gallery has established a prominent reputation within the Melbourne public gallery scene. Located on the ground floor of the historic Glen Eira Town Hall, access to the Gallery is gained through the majestic classically-styled portico on the corner of Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield.
Through the exhibition and regular rotation of Council’s permanent art collection in public areas of the Town Hall, and the production of survey shows of prominent contemporary Melbourne artists and craftspeople, the Gallery plays an important part in contributing to a rich cultural life for the residents of Glen Eira and the wider community. In addition to the production of these exciting exhibitions, the Gallery also co-ordinates two major art awards, including the Silk Cut Award and the Alice Bale Art Award.
The Gallery is also a popular hire space for local artists. In addition to assuring an exhibition program rich in diversity and scope, the use of the Gallery as a hire space also provides a forum for local artists to show their work within a professionally equipped space at competitive rates. Floor to ceiling panels can be moved to divide the Gallery into one-third, half or a flexible full gallery space.
Heide Museum of Modern Art began life in 1935 as the home of John and Sunday Reed and has since evolved into one of Australia’s most important cultural institutions.
Heide, as it is affectionately known, has built a national reputation based on the compelling lives of the Reeds and their central role in the development of modern Art in Australia. Inspired by the nurturing of the young artists of their generation – including Sidney Nolan, Albert Tucker, Joy Hester, John Perceval and Charles Blackman - Heide continues to support and promote the contemporary art of today through its exhibition and collection program.
Comprising 15 acres of gardens and parkland, the Heide site includes three separate gallery spaces, two heritage-listed kitchen gardens, a sculpture park and café.
The Astor Theatre is a Mount Lawley institution. This iconic art deco building on Beaufort Street has been reinvented once again and this time it's about more than just movies.
The Astor Theatre is a live music venue, a performance space and a movie theatre all contained within unique, heritage listed walls. Take in new and classic films on the real deal, 35mm film, live music from local, national and international artists or maybe experience theatre, dance or spoken word just minutes from the city on the Mount Lawley strip.
The Oats Factory is located in Carlisle. Situated opposite to the Oats Street bus and train station, the space is just a few minutes from the Perth CBD. The premises have been recently renovated and now accommodate 5 artist studios and a large contemporary exhibition space.
The Oats Factory showcases the work of emerging artists engaged in all areas of contemporary arts practice. Through a diverse program and community focussed events we hope to develop relationships with the local community and introduce new audiences to contemporary art.
Group exhibitions are held on a regular basis and exhibition proposals are accepted all year round through a formal application process.
To arrange a viewing of any of the artworks on this site please do not hesitate to contact the gallery.
Conical is an independent contemporary art space that supports the production and presentation of new work by local and international artists.
With an interest in spatial, temporal and conceptual movements in visual art, Conical’s focus is on site-related activities, particularly those that embrace transient and fragmented responses to place.
Emphasising a reciprocal exchange between artist and organization, Conical acts as an integral agent in the process of realizing exhibitions and projects.
An opportunity is provided for both independent and represented artists to test or consolidate their practice. The provision of time, space and dialogue encourages risk and criticality.
Over the past decade Conical has continued to evolve its operational model in response to the currencies of contemporary discourse. Director, Adrien Allen, shapes a flexible program of exhibitions and projects – both internally curated and application based.
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'The Dax Centre promotes mental health and wellbeing by fostering a greater understanding of the mind, mental illness and trauma through art and creativity.'
We are a multifaceted organisation expanding our work from being a gallery with an extensive education program, to also being a central hub for all those interested in the relationship between the mind, mental illness, trauma, art and creativity.
This exciting new concept emerges from collaboration between Stephen Nall, formerly Dickerson Gallery and artists Adrian Doyle and Joel Gailer. Doyle and Gailer have previously directed Michael Koro Galleries (MKG).
The same gallery space in Franklin Street, Melbourne has been re-newed to provide a high quality exhibition space for traditional and 'new media' performance art. The gallery will maintain and extend its experimental theme and provide artists with specialised promotional support in the development of their career.
'It will exhibit ground-breaking young emerging artists and a handful of influential established artists,' Nall says.
After working together for many years, Dianne Tanzer and Ewina Bolger are pleased to announce their co-directorship of dianne tanzer gallery + projects. Edwina comes with a wealth of experience having worked in various galleries and arts institutions over the past twenty years.
The partnership will open up a new direction for the gallery with increased participation in international art fairs, curatorial and artist residency programs in Australia and overseas. The gallery will also be developing a number of its own initiatives open to artists Australia-wide.
We are extending our vision beyond the conventional exhibition space.
Everything about art has changed – so have we!
DEATH BE KIND is a eighteen month project by artists Claire Lambe and Elvis Richardson. Along with interns Dani Hakim, Jade Bitar, Jess Kelly, Ellie Robinson and videoographer Paul Rodgers.
DEATH BE KIND is a project designed to research and exhibit contemporary art and collections that engage with the subject of death. Exhibitions so far in our program have explored the aesthetics of horror, the afterlife, the memorial and the museum display of collections.
Death is a certainty in all our lives; as soon as we are born we are capable of dying. DEATH BE KIND collects together ideas about memories and fears, acceptance and hope to explore the relationships between art and death.
Fehily Contemporary has been established by passionate, dynamic collectors whose personal journey of collecting and supporting artists’ careers and the Australian contemporary art industry created a need to enrich the experience for collectors and artists alike.
Fehily Contemporary is privileged to represent innovative and challenging contemporary artists, whose artwork contributes in a significant and meaningful way to the interpretation of today’s world.
Together with their artists, Fehily Contemporary is committed to providing a relaxed, refreshing and exciting experience, where visitors will enjoy gaining an understanding of the art beyond the gallery walls. We are excited to connect artists with curators, curators with collectors and collectors with artists, in a friendly and welcoming environment. Whilst enjoying a cup of tea, listening to an artists talk or being introduced to the world of contemporary art, there is a comfortable place at Fehily Contemporary.