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Abbotsford Convent Social History Tours
Abbotsford Convent Social History Tours
1 St Heliers Street Abbotsford
Join our passionate guides to discover the diverse history of the Abbotsford Convent and explore hidden pockets of our historic precinct. The Convent was once one of the largest Catholic complexes...

Altona Homestead
Altona Homestead
128 Queen Street Altona
The Altona Homestead was the first Homestead in this area. Construction of the building commenced in 1842 on an area of land now known as the R.J. Logan Reserve. Then owned by Alfred and Sarah...

Banyule Homestead
Banyule Homestead
Heidelberg
Banyule Homestead or Banyule House has long been one of the landmark buildings in Heidelberg. The gothic-style mansion was constructed in 1846 by one of the overlanders from Sydney, Joseph Hawdon...

Barwon Grange
Barwon Grange
25 Fernleigh St Newtown
Barwon Grange is a place in an elegant early Victorian suburban villa built for upper middle class merchant, property financier and banker, Jonathan Porter O'Brien. It is the only surviving...

Barwon Park Mansion
Barwon Park Mansion
105 Inverleigh-Winchelse Rd Winchelsea
Imposing bluestone mansion built in the 1860s for Thomas Austin, its first owner. The property comprised 12,000 hectares, and was noted for its sheep and horses. Barwon Park was built by Thomas...

Beleura | House & Garden
Beleura | House & Garden
Mornington
Beleura is an exceptional place. The Tallis Family Summer House for many decades and from 1950 John Tallis' home, it houses an amazing collection of items. When John Tallis died in 1996 he left his...

Bendigo Joss House Temple | Open
Bendigo Joss House Temple | Open
Finn Street Bendigo North
Open every day from 11:00am - 3:00pm or by prior arrangement. Dedicated volunteer guides look after the temple and offer great insight into Chinese culture and the story of the Chinese on the...

Billilla Mansion
Billilla Mansion
26 Halifax Street, Brighton
Incorporating a formal garden and historic house, Brighton's Billilla Mansion is undoubtedly one of Bayside's most iconic buildings. It is a historically significant site which is listed on the...

Bishopscourt - East Melbourne
Bishopscourt - East Melbourne
120 Clarendon Street East Melbourne
Bishopscourt is a large colonial mansion located on Clarendon Street in East Melbourne, Australia. Designed by Newson & Blackburn using blue stone in a style of gothic architecture, it was...

Black Rock House
Black Rock House
34 Ebden Avenue Black Rock
Built in 1856 by Victoria's first Auditor-General, Charles Hotson Ebden as a seaside holiday residence, Black Rock House is now owned by Bayside City Council. Black Rock House offers a unique...

Bolobek
Bolobek
370 Mount Macedon Rd, Macedon
Bolobek, a magnificent heritage property nestled in the foothills of Mt Macedon in Victoria, has inspired Australian gardeners for more than a century. Bolobek is listed on the Victorian Heritage...

Burnham Beeches
Burnham Beeches
1 Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke
Burnham Beeches is an iconic Art Moderne mansion and estate located on Sherbrooke Road, Sherbrooke, 45 minutes from the city of Melbourne. Aside from the exquisite mansion the estate contains...

Carome Homestead - Mernda
Carome Homestead - Mernda
10 Hathfelde Boulevard, Mernda
Carome Homestead consists of the remnants of one of Victoria's earliest flour mills, an 1860s bluestone farmhouse and associated farm buildings, as well as the former Wollert Methodist Church which...

City Watch House
City Watch House
345 - 355 Russell Street Melbourne
The Watch House was built in 1909 and its original interior is complete in every respect. The former City Watch House operated as Melbourne's central custody centre or 'holding place' for people...

Como House & Garden
Como House & Garden
Corner Williams Road and Lechlade Ave South Yarra
A stone's throw away from Melbourne's shopping mecca and perched high above the Yarra River lies the sanctuary of Como. Boasting one of Melbourne's finest garden, an inspiring historic mansion...

Coolart Homestead
Coolart Homestead
Lord Somers Rd, Somers
Coolart Homestead is a magnificent late Victorian mansion situated on the shores of Westernport. In the superb grounds are ever-changing wetlands that you can view from the observatory, and a lagoon...

Coombe Yarra Valley | Melba Estate
Coombe Yarra Valley | Melba Estate
673-675 Maroondah Highway Coldstream
Once the home of Dame Nellie Melba, Coombe is a property with an unrivalled provenance. Seven acres of stunning gardens and beautifully appointed facilities in the restored motor house and clock...

Coop's Shot Tower
Coop's Shot Tower
211 Latrobe Street Melbourne
Coop's Shot Tower stands proudly in its original place in Melbourne Central shopping centre under a 20 story high glass cone, designed by renowned Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa Built in 1889,...

David Collins
David Collins
3098 Point Nepean Road Sorrento
Colonel David Collins (3 March 1756 - 24 March 1810) was the first Lieutenant Governor of the Colony of Van Diemens Land, founded in 1804 (Tasmania). Collins established the first ever settlement...

Dromkeen Homestead
Dromkeen Homestead
1012 Kilmore Road Riddells Creek
- HISTORICAL HOMESTEAD - - ART GALLERY - FUNCTION CENTRE - EVENT VENUE - LITERATURE CENTRE - - CAFE - TEA ROOM - Dromkeen Gallery- Australian Children's Literature Centre, Gallery, Function...

Duneira Estate
Duneira Estate
Officer Lane, Mount Macedon
Original 1872 Hill Station and Grand Garden Officer Lane, Mount Macedon,Victoria 3441, Australia Duneira is an historic House and Garden (circa 1872) on Mount Macedon, Victoria. It is...

Emu Bottom Homestead
Emu Bottom Homestead
Homestead Way Sunbury
The story of Emu Bottom Homestead begins on August 30 1835, when the schooner Enterprize sailed up Port Phillip Bay. On board was the first party of settlers who built the huts of the banks...

Enterprize Wharf
Enterprize Wharf
Enterprize Park Melbourne
Standing on the banks of the Yarra River next to Queen's Bridge is one of our favourite Melbourne locations, Enterprize Wharf. Enterprize Landing is the birthplace of Melbourne, when on Sunday...

Enterprize | Tall Ship
Enterprize | Tall Ship
2 North Wharf Road, Docklands
The Enterprize is a replica of John Pascoe Fawkner's Schooner (tall ship) Enterprize - the ship that sailed from Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) in 1835 with the first permanent white settlers that...

Esplanade Vaults
Esplanade Vaults
The Esplanade St Kilda
The Esplanade Vaults that once housed 10 shops are located on the Lower Esplanade across from the St Kilda sea baths. In the 1890s, public transport on the Esplanade was upgraded with a new cable...

Eurambeen Homestead
Eurambeen Homestead
232 Eurambeen-Streatham Road Beaufort
Eurambeen Historic Homestead and Gardens is an Historic Landmark of Victoria's rural heritage, built in the 1850s. Eurambeen Homestead offers accommodation is available for events, functions,...

Eynesbury Homestead
Eynesbury Homestead
487 Eynesbury Road, Eynesbury
The magnificently restored Eynesbury Homestead, hand crafted from local bluestone almost a century and a half ago, stands testament to the property's pioneering spirit. An array of outer...

Federal Standard Printing Works
Federal Standard Printing Works
Main Street Chiltern
2022 - Closed until further notice A living museum of still functioning printing presses from a century ago. The Federal Standard Printing Works is one of the few substantially intact...

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
89 Merri Street Warrnambool
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village & Shipwrecked Sound and Laser Show Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village invites you to embark on the journey that resulted in one of Australia's most infamous maritime...

Fontainebleau | Frederick McCubbin
Fontainebleau | Frederick McCubbin
Mount Macedon
Hidden away on the north side of Mount Macedon, Fontainebleau is the former country property of the much-loved Australian painter Frederick McCubbin. 24 September 2010 marks the Centenary of the...

Fortuna Villa - Bendigo
Fortuna Villa - Bendigo
22-48 Chum Street Bendigo
Fortuna Villa is a historical private residence now open to the public. In 1871, the Villa and the associated '180 Mine' on the New Chum Reef was bought by George Lansell who had become successful...

Fountains of Melbourne
Fountains of Melbourne
Melbourne
Melbourne has some delightful water fountains (water features) which are being turned back on after water restrictions. The fountains are designed to be largely drought-proof, drawing water not...

Glenfern
Glenfern
417 Inkerman St, St Kilda East
Glenfern once stood in more than four acres of ornamental pleasure grounds and orchard complete with stables, pigsty and cows. Even today it boasts a spacious though more modest garden. The main...

Glenfern
Glenfern
417 Inkerman St East St Kilda
Glenfern is a Gothic mansion in St Kilda East that stands in a peaceful garden, surrounded by century-old pines. Glenfern once stood in more than four acres of ornamental pleasure grounds and...

Government House
Government House
Government House Drive Melbourne
Government House is the official residence of the Governor of Victoria, and is located in the precincts of the Botanical Gardens. Government House History Melbourne was founded on the east-west...

Grand Carousel | Luna Park Merry Go Round
Grand Carousel | Luna Park Merry Go Round
Lower Esplanade St Kilda
A treasure in her own right, the Carousel has been a working centrepiece of the park for 101 years (1923). Visually stunning, her 68 horses and 2 chariots are individually hand painted and...

Greenvale Sanatorium
Greenvale Sanatorium
Greenvale
The only way to describe today the former Greenvale Sanatorium is spooky! The former Greenvale tuberculosis sanatorium was opened in May 1905 as the first purpose-built public tuberculosis...

Gulf Station
Gulf Station
1029 Melba Highway Yarra Glen
Gulf Station began in the 1840's as part of a 25000 acre run known as the Gulf. The Bell family began their lives here in the late 1840's and the homestead and outbuildings are a part of the legacy...

H.M. Geelong Gaol
H.M. Geelong Gaol
202 Myers Street Geelong
The HM Prison Geelong was a high security prison until July 1991. Based on the Pentonville Prison, building of the Geelong Gaol commenced in 1849 and completed in 1865. A key feature of the...

H.M.V.S. Cerberus | Historic Shipwreck
H.M.V.S. Cerberus | Historic Shipwreck
Black Rock
HMVS (Her Majesty's Victorian Ship) Cerberus has rested in three metres of water at Half Moon Bay since being scuttled to form a breakwater in 1926. To the casual observer there appeared to be no...

Harrick's Cottage
Harrick's Cottage
Harrick Road Keilor Park
Harrick's Cottage is of cultural significance as a rare surviving example of a pole constructed, tent shaped dwelling and is an example of an Irish immigrant settler's hut dating from the early...

Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens
Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens
66 McCrae Street Dandenong
Take a trip back in time and discover Dandenong's unique social history through a visit to Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens. Heritage Hill is comprised of three historic buildings, and...

Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens | Open Hours
Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens | Open Hours
66 McCrae Street Dandenong
Open to public: Tuesday to Friday, 10am-4pm Take a trip back in time and discover Dandenong's unique social history through a visit to Heritage Hill Museum and Historic Gardens. Heritage Hill...

Heronswood
Heronswood
105 Latrobe Parade Dromana
Heronswood is a historic property that was built in 1864 and is located in Dromana, Victoria. A Gothic Revival house built in 1874, and highly picturesque, it incorporates the original shingled...

HM Pentridge Prison
HM Pentridge Prison
Corner Pentridge Boulevard and Champ Street Coburg
HM Prison Pentridge was built in 1851 and closed on May 1 1997 in Coburg. HM Prison Pentridge was Victoria's main gaol and was split into like A - Short and long-term prisoners of good behavior, B...

HMAS Castlemaine
HMAS Castlemaine
1 Syme St, Williamstown
The heritage-registered HMAS Castlemaine is afloat at Gem Pier in Williamstown, Victoria, close to cafes, playgrounds and galleries. Throughout World War II, HMAS Castlemaine and her crew...

Jack's Magazine - Maribyrnong
Jack's Magazine - Maribyrnong
17b Magazine Way Maribyrnong
Magazine Way, Maribyrnong Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung land Jack's Magazine opened in 1878, to provide safe storage for bonded gunpowder and explosives imported into the colony of Victoria. The...

Karori
Karori
106 Devonshire Lane Mount Macedon
Karori is one of Mt Macedon's most intact and important 19th Century hill station properties. Karori is of architectural importance and the gardens of state significance. Karori is a 6 acre hill...

Kenloch Estate
Kenloch Estate
487 Mount Dandenong Tourist Rd Olinda
Kenloch, a unique historical hills mansion was built for prominent businessman Thomas Kennon in the 1910's and is of historic, aesthetic and horticultural significance. By the late 1950s it was...

La Trobe's Cottage
La Trobe's Cottage
Cnr Birdwood Ave and Dallas Brooks Drive Melbourne
La Trobe's Cottage was Victoria's first Government House. La Trobe's Cottage was the residence of Victoria's first governor, Charles Joseph La Trobe, his wife Sophie and their children from 1839...

Labassa Mansion
Labassa Mansion
2 Manor Grove, Caulfield North
Labassa is an outstanding Victorian era mansion with opulent architectural features. Originally called 'Sylliott Hill', it was renamed 'Ontario' in the 1880s reflecting its new owner Alexander...

Larundel Mental Asylum
Larundel Mental Asylum
Corner Plenty Rd and Main Drive Bundoora
The former Larundel Mental Asylum site has been developed into a housing and shopping centre. Larundel Hospital was conceived in 1938 to replace the outdated Kew mental hospital. By 1940 work...

Mawallok Homestead
Mawallok Homestead
3802 Geelong Road Stockyard Hill
3802 Geelong Road, Stockyard Hill (near Beaufort & Skipton) William Guilfoyle (Royal Botanic Gardens) designed Mawallok gardens. Mawallok (also spelt Mawallock, Mahkwallok and Mawhallock)...

McCrae Homestead and Galleries
McCrae Homestead and Galleries
11 Beverley Road, McCrae
Built by Andrew and Georgiana McCrae in 1844, McCrae Homestead is one of Victoria's oldest homesteads and is a physical reminder of the early pioneering life, using locally available materials and...

Melbourne Aquarium 1930 - 1953
Melbourne Aquarium 1930 - 1953
9 Nicholson Street Carlton
We were surprised to see on a DVD about old trams, an advertising hoarding in Carlton for a Melbourne Aquarium except it was the 1930's. As the cable tram rounded the corner from Nicholson Street...

Melbourne Boathouses | Boat Sheds
Melbourne Boathouses | Boat Sheds
Boathouse Drive Melbourne
Melbourne's historic rowing boathouses on the banks of the Yarra River in Alexandra Gardens are home to following Melbourne rowing clubs. - Banks Rowing Club [1865] - Mercantile Rowing Club...

Melbourne Town Hall
Melbourne Town Hall
90 - 130 Swanston Street Melbourne
Since 1870, Melbourne Town Hall has been at the heart of events which have shaped the city's future and celebrated monumental milestones. The Melbourne Town Hall is a magnificent heritage...

Miller's Homestead
Miller's Homestead
30 Dorrigo Drive, Boronia
The homestead was built about 130 years ago and was the home of J.J.Miller, the first president of the Ferntree Gully Shire. The 19th century building at 30 Dorrigo Drive is one of the oldest...

Mont De Lancey Homestead & Museum
Mont De Lancey Homestead & Museum
71 Wellington Road Wandin
Mont De Lancey Historical Homestead & Museum Located in Wandin, Victoria, Australia, Mont De Lancey is known to most as a historic home, garden, museum, chapel and 1880's Slab Kitchen. Take a...

Mooramong Homestead
Mooramong Homestead
635 Mooramong Road Skipton
The property is a working farm of nearly 4,000 acres, incorporating the Mackinnon Nature Reserve, home to the endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot, and other Australian species such as the...

Mulberry Hill
Mulberry Hill
385 Golf Links Road Langwarrin
Home of Sir Daryl (artist) & Lady Joan (author) Lindsay Designed by Harold Desbrowe Annear, this magnificent American Colonial style-home was built in 1926 as an extension to a pre-existing 1880s...

Narmbool | Homestead and Gardens
Narmbool | Homestead and Gardens
Horsehill North Road Elaine
Narmbool, a magnificent pastoral property of 2,000 hectares located near Ballarat. Owned by The Sovereign Hill Museums Association, Narmbool is home to 12,000 sheep, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies,...

National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
National Trust of Australia (Victoria)
4 Parliament Place, East Melbourne
The National Trust is a unique worldwide organisation that is 'apolitical' and primarily funded by its members. It speaks out and campaigns for the protection of our heritage; it manages and...

Ned Kelly Touring Route
Ned Kelly Touring Route
Ned Kelly Touring Route Glenrowan
The Ned Kelly Touring Route website has a wealth of information about things to do, places to see and more along the route. The Ned Kelly Touring Route is a joint initiative between the...

Noorilim Estate
Noorilim Estate
205 Wahring Murchison East Road, Wahring
Known as Noorilim, (local Ngurai-illum Aboriginal tribe meaning 'many lagoons') this magnificent homestead and its surrounding gardens is now classified by the National Trust, and has only recently...

Old Beechworth Gaol
Old Beechworth Gaol
Cnr William Street and Sydney Road Beechworth
The Old Beechworth Gaol is one of Australia's most significant post European cultural sites. Its role in the chain of events that led to the execution of Ned Kelly is significant as it housed Ned's...

Old Castlemaine Gaol
Old Castlemaine Gaol
36-48 Bowden St, Castlemaine
Looming atop the western horizon in Castlemaine sits a symbol of justice for the Goldfields. First built in 1861 and active for over 130 years, the Old Castlemaine Gaol has seen men, women and...

Old Melbourne Gaol
Old Melbourne Gaol
377 Russell Street, Melbourne
When the Old Melbourne Gaol was built in the mid-1800s, it dominated the Melbourne skyline as a symbol of authority. The Old Melbourne Gaol is one of Melbourne's best historical places and truly...

Old Treasury Building
Old Treasury Building
20 Spring Street Melbourne
The Old Treasury Building is one of Melbourne's finest 19th century buildings. Visit this exciting museum, showcasing the history of Melbourne and Victoria. The Old Treasury Building hosts the...

Osborne House Closure
Osborne House Closure
Swinburne St Geelong North
Osborne House is closed indefinitely to all tenants and visitors due to health concerns as mould spores have been found in a limited number of areas in the building. The 12 tenant groups of...

Overnewton Castle
Overnewton Castle
51 Overnewton Road Keilor
Keilor - Garden Party | Outdoor Function | Wedding Reception Venue Melbourne We are one of the best formal and mansion wedding venues in Melbourne. Overnewton Castle (built in 1849) is a...

Palace Letters: Sir John Kerr and Buckingham Palace
Palace Letters: Sir John Kerr and Buckingham Palace
Australia
Tuesday 14th of July 2020 sees the release of the Palace letters between Sir John Kerr and Buckingham Palace that led to Gough Whitlam's sacking in 1975 and dismissal of the Whitlam...

Pentridge Prison: Division A, B, and H2 - Open & Tours
Pentridge Prison: Division A, B, and H2 - Open & Tours
Corner Pentridge Boulevard and Champ Street Coburg
Pentridge Prison is Victoria's most magnificent 19th-century prison complex. From the time spent inside by some of Australia's most notorious criminals to the anecdotes and lived experiences of...

Pioneer Settlement - Swan Hill
Pioneer Settlement - Swan Hill
125 Monash Drive, Swan Hill
Experience Australian history first hand as you explore the Pioneer Settlement Swan Hill. Set on three hectares of land on the banks of the Little Murray River, you will find real-life Mallee...

Pirra Homestead
Pirra Homestead
108 Windermere Road, Lara
Pirra Mansion, the elegant old lady of Lara. Pirra Mansion has a rich and colourful past - and now, thanks to a major restoration and renovation project by Bisinella Developments, this iconic...

Point Cook Homestead
Point Cook Homestead
1 Point Cook Homestead Road Point Cook
Please note: The Point Cook Homestead site, including the caf©, is currently closed to visitors. The Point Cook Coastal Park can still be accessed. The Point Cook Homestead is a magnificent...

Polly Woodside
Polly Woodside
21 South Wharf Promenade, South Wharf
Polly Woodside is a National Trust tall ship: an 1885 three masted iron ship from Belfast moored in a dock next to Melbourne's Yarra River at South Wharf. With an interactive gallery and an...

Portable Iron Houses
Portable Iron Houses
399 Coventry Street, South Melbourne
Three inner city houses in Coventry Street, South Melbourne are among the few 19th century prefabricated iron buildings remaining in the world. With gold discovered in Victoria in 1851...

Quarantine Station - Point Nepean National Park
Quarantine Station - Point Nepean National Park
Point Nepean National Park Point Nepean
Point Nepean Quarantine Station offers a glimpse into the early European history of Victoria. Established in 1852, explore nearly 50 heritage-listed buildings. Learn about life at this once-remote...

Rippon Lea Estate | House & Gardens
Rippon Lea Estate | House & Gardens
192 Hotham Street Elsternwick
Located only 20 minutes from Melbourne's CBD, Rippon Lea Estate is one of the last of Australia's grand suburban estates. National Heritage listed, a visit to this treasure takes you on a journey...

Royal Arcade
Royal Arcade
335 BOURKE STREET MALL Melbourne
Royal Arcade offers a whole range of interesting and delightful stores where shoppers can find a wide variety of items. You will find famous jewellery stores including antique jewellers, to food,...

Royal Exhibition Building
Royal Exhibition Building
9 Nicholson Street Carlton
The magnificent Royal Exhibition Building was completed in 1880 in time to host Melbourne's first International Exhibition The first exhibition was a huge success, over 8 months attracting over...

Royal Exhibition Building | Fountain Restoration
Royal Exhibition Building | Fountain Restoration
Carlton
New funding will see the Royal Exhibition Building's French Fountain restored to its former glory. The beautiful French Fountain is a significant part of the Carlton Gardens precinct and a...

Rupertswood Mansion
Rupertswood Mansion
3 Macedon Street Sunbury
Birthplace of the Ashes. "Rupertswood"was built as a residence for Sir William Clarke (1874) and became a power seat in the great English tradition. Ashes Rupertswood holds a place in the...

Russell's Old Corner Shop
Russell's Old Corner Shop
Corner King Street and LaTrobe Street, Melbourne
Widely regarded as Melbourne's oldest residence, Russell's Old Corner Shop stands on the corner of King and LaTrobe Street. Built in 1851, Russell's Old Corner Shop or Russell's Cafe is one of the...

Sages Cottage
Sages Cottage
85 Sages Road, Baxter
Sages Cottage is a heritage listed property on the Mornington Peninsula, in Baxter. Sages Cottage Farm dates back to the 1850s and has heritage protected buildings and grounds. Captain Benjamin...

Schramm's Cottage
Schramm's Cottage
Rieschiecks Reserve, Muriel Green Drive Doncaster East
Schramm's Cottage was built in 1874 as the home of Max and Kate Schramm and incorporates Max Schramm's schoolroom. In 1971, when Doncaster Road was to be widened, the building was dismantled and...

Schwerkolt Cottage & Museum Complex
Schwerkolt Cottage & Museum Complex
Deep Creek Road, Mitcham
Schwerkolt Cottage is an original pioneer's stone cottage in a garden setting adjoining beautiful Yarran Dheran bushland park. August Schwerkolt, a German-born pioneer, was one of the first...

Separation Tree
Separation Tree
Melbourne
The Separation Tree in the Royal Botanic Gardens was the location where the citizens of Victoria gathered on 15 November 1850 to celebrate the news of the separation of Victoria from New South...

Shrine of Remembrance
Shrine of Remembrance
Corner St Kilda Road and Domain Road Melbourne
The Shrine of Remembrance was built between 1928 and 1934 in remembrance of those 114,000 men and women of Victoria who served and those who died in the Great War of 1914-1918. 89,100 of them served...

Signs Of Melbourne
Signs Of Melbourne
Melbourne Signs Melbourne
A recent exhibition in Melbourne displayed a collection of Melbourne signs in a tradition of eclecticism and openness. Over 150 years of Melbourne street signs, billboards, posters and typefaces...

Skipping Girl Sign
Skipping Girl Sign
651-653 Victoria Street Abbotsford
One of Melbourne's most well known and loved icons, 'Little Audrey' the Skipping Girl Vinegar sign is skipping again after being restored in 2009 to its former shining glory. The animated neon...

Station Pier
Station Pier
1 Station Pier Port Melbourne
Station Pier is Victoria's premier sea passenger terminal, accommodating visiting cruise ships, navy ships and tall ships. Station Pier is open to the public throughout the year during daylight...

Steam Tug: Wattle
Steam Tug: Wattle
Shed 2 North Wharf Rd, Docklands
The historic steam tug Wattle was launched at Cockatoo Island in 1933 and worked with the Royal Australian Navy until 1969, then Wattle arrived in Melbourne in 1979 to become an iconic sight steaming...

Tay Creggan | Strathcona Girls Grammar School
Tay Creggan | Strathcona Girls Grammar School
30 Yarra Street, Hawthorn
Built in Hawthorn in 1889, Tay Creggan is considered one of Australia's most important houses. "Tay Creggan" - the house on the rocks - is the fantastical building of gables, dormers, turrets and...

The Block Arcade
The Block Arcade
282 Collins St Melbourne
The Block Arcade is a heritage shopping arcade experience in the centre of Melbourne but going back a hundred years it was the "place to be seen". The arcade which was erected between 1891 and...

The Briars Homestead and Gardens
The Briars Homestead and Gardens
450 Nepean Hwy Mount Martha
The Briars Park is the Mornington Peninsula Shire's foremost property, and a beautiful example of 'Cultural Landscape', with a long history of Aboriginal occupation, followed by European occupation...

The Heights Heritage House and Garden
The Heights Heritage House and Garden
140 Aphrasia Street Newtown
Prefabricated in Hamburg, Germany, the Heights was erected in 1854 and is the largest dwelling of its kind in Victoria. Owned by three generations of the one family; bequeathed to the National...

The Shot Tower | Clifton Hill
The Shot Tower | Clifton Hill
94 Alexandra Parade Clifton Hill
The largest shot tower in Australia is a unique reminder of industrial ammunitions history. At 263 feet tall, Clifton Hill Shot Tower vies with Taroona Shot Tower as the tallest in the world....

The Tea House
The Tea House
28/34 Clarendon St, Southbank
28/34 Clarendon St, Southbank The Robur Tea House was built in 1887 and is today a persisting example of 19th century architecture and one of the few remaining traces of the industrial...

Victoria Police Memorial
Victoria Police Memorial
St Kilda Road, Kings Domain
Victoria Police Memorial - Kings Domain Gardens Opened in 2002, the Victoria Police Memorial situated in Kings Domain Gardens, Melbourne, stands as a dedication and constant reminder of the...

Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk
Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk
High Street, Seymour
The Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk is the only one of its kind in Australia dedicated to all Vietnam Veterans. The walk has been created to symbolise the heroic 60,000 service men and women who...

Villa Alba
Villa Alba
44 Walmer Street Kew
Situated in Walmer St Kew, The Villa Alba Museum is one of the finest examples of 19th Century interior decoration marked by the unique and opulent hand painted murals that line the interior walls...

Walhalla - Gold Mining Town
Walhalla - Gold Mining Town
Moe-Walhalla Road Walhalla
The remains of the gold mining town of Walhalla are situated in a steep narrow mountain valley in Gippsland, about 185 km east of Melbourne. In late 1862 alluvial gold was discovered here by a...

Wedderburn Newsagency & General Store
Wedderburn Newsagency & General Store
62 High St, Wedderburn
The General Store Museum is Wedderburn's original goldfields shop with products from the gold rush era, including a coach builder's workshop with the original blacksmith forge and horse drawn buggies...

Werribee Park Mansion
Werribee Park Mansion
K Road Werribee
Discover the Victorian era in Australia with a visit to beautiful Chirnside Mansion better known as Werribee Park Mansion. Werribee Mansion was completed by wealthy pastoralists, the Chirnside...

Westgarthtown
Westgarthtown
100 Gardenia Road, Thomastown
Westgarthtown is an historic dairy farming settlement sixteen kilometres north of Melbourne established in 1850 by German and Wendish immigrants. Although now located within the residential...

Woodlands Historic Park & Homestead
Woodlands Historic Park & Homestead
Oaklands Road, Greenvale
Woodlands Historic Park totals over 700 hectares (1730 acres). It was first established as a public park in 1980 and contains many physical links to the landscape of the settlers in the 1840s,...



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