Explore the Heart of Victoria with the Goulburn River Valley Tourism Holiday Planner!
It is designed to encourage you to pack the car, jump on a train or get off the freeway and visit our picturesque region.
With a myriad of different touring options you have many choices to choose from to suit your tastes and interests, so come along and explore the Heart of Victoria.
Perhaps it’s the beauty of the landscapes that inspire. Or maybe there’s something in the water.
Either way, there’s no doubt this region brims with creative talent spanning the artistic
spectrum. From acclaimed public galleries to specialised spaces showing photography,
gems, sculpture and contemporary paintings. From big festivals to intimate performances, visitors can choose to be delighted, moved and amazed by a feast of fabulous artistic offerings across the region and throughout the year.
Artistic Events for all
Exploring the Goulburn River Valley's many galleries, ...
.. museums and art spaces is a fantastic way to discover the delights of the region. From state-of-the-art facilities to exhibition spaces in beautiful historic buildings to the many lovely public gardens and parks, art traditional and contemporary, exquisite and bold, can be found around in the most likely, and unlikely of places.
This area is home to one of Australia’s most important collections of ceramics including such treasures as objects made by the first convict potters and by early studio potter, Merric Boyd and the artists associated with the Arthur Merric Boyd Pottery at Murumbeena, notably, John Perceval and Arthur Boyd. Works by leading contemporary ceramicists, fine artists, photographers and sculptors can also be enjoyed. In this rich cultural environment it’s possible to stumble across a Patrician Piccini or a Fred McCubbin, linger over a Tracey Moffat or an Arthur Streeton or be dazzled by the talents of many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
Here is a place to discover excellent and changing exhibitions of works by regional artists working across media such as ceramics, jewellery, painting and stationery.
Visitors can enjoy a magic, meandering day driving through lovely natural landscapes exploring many unique gardens and galleries and even galleries within gardens! Discover life sized cows painted by leading regional and national artists, gardens sculpted with Australian natives and bush-tucker plants and sublime living tapestries created by olive groves.
For the thrill of live performance it’s hard to beat an arts festival program, and this region offers fantastic annual events for lovers of music of all kinds, theatre, opera and dance, workshops with artists and much more. Any time of the year is a great time to sample the many artistic delights of the surprising and inspiring Goulburn River Valley region.