Timeball Tower – Williamstown
Originally a lighthouse at Gellibrand Point, this timeball tower ended up helping ships keep their timepieces accurate for many decades. Ceased work in 1926 but had a makeover recently.
Regent Theatre, Melbourne
The Regent Theatre in Collins St has been reborn a few times, after fire in 1945 and then a remodel in 1993, with lots of design features based on the original 1929 building.
St Kilda Pier
Popular with promenaders since the 1850s, St Kilda Pier draws people today for a peek at the penguins, though its newly-restored pavilion is also a local landmark.
Hanging Rock Racecourse
They've been horse racing at Hanging Rock for over 140 years, though there isn't much vintage architecture here now & I'd love to hear more ancient stories of this mystical spot
Campbell Arcade – Melbourne
1950s vintage arcade built to ease pedestrian traffic into Flinders St station for the Melbourne Olympics. Check it out while you can as Metro Tunnel building works might see it pulled apart.
Vaughan Springs Swimming Hole
Thousands used to come to Vaughan Springs for a day out when the swimming hole was first created in the late 1920s, with bathing beauty contests and brass bands in the 50s. Very quiet now.
Rivoli Cinemas, Camberwell
The Rivoli Theatre in Camberwell is a superb 1940 palace with lots of original features and still showing a great range of movies to this day.
Altona Pier was built for the steam ferries in 1888, but these days is used mostly by fishermen and 'promenaders'. Lovely old boardwalk stretching out over Altona Beach
City Baths – Melbourne
Fabulous 1904 building in the centre of Melbourne housing a stunning indoor swimming pool with lots of original features, including one of the 'slipper baths' needed to keep Melbourne residents clean!
There's a real vintage grandstand at Hamilton racecourse. Built in 1873, it's looking a bit tired now, but such a nice fixture on this beautiful race track in the west of the state.
Gem Pier – Williamstown
Gem Pier has been at the heart of Williamstown - in its various guises - since the 1830s. Now home to HMAS Castlemaine, with great views to Port Melbourne and the Westgate Bridge
Lady Bay Lower Lighthouse – Warrnambool
Lady Bay Lower Lighthouse teams up with her Upper sister to guide boats into Warrnambool harbour. No access to this lighthouse which is part of the Flagstaff Hill Village
Cathedral Arcade, Melbourne
The glass leadlight ceiling of Cathedral Arcade is absolutely stunning. A real vintage beauty in this 1920s building near Flinders St station.
Westgarth Theatre, Northcote
Westgarth Theatre in Northcote has been showing films since 1921. Now a multiplex, but a fantastic facade & lots of original features inside too. Great arthouse programme, too.
Bendigo's vintage trams still run along part of the original tram routes for the city with beautiful rolling stock and fascinating stories dating back to the Gold Rush
The long, straight finger of Mordialloc Pier has been stretching out into Port Phillip Bay since the mid-1800s. Popular with fishermen, but also for a casual stroll.
The Block Arcade, Melbourne
Melbourne's Block Arcade, where class has been on display since 1892, in all senses of the word. The tea rooms, a bugler and a dose of Dr Seuss are my favourite bits.
Yarra Valley Railway – Healesville
The Yarra Valley vintage railway runs from Healesville on the old line to Lilydale in a cute 1960s carriage. It goes through a brick tunnel and along a stretch of trestle bridges.
Star Cinema, Eaglehawk
Boutique cinema full of sofas in the same venue as they first showed films over 100 years ago. Lovely place to see films in Eaglehawk near Bendigo.
Lady Bay Upper Lighthouse – Warrnambool
Lady Bay Upper lighthouse sits in Warrnambool's Flagstaff Hill Village looking down over the bay, with its breakwater and reef. On the Shipwreck Coast.
Paramount Theatre – Maryborough
The new owners of the Paramount Theatre in Maryborough have kept the fantastic 1920s frontage with the old Coffee Palace next door. Great to have a cinema in Maryborough again.
Port Fairy Lighthouse – Griffiths Island
Port Fairy Lighthouse on Griffiths Island sits almost at sea level on the Great Ocean Road. A distinguished red nose on top and red door with path which used to lead back to keeper cottages
The vintage grandstand at Bendigo Racecourse is the reason this venue made it to Vintage Victoria but there are other vintage bits dotted round this beautiful country Victoria racetrack.
Maldon Station – Victorian Goldfields Railway
Maldon Station marks the start or finish of the Victorian Goldfields Railway. Unlike Castlemaine, at the other end of the line, Maldon is not on the main V/Line public transport network.
Astor Cinema, Ararat
The Astor Cinema in Ararat opened 80 years ago in 1938 and is still going today. They bring a cup of tea to your seat if you are running late for the film. Shame they don't make more of their history.
Victorian Goldfields Railway – Castlemaine – Maldon
Gorgeous steam train running from Castlemaine to Maldon known as the Victorian Goldfields Railway. Through stunning eucalyptus bush so runs as a diesel in summer. Visible from our lounge room!
Split Point Lighthouse, Aireys Inlet
Tall, majestic 'White Queen' lighthouse at Split Point near Aireys Inlet on the Great Ocean Road. Fabulous views over the rocks and reefs. Nice tea room too in the old lighthouse stables
Bullarto Station – Daylesford Spa Country Railway
Bullarto station marks the end point of the Daylesford Spa Country railway. It is the highest altitude train station in Victoria. Plans for 1930s themed museum here. Lovely walks from Bullarto.
Eastern Beach Baths, Geelong
Built in the 1920s, the Eastern Beach Baths in Geelong are almost as popular in 2018 as they were in the heyday of ocean swimming in Victoria. Lovely art deco features include the Promenade boardwalk.
The old grandstand at Ballarat Racecourse was the big draw for Vintage Victoria, along with the Tea House. Lots of old stories of drama & skulduggery at the races, too, dating back to 1866.
Royal Arcade, Melbourne
Melbourne's Royal Arcade opened in 1870 & is still going strong. Full of quirky, interesting shops plus the wonderful Gog & Magog sculptures & Father Time to remind of the important things in life
Daylesford – Bullarto Railway
The Daylesford Spa Country Railway takes you the ten or so kilometres from Daylesford to Bullarto, which has the highest altitude train station in Victoria. 1930s diesel trains mostly on Sundays.
Point Lonsdale Lighthouse
Point Lonsdale lighthouse has guarded the entrance to Port Phillip Bay since 1902. It towers over treacherous waters known as The Rip, close to a spot where the man famous for Buckleys Chance lived
Regent Theatre, Ballarat
The Regent Theatre is the loveliest cinema in Ballarat, right in the city centre. The multiplex today has kept many features from the original 1920s movie theatre, with arthouse & mainstream programme