- Visitors to Melbourne will notice that on some streets, small golden plaques are indented into the sidewalk as if creating a trail. This is the Golden Mile Heritage Trail which shows how the money associated with gold rush times (1850-1860) shaped the city of Melbourne. Walkers will pass grand buildings such as the Town Hall, Customs House, Windsor Hotel and Parliament House, as well as often unseen gems such as the Mitre tavern. Guided 2 hour tours leave from Federation Square at 10am every day, though visitors are free to walk the trail on their own using a Golden Mile booklet.
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