This map shows the known gold deposits in Australia. Payable gold was first discovered in Australia in 1851 near Bathurst in New South Wales which triggered the beginning of the Australian gold rush. Gold was found 6 months later in Ballarat & Bendigo, and eventually in all states and territories of Australia.
The Best Off-Peak Time to Visit: May or September peak season is July, August, Christmas, New Year’s, and any time there are Australian school holidays. Autumn holiday usually coincides with Easter, winter holiday is June and July, and summer holiday is December through January. Frommer’s identifies Bali’s low peak season as January 9 through June 30 and September 16 through December 20.