The town’s heritage is yours to explore, with many buildings retaining their historic integrity. Some 21 buildings are registered or owned by the National Trust. Chiltern’s spectacular historic streetscape is a treat in time travel, to the heady days of gold fever and gold dust. Once on the main Melbourne/Sydney highway, Chiltern’s historic buildings have been restored and maintained to preserve the architecture of the late 1850s. Visiting Chiltern is like a movie set of a by-gone era and it has featured on the big screen in several motion pictures.