Castlemaine boasts a remarkable community of artists, writers, actors and designers, who offer a host of galleries, theatres, festivals, bookshops and boutiques. It’s a theme that runs through nearby Maldon, Newstead and Harcourt.
Rich in history and opportunity... today’s visitors come to Maryborough and the surrounding villages for many reasons. Many come to wander through the lovely box-ironbark forests with their wildflowers, birds and superb display of Wattle in the spring. Others come to research family history and discover a connection to the Victorian gold rush, or to visit nearby wineries or explore markets, galleries and museums.
Take a deep breath… and travel along the meandering roads of the Loddon Valley. They start at untouched historic villages, weave their way up to spectacular views on granite strewn hilltops, through ancient forests, and then alongside wide flowing rivers and vast wetlands.
One of Australia's oldest and largest regional galleries presenting innovative exhibitions alongside a dynamic and varied suite of public programs and events. Our collection is extensive, with an emphasis on 19th century European art and Australian art from the 1800's, alongside a strong collection of contemporary Australian art. Visit Region
Throughout the year, find fabulous festivals and events offering the perfect chance to meet the friendly residents, taste the great local produce and see why Heathcote is one of the best, and most beautiful, places in the world.
Coiltek Gold Centre
03 5460 4700
6 Drive in Court, Maryborough Vic 3465
7 DAYS 9am - 5pm
Coiltek Gold Centre has been established here for over 15 years. All staff have an extensive knowledge of the area and prospect for gold themselves. Prospectors from near and a far drop in for a cuppa and tell a story or show off their finds. So drop in and have a look at some of the finds collected over the years and a chat.
6 Drive in Court
We carry one of the largest ranges of gold prospecting equipment in Victoria as well as being in the top three Minelab dealers in Australia. We carry everything from $12 gold pans for beginners, right up to top of the range $10,000 gold detectors.There is a large amount of stock you can purchase on display. We run gold detecting training days twice a week as well as having a wide variety of Minelab detectors for hire.