1. Coffee with a scenic stroll
Nothing too strenuous here, just a lovely short walk through a scenic locale. Grab a take away coffee and get to it! Visit or call our Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre for up-to-date information and maps on all walks.
In Castlemaine you have the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens for a gentle 1.7km circuit walk that takes in the ornamental lake, exotic trees and water features. More details here. Kalimna Circuit is a formed track through Heathy Dry Forest where you'll find mixed eucalypts and a shrubby understorey, grasses and herbs. For coffee options check our cafes here.
20 minutes from Castlemaine you'll find Taradale. Pick up your coffee from Taradale Wine & Produce and head off for a short walk to the viaduct, the royal oaks walk or King Billy circuit. There is also a pleasant township walk. More information here. Newstead is another town close by. Grab a coffee from Blackbird Cafe or Dig on the Main Street, then wander south under the bridge and along the Loddon, soaking in the wonder of the giant river red gums and birdlife. Or head to Maldon and grab a coffee from one of the many cafes on the Main Street and head off for a self guided town walk to discover the heritage buildings of one of Victoria's best preserved gold mining towns. In Chewton, grab a coffee from the General Store and take the Post Office Hill Walk to explore the remnant gold rush landscape.