From gorgeous gold rush streetscapes, to arts and gastronomic scenes the inner suburbs of Melbourne would be proud of, Castlemaine and its surrounding towns are full of pleasant surprises. Blessed with stunning natural landscapes, historic architecture, hip shops, hot restaurants, an environmentally sustainable ethos, creative and innovative locals, and a thriving entertainment scene – this little pocket of central Victoria is one of the most enticing destinations in Australia.

See re-imagined historic spaces and be amazed at what is possible. Experience first-hand the region’s epicurean culture where delicious dishes from across the globe are lovingly created using fresh local produce in the many cafes, pubs and restaurants that line the wide, tree-lined, gold-era streets.

Located between Bendigo and Melbourne, the region has hung onto its gold rush charms, while welcoming a whole new generation of residents and visitors who have added fresh life to an area already blessed with natural beauty and rich history.