If your idea of quality time with the kids is wholesome, educational and active in style, then Castlemaine, Maldon and surrounds is the place for you.

Teach the kids about healthy eating and organic farming as you taste your way through the local farmers’ markets, enlighten them a little about our colourful gold mining history by panning for gold or exploring the underground Carman's Tunnel mine by candlelight. Let them run wild at the vibrant artists' markets, gaze at the magnificent old river red gum in Guildford, seek out the many gorgeous gardens and playgrounds or hire a bike and hit the scenic cycling trails.  And if that's not enough to keep them amused, why not take a fun ride onboard the heritage steam train from Castlemaine to Maldon? 

Rich in history, healthy creative values, sublime natural beauty, great fresh produce and friendly locals, Castlemaine and the surrounding villages are the perfect place to reconnect and spend quality family time. 

Whatever you choose to do in the Castlemaine area, you’ll all return home with new insights, full tummies and plenty of fun photos to fill your Instagram feed.