The smaller townships that surround Castlemaine and Maldon are rich in history and heritage and natural beauty, A common thread in the DNA of all of these villages is the Victorian gold rush. Forming part of Victoria’s Golden Triangle, which stretches from Bendigo to Ballarat, each town holds stories of fortune and hardship written in the historic streetscapes and heritage buildings.
Baringhup is a small town to the north-west of Maldon, only a short distance away from Cairn Curran Reservoir, a great place to picnic with friends and a popular spot for fishing, walking and sailing.
Fryerstown is nestled in the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park and has a strong gold history. Once home to around 15,000 miners at the height of the gold rush, this town is now a peaceful retreat for locals and visitors alike.
Sutton Grange is an expansive area of sheep farm lands, remarkable scenic views and stunning eucalyptus trees. Just beyond Mount Alexander and Harcourt, attractions include Sutton Grange Winery, Mica Grange Gardens and the natural beauty. There are accommodation options in the area that are perfect for those exploring the Goldfields Track or Harcourt's La Larr Ba Gauwa Mountain Bike Park.