Dining in the Castlemaine region is a foodies’ delight. You will discover cafés, restaurants and hotels offering fine local produce and set in a range of distinctive locations. Dine along a bustling sidewalk, in a charming café, or a gracious historic building - this is a truly vibrant and flavoursome food destination!

Not surprisingly, there are many regional events that showcase our gourmet strengths. Food and wine festivals occur in Castlemaine, Maldon, Taradale, Elphinstone and Harcourt - so be sure to check our Events Calendar and plan ahead. The Castlemaine Farmers Market, held on the 1st Sunday of each month, and the Wesley Hill Market, held every Saturday morning, are both great opportunities to sample local produce.