The days of the Victorian gold rush have indelibly shaped the Castlemaine region and today provide a background of authenticity and character. Talk to the locals who are proud of their history and hear their fascinating stories, wander the streets of historic Maldon, Castlemaine and the tiny villages of the surrounding area that were once thriving gold towns.
Discover historic streetscapes that were founded in the 1850s, many of which have changed little over the years. Wide streets lined with wooden, bluestone and sandstone heritage buildings. Wide tree-lined footpaths seem to lean forwards to greet the parked cars with their wide verandas.
Enjoy contemporary experiences against this rich historic backdrop of grand architecture, heritage buildings, wide streets and European gardens. Dine on fresh local produce expertly crafted into deliciousness alfresco in picturesque rear gardens or under the fabulously detailed verandas that line these historic streets. Shop for rare gold era antiques and chic collectables from the 1900s in historic stores that once served the miners of the 1850s. The creative spirit of the region shines through to the imaginative new incarnations of these heritage gold era streetscapes.