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Welcome to Autumn in Maryborough and Surrounds with a plethora of experiences that will keep the whole family entertained. With upcoming public holidays, it's a great time to discover our getaway options.

The Central Goldfields Shire has awesome activities for every member of the family.

Here's some suggestions of family friendly activities on your next visit to our region:
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Countryside, Farming & Animals

The Central Goldfields is surrounded by beautiful countryside and you'll see farming properties with livestock grazing throughout our area. You can still catch the golden canola crops that run across in checker formation and color the fields and hills. 

Image by Meagan Hannan.

Check out here

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Picnics, Exploring and Nature

Surrounded by State and Regional Parks, there's some amazing areas to explore our natural reserves and environment. Paddy's Ranges is a haven for animals and plants. With over 230 species of wildflowers, 140 species of birdlife and a natural habitat of wallabies, kangaroos, echidnas, possums antechinus. Further details here

For those budding Junior Ranger's after some activities here

Why not Cycle the Central Goldfields trail to discover our historic gold trails and relics. Further details here

Maybe go on a picnic at nearby Goldfields Reservoir, Paddy's Ranges, Lake Victoria or Phillips Botanical Gardens. Further details here and here


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Go For Gold!

Gold tours, old mines and relics, we've got something unique for you!

Did you know the "Welcome Stranger" nugget, the largest pure alluvial nugget in the world, was found, right here in the Central Goldfields Shire at Moliagul? 

Call in and grab your maps, book a tour, pack a picnic, make sure you have your miner's right and gear, and hunt for that buried treasure.

Details here


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Swimming, Fishing or Canoeing

With plenty of waterways, you'll find some family fun for everyone.

Fishing, swimming, canoeing or skiing, we've got you covered!

Details here

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Locally Produced Treats

You'll get to travel around and visit our local bakeries and cafes for some great treats. There's even ice cream!

Details here and here

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Recreational Adventures!

We have velodromes, cycling trails, motorbike tracks, skate parks, swimming pools, tennis courts, sports ovals, golf courses, gymnasiums and much more.

Details here

Image by Meagan Hannan.

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Historical Buildings

Walk, drive or cycle around and find some awesome historical buildings from the gold rush era.

Brochures and places to see here



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Shopping for Kids Stuff

There's plenty of gear for kids of all ages, right here in the Central Goldfields Shire!

Details here


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Fun Art Stuff!

You must visit Dunolly's Art Mosaics, they're funny characters located around Broadway in Dunolly.

Art Gallery Details here:

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Historical Villages

Take a drive arrive around our historical villages, go on a bushwalk, fish in the creeks, climb the mountains, see a platypus, grab a cake at the bakery and have a look in the antique shops..

Details here

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Quirky Stuff

If you're after something different and little bit quirky, then you'll find an assortment of collectables, artisans and crafts located around the Central Goldfields Shire.

Details: here and here

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Redbank Alpacas Blue Gum Rise

If you're looking for that unique experience with amazing animals, then the Redbank Alpacas in the place to visit?

Tours are available for all ages, bookings are essential.

Further details: HERE