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As we transition into Winter, we have plenty of options and unique locations for you to consider.

Our cycling trails take you around our villages so you can discover our Tiny Towns, visit our fabulous Farmers' Markets with an abundance of fresh local produce, our historical buildings are full of grandeur from a bygone era, join the goldrush (our area is a popular prospecting region), visit our museums, go fishing or treat yourself to one of our gastronomy delights. 

We have you covered!




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Goldfields Reservoir

Goldfields Reservoir is located just off the Ballarat Maryborough Road at Reservoir Road.

This location is a popular family recreational area with a walking track, nature playground, grassed area on the bank, scenic lake, undercover BBQ, toilets surrounded by forest area.

A great location for walking, cycling, fishing, walking your dog, that family picnic, or some canoeing.

Join in the Saturday morning Goldfields Parkrun event.




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Talbot Farmers' Market

The Talbot Farmers' Market showcases our finest local produce. Meander along the historic streetscapes of Talbot and embrace the atmosphere, whilst searching for a bargain. The Talbot Farmers' Market and Town Hall Market are held on the third Sunday of each month (9am-1pm).

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Historical Tours

Visit Maryborough and Surrounds, boasts an abundance of historical buildings.

You'll be amazed at our beautifully preserved heritage listed precincts.

See our historical tour: HERE

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Tullaroop Reservoir

Tullaroop Reservoir located near Carisbrook, is a great spot for fishing and picnics. The grassy area alongside the reservoir has multiple wood fire barbecues and plenty of tables and chairs. There is a large expanse of grass and a few shady areas beneath the trees.

Fishing boats are now permitted on the reservoir, view details HERE



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Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre Indoor Pool

The Maryborough Sports and Leisure Centre has a fabulous indoor pool facility.

Bookings and further details: HERE

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Recreational Areas

Visit Maryborough and Surrounds has amazing areas to keep active and improve your mental well being.

See further details: HERE

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Mt Bealiba & Bealiba Reservoir

Bealiba Reservoir is located not far out of the small rural township of Bealiba.

You'll find plenty of shady areas to set up that family day out. Take your fishing rod, your lunch and your walking boots to spend the day walking around the tracks, fishing, climbing nearby Mt Bealiba or just experiencing peace and quiet. 

There are toilets, fire BBQ's and table and chairs.

Directions: HERE

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Museums & Historic Precincts

-Immerse yourself in history and pay a visit to the Dunolly Goldfields Museum and the Dunolly Court House.

With wonderful historical displays, memorabilia and tours, you'll take a walk back in history.

-The Museum of Australian History and Art, has excellent displays of aboriginal culture and artifacts, artwork, and early Australian settlement.

-Worsley Cottage Museum, specializes in genealogy, the squatter's hut and the original building and cottage gardens feature.

-Talbot Museum and Communications, has displays of communication items throughout the century, also featuring the original Amherst School.

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Prospecting Areas

Whether you're an expert or a novice, and enjoy searching for gold, then our region has an abundance of areas that will keep you looking.

Coiltek Gold Centre is open every day for that extra assistance and prospecting tours.

Take a visit to Moliagul where the famous 'Welcome Stranger' nugget was discovered.

Details: HERE

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Gastronomy Guide

View the Gastronomy Guide, highlighting some great options in our region.


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Winter Accommodation Options

Visit Maryborough and Surrounds has some wonderful options for you to consider. It might be that comfortable motel room, that caravan park with wonderful amenities, a hotel with grandeur, a dining option with your over night stay, a quaint Bed & Breakfast, or spacious self contained apartment, or are you seeking an experience on a farm stay or a winery?

We have something for everyone.

View details: HERE

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Local Wineries

An ultimate experience for that escape is to visit one of our local wineries, and we have accommodation options also.

Amherst Wines located on the outskirts of Talbot, is an award winning winery, offering you tastings by appointment.

Lillicur Winery B&B can offer you accommodation on a winery, and the opportunity to sample local produce.

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Winter Dining

Maryborough and Surrounds, boasts a plethora of exciting dining options that will satisfy all palates.

View details: HERE

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Our Art Trail

Visit Maryborough and Surrounds has an impressive display of art galleries, all presenting with their own theme and unique exhibitions.


-Central Goldfields Art Gallery

-Possum Gully Fine Art Studio


-Alvah Art Gallery & Car Display

-Dunolly Arts Hub

-Ministry of Fun

-Puzzleflat Artworks


-Felix Ceramics Studio

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Antiques, Collectables, Vintage & Giftwares

If you have a passion for collectables or unusual gifts, then we have a great selection for you to peruse:


-Coach Factory Pickers

-Decor Room

-Maryborough Marketplace

-49 Nolan





-Carolines Colonial Restaurant & Memorabilia


-Broadway Antiques & Collectables

-Dunolly Demolition Yard & Shop

-Treasure Chest

-Yellow Dog Vintage & Design


-Barefoot Annie

-Corridor Gallery Tea Cosy Designs

-Crest Hermitage Art & Book Store

-Lyons Art and Objects

-Fyffe Street Emporium

-Slightly Bent Books

-Stuff N' Nonense

-Talbot Bazaar

-Railway Station Nursery