Escape to the countryside to discover the freshest produce, friendliest locals and most fascinating gold rush history in Victoria's Central Goldfields towns of Talbot and Maryborough. This fully accessible itinerary is suitable for people of all abilities, and would be perfect for a day out or perhaps stay overnight to make the most of a weekend away.
The third Sunday of every month sees the streets of Talbot transformed into a fresh produce market that puts their more well-known city counterparts to shame. A short drive from Talbot you'll arrive at the regional hub of Maryborough. Known for its grand railway station, the streets of Maryborough are paved with gold... or at least were paved off the back of the Victorian gold-rush of the 1850s. Today you can still see the riches that flowed through this friendly country town with iconic buildings of McLandress Square and around High and Nolan streets providing a charm of days gone by.
Day : Talbot & Maryborough
On the third Sunday of every month the streets of Talbot are transformed into a fantastic farmer's market. Come and taste some of the freshest produce and visit the Talbot Provedore for gourmet dining in a friendly Central Goldfields village.
This afternoon explore the township of Maryborough to discover rich architecture that was paid for by the Victorian gold rush. Discover the story of the historic Maryborough Railway Station and decide for yourself if this grand building was destined for Flinders Street in Melbourne or Maryborough Queensland. The debate still continues, although the locals will tell you this elaborate railway building is right at home here in the Central Goldfields.
Stop : Talbot Provedore42 Scandinavian Cres, Talbot VIC 3371
The Talbot Provedore is located in Scandinavian Cres Talbot next to Market Square. The building is split level with internal stairs leading between levels inside the store and an external ramp next to Market Square. The accessible entrance is clearly signed on the front door. The entry door is wide and next to the main counter. The shop has ample manoeuvring room and moveable seats. The menu showcases local produce and caters to specific dietary requirements...Read more
Stop : Talbot Farmers Market
The Talbot Farmers Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of every month. The streets of the town are closed and market stalls are set up on the roadways. In general, the market is easy to negotiate by people of all abilities. A temporary ramp is installed over the curb at Market Square. It should be noted that the toilets in Pioneer Reserve are not accessible. Access to disabled toilets is available through the community garden from Scandinavian Cres...Read more
Stop : Maryborough Railway StationStation Street, Maryborough VIC 3465
The Maryborough Railway Station is a grand old building. There are designated disabled parking spaces in the car park and the building is accessible via a ramp to the left of the main entry. The main station foyer is through self-opening double glass doors. The platform is straight ahead through another set of self-opening glass doors. Off the foyer is the Tracks Café. A wooden ramp covers the old step. The café is open and easy to navigate. Seating is movable offer a wide choice of seating location. The menu caters to all dietary requirements...Read more
Stop : McLandress SquareCivic Square, Maryborough VIC 3465
MacLandress Square is a historic site in Maryborough which is home to the Town Hall, Post Office and Court House. There is a designated disabled parking space in front of the post office. Ramps lead up the post office on either side of the building. The square is easy to navigate. Directly opposite the square in Clarendon Street is an accessible toilet...Read more
Stop : Bull & Mouth Hotel119 High St, Maryborough VIC 3465
The Bull and Mouth Hotel is located in the centre of the Maryborough township. Disability parking is available just across the road in Nolan St, or behind the building in Clarendon St. There are two accessible entrances to the hotel. One into the main bistro area of High St and a second into the back of the bistro from the car park at the rear of the building of Clarendon St...Read more
Stop : Golden County Motel & Caravan Park134 Park Rd, Maryborough VIC 3465
Perhaps stay overnight in Maryborough tonight. The Golden County Motel is located on the outskirts of Maryborough, approx. 1.4 kilometres from the town centre. It has an accessible unit with a private concrete car park next to the unit allowing easy, direct access. It has a queen and single bed allow for a variety of configurations from families to a person with a disability and carer. The bathroom consists of a separate shower and toilet area. The toilet has handrails on the side only. The room has good circulation space...Read more