• Recreation & Leisure

If your idea of relaxation is getting on the move, there is a fantastic range of sporting clubs and activities in the Central Goldfields. If you’re seeking an escape in the great outdoors, a little action and adventure or the chance to connect with likeminded, active people, then we’ve got plenty of options.

Maryborough Velodrome

If the many forest and road cycling trails that can be found throughout the shire aren’t for you, perhaps the track is just the place for you and your bike. Just out of town, on the Avoca Road, you will find this fully fenced outdoor velodrome. A great, safe place to ride your bike, or even to take the family for a cycle.

Maryborough Harness Racing Club

Just two hours from Melbourne, the site is one of Victoria’s premier Country Harness Racing Clubs. With immaculate surroundings, home-style catering and excellent public facilities, the track plays host to approx. 28 race meetings a year. The flagship event, the Redwood All Trotting Carnival, is held annually and is the nation’s only event that incorporates two full days of racing for trotters. Trials are staged every Sunday morning, with the general public always welcome to attend.

Maryborough Motocross Track

For a little action and excitement, the Alma Recreation Reserve is home to the Maryborough Motorcycle Club and enthusiasts from all over the country rate the track (and the club) as one of the best. Set amongst beautiful native bushland, the track is available for public use in addition to the many events that take place throughout the year. The club was originally formed before WWII and offers the perfect outlet for motorcycle and motocross enthusiasts to meet and share their passion.

Local Swimming Pools

Summer fun for all ages can be found at the local outdoor pools. Maryborough (50m), Dunolly (25m) and Talbot (25m) all over a splash in the warmer months. Throughout the entire year, the Maryborough Sports & Leisure Centre provides a 25m heated indoor pool, along with a toddler’s beachfront pool, spa, saua, fully equipped gym and court sports.

Golf, Bowls and Croquet

Take a swing on one of the picturesque 18-hole golf courses in Maryborough, Talbot and Dunolly. Find excellent bowling greens in all the small towns in the Central Goldfields Shire, and in Maryborough you can also enjoy the facilities available for pétanque and croquet. Maryborough also offers lawn tennis courts that are available for visitor’s use.