Castlemaine Farmers' Market
Meet the growers and producers from the region, including Taste of Gold people. Sample the local produce then make your choice - and plan a visit to some local attractions afterwards.
Location & Time: Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre, Castlemaine, 1st Sunday in month, 9am to 1pm
Kyneton Farmers' Market
Featuring fresh in-season produce, fine local wines, the best olive oils, preserves, pasta, plants and more. Art and craft market in March and September.
Contact: Canon Graham Snell (03) 5422 1025
Location: St Pauls Park, Pipers Street Kyneton,
When: 2nd Saturday of month, 9am to 1pm all year round
Taste of Gold MONASH Farmers' Market - Melbourne
Taste and buy fresh produce and regional goods at our Monash Uni Wellington Road Clayton campus location - every 4th Saturday in month from 8.30am to 1pm. Starts from October 23rd 2010, no December Market.
Phone Tom of Monash Rotary for Stall enquiries 0419 335 166
A joint venture of The Taste of Gold, Monash Rotary Club and Monash University.
(see the Trail Maps, or click on available web sites for more information)
Victorian Goldfields Railway
Enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of the steam train era with a classic steam train journey linking the historic towns of Castlemaine and Maldon. Special First Class carriages available on Sunday trains with light refreshments available during the journey.
Location: Castlemaine Railway Station Kennedy St. Platform 3
Phone: 03 5470 6658
Wednesdays and Sundays, and some public holidays Check the web site.
Buda Historic Home & Garden
Buda is one of the great heritage assets of the region. Built in 1861 and home to noted silversmith Ernest Liviny from 1863 and is set in 1.2 hectares of enchanting gardens.
Location: 42 Hunters Street, Castlemaine
Open: Wed - Sat 12 noon to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm
Groups by arrangement
Castlemaine and District Garden Club
Membership of the club is open to all and costs $15 a year per household. Subscriptions are payable at the beginning of each calendar year. New members and visitors welcome.
Phone: 03 5472 3544
Contact: Graeme Watson
Mt Alexander Regional Park
Enjoy the bush and the spectacular views. Lookouts, picnic places, bushwalking, rock climbing, camping, native plants, wildlife.
The Great Dividing Trail Leanganook Track completes the northern leg of the Great Dividing Trail. The Trail passes through the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park, traverses the summit of Mt. Alexander and follows the historic Coliban Water Main Channel to the outskirts of Bendigo. Trail maps available at Castlemaine Visitor Centre.
Maldon-Castlemaine Historic Steam Train
Winding through forest and open land in Central Victoria, the Victorian Goldfields Railway, through the efforts of volunteers, has taken on a new life as a heritage railway, enabling the visitor to see, hear and participate in an active steam railway from the era of the branchline.
Penny School Gallery & Cafe
A beautiful gallery specialising in exhibitions by some of Australia’s finest artists. A licensed café offers seasonal menus. Ideal function venue for that personalised celebration - weddings, birthdays, christenings.
Location: 11 Church Street, Maldon
Phone: 03 5475 1911
Open: 11am–5pm every day, and for dinner every Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening - hosts Barry & Marilyn Veith.
The Hogarth Collection
Ignite your senses! Do yourself a favour. Visit this unique and quirky collection of art and decorative pieces from here, there (in fact) and everywhere.
Location: 81 Mollison Street, Malmsbury 3446
Phone: (03) 5423 2222 Mob. 0418 297 116
Fax: (03) 5423 2622
Open: 10am - 5pm Thurs to Sunday and public holidays, or by appointment
Central Goldfields Art Gallery
Located in the heart of Maryborough, the gallery is situated in the historic fire station built in 1861. Local and Goldfields region artists are showcased. The gallery collection is exhibited.
Location: Old Fire Station, Neill Street, Maryborough
Phone: (03) 5460 4588
Open: Thurs - Sun 10am to 4pm
Possum Gully Fine Art Gallery
Our gallery specialises in drawing, painting and printmaking by local and well known Australian artists. Sculpture, glass, textile art, handmade jewellery and cards are also available.
Location: 428 Possum Gully Road, Adelaide Lead via Maryborough
Phone: (03) 5461 1775
Host: Patricia Walsh
Slightly Bent Books
Pre-loved and new, old and antiquarian literature and fiction for children, art lovers, historians and adults ahve been brought back to life like the old store. Art Gallery is attached.
Location: Scandinavian Crescent, Talbot
Phone: (03) 5463 2152
Open: Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays - 11am to 3pm.
Host: Helen Green