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10 reasons to visit

Castlemaine

Vintage shoppers and train spotters, ghost chasers and cider tasters, culinary queens and music fiends, Castlemaine's for you. Try our top ten things to do.

1. The Mill

Mill about with artisans, foodies, swillers and collectors at Castlemaine's creative hub. The restored woollen mill houses vintage stalls and upcycled goods, fresh produce, a bakery, coffee house, ice cream scoopery, plus, equally importantly, the Castlemaine Brewing Company.

2. Castlemaine Art Museum

Wander among the landscapes and get lost in Australian art. With contemporary and major works of the late 1800s and Edwardian era, the Castlemaine Art Museum is an art-class act.

3. Old Castlemaine Gaol Ghost Tour

Spook yourself on a tour with tales of crime and punishment, untimely endings and restless souls.

4. Public INN

Join the inn crowd for high-end Provincial fare hatted by the Good Food Guide 2018 within the walls of Castlemaine's original, repurposed fire station.

5. Victorian Goldfields Railway

Choo-se steam for a trip between historic gold mining towns Castlemaine and Maldon. Experience old-school glamour in first-class and take in the scenery from the parlour car's viewing platform.



6. The Bridge Hotel

Make like James Brown and take it to the Bridge. Catch gigs, spend sunny afternoons in the beer garden and wintry evenings by the fire, all with craft beer and great pub-grub on hand.

7. Theatre Royal

Have a royally good time at Australia's oldest continually operating theatre. Originally constructed to entertain diggers during the gold rush, the restored art deco Royal is now a cinema and live music venue.

8. The Restorers Barn

Wander with wall-to-wall relics, fittings and collectables. It's a haven for renovators, interior designers and the merely curious.

9. The Local, Growing Abundance

Grow your own way and get a taste for the local bounty at Castlemaine's new social enterprise Growing Abundance. Time your trip with a gardening workshop or reap the rewards of local green thumbs at its cafe, The Local.

10. Cideries

Take a sweet side trip to Victoria's apple capital, Harcourt. Stock up on doctor-delayers at roadside stalls, or compare the fruit fizz at local cideries Henry of Harcourt, Bress, and Harcourt Perry & Cider.

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Top things to do

Castlemaine

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Shopping

The Restorers Barn

Allow plenty of time to explore the relics, fittings and collectables at this haven for builders, renovators, interior designers and collectors.

Parks & gardens

Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

Discover this lush Victorian garden with its manicured lawns, colourful flowerbeds and heritage listed trees.

Markets

Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar

Baron von Le’gPulling cordially invites you to his wonder of wonderful wonderness, the Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar — 1,400 square metres that plays...

Art galleries

Castlemaine Art Museum

Founded in 1913, Castlemaine Art Museum specialises in Australian art. The Gallery's remarkable permanent collection a strong emphasis on traditional...

Booking services

Castlemaine Boutique Accommodation

Castlemaine Boutique Accommodation offers a fabulous range of accommodation. Choose from nine beautifully appointed properties. Call and discuss your...

Markets & vintage

Castlemaine Artists Market

Art, Craft. Music and Food. The Castlemaine Artists Market is held on the first Sunday of every month at the Castlemaine Western Reserve, 9am-2pm....

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Museums

Buda Historic Home & Garden

While away an afternoon exploring the historic villa and enchanting gardens established by prominent silversmith Ernest Leviny in the 1860s.

Breweries

The Taproom

The Taproom is a vibrant, dynamic bar and brewery serving fresh, small batch hand crafted beers and showcasing local wines, cider and ginger beer....

Cideries

Henry of Harcourt

The Henry family have been growing cider apples, perry pears, and making craft beverages for the last sixteen years on their orchard in the beautiful...

Gold rush history

Victorian Goldfields Railway

Get the kids together for a memorable day out on this authentic steam railway, linking the historic gold mining towns of Castlemaine and Maldon.

Cinemas

Theatre Royal

Choose from arthouse and blockbuster movies or catch local and international touring gigs at Australia's oldest continually operating theatre.

Restaurants

Public INN

Join the inn crowd for high-end Provincial fare paired with local small-batch wines and craft beers at one of Castlemaine's oldest public houses.

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