10 reasons to visit
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.