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Castlemaine Tracks & Trails

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Get to know the town of Castlemaine by going on the self guided Historic Town Walk.

There are a number of walks within Castlemaine ranging from 650 meters up to 7.5 km or more ranging from a walk in native bushland close to the town centre ‘Dead Horse Gully' Norwood Hill or a 7.5 km circuit walk from the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre via Kalimna Reserve and Botanic Gardens.

A good way to see the town of Castlemaine is to go for a walk with the Historic Town Walk brochure in hand and find out the now and then of the city centre. Or you might like to take a leisurely stroll through the Kaweka Wildflower Reserve and observe the flora and fauna.

The Government establised a camp at the junction of Forest and Barkers Creeks...

The brochures include detailed maps as well as interesting and informative notes to enhance your walking experience.

Download a copy of the Castlemaine brochures below or alternatively a copy of the brochures can be sent to you by contacting the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre on 03 5471 1794 or email castlemainevic@mountalexander.vic.gov.au

Historic Town Walk in Castlemaine
The central Castlemaine circuit walk takes about an hour and gives the walker interesting facts and information about the public buildings and commercial area.

Castlemaine Gold Commissioners Camp
Find out how the Gold Commissioners Camp was started and the history of the significant buildings/houses in the camp.

Significant Trees in the Botanic Gardens
A self guided walk of the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens is about 1.8 km long and gives you information on different species of trees.

Botanic Gardens via Kalimna Reserve
7.5 km circuit walk from the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre to the Burke and Wills monument, Kalimna bushland and the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens.

Kalimna Circuit Track
1.6 km walk of the Kalimna circuit track that points out various plant along the way.

A Walk in Kaweka Wildflower Reserve
Allow 30 to 60 minutes wander the formed track and admire the local and Australian plant species in the Wildflower Reserve.

Dead Horse Gully Walk
The 650 meter nature trail in the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park is a walk through a healthy and ever changing forest with descriptions of different plant species.

Historic Drive Castlemaine
This tour takes about an hour and covers the western side of the Castlemaine township which concentrates of the 1850's and 1860's industries, institutions and history.

Castlemaine Maldon Trail

The Castlemaine to Maldon Trail allows walkers and cyclists to enjoy stunning natural surroundings as they travel alongside the historic Victorian Goldfields Railway. The 17.7 km walking and cycling trail links the shire's largest towns of Castlemaine and Maldon. Look out for the steam train as you walk, run or ride the trail alongside the historic goldfields railway.

La Larr Ba Gauwa Mountain Bike Park

A new mountain bike park in Harcourt with 34 kilometres of trails, made up of eleven different tracks to suit all abilities and levels. Designed by Dirt Art this park is attracting riders for great views, granite rock terrains and stunning bush landscapes.

Getting to our Region


Easily located in Central Victoria, the region is less than 90 minutes north west of Melbourne and conveniently accessed by road and rail.

Stunning villages and towns are located close by, making the region an ideal base from which to explore Central Victoria.

For town maps, please click on the 'By Car' tab.