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Surrounding Towns

Chewton

Chewton was once the thriving heart of the Forest Creek diggings and is now a picturesque area surrounded by bushland and the Castlemaine Diggings National ...

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Fryerstown

Fryerstown was once home to more than 15,000 people (with 25 hotels and 5 breweries!) but now it is a tranquil retreat. The beautiful 1880 Court House, the ...

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Guildford

Guildford is a pretty town set on the banks of the Loddon River. It was the location of one of the goldfield's great Chinese Diggings sites. While little ...

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Harcourt

Just off the Calder Freeway lies the fertile Harcourt Valley. Weave through stunning scenery, past fields of fruit trees, grape vines and cideries on a gou ...

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Newstead

Only a 15 minute drive from both Castlemaine and Maldon, the town of Newstead has both charm and character. Visitors to Newstead are able to enjoy free ...

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Taradale

Taradale is a historic scenic town surrounded by rolling hills and native bushland. Established as a gold mining town in 1855, Taradale contains many buil ...

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Vaughan

Vaughan's treasure is its mineral springs - a tranquil setting in any season  These springs along the Loddon River were first found by the alluvial ...

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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.