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Dunach: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Paddys Ranges State Park


Well-known for its wildflowers in springtime, Paddys Ranges State Park is home to 30 types of orchids and more than 140 native bird species like the rare Painted Honeyeaters and Swift Parrots.

Relics of the goldmining era scattered throughout the park. Visitors can retrace the steps of 'Paddy', a miner who reputedly roamed the area in the 1800s.

Bushwalking, camping and picnicking are popular activities in this beautiful Box-Ironbark forest.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Ballarat - Maryborough Rd
Daisy Hill, VIC, 3465

Located 12.0K from Dunach

Lambley Nursery and Gardens


Located in Ascot and only a short drive form Ballarat, Lambley's Dry Garden featuring frost-hardy plants requiring very little watering is world renowned as a benchmark in dry climate and sustainable gardening.

The extensive Organic Vegetable Garden featuring trial beds for vegetable and flower seeds is open to the public throughout the year. Lambley's complex of gardens are an inspiration to visitors from around the world and a must-see for anyone planning a garden in the Australian climate.

David Glenn's Lambley Nursery and Garden is set around an old farmhouse in the hot dry wind swept plains of the central Victorian Goldfields. Lambley Nursery is a leading plant nursery supplying quality plants to all states except Northern Territory and Western Australia as well as on-site sales.

Visitors are most welcome to enjoy the gardens or picnic on the lawns. Groups by appointment.

Lambley Nursery and Gardens is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm everyday except Christmas Day.




395 Lesters Road
Ascot, VIC, 3364

Located 18.0K from Dunach

Central Goldfields Art Gallery


Central Goldfields Art Gallery in Maryborough is situated in the picturesque historic fire station built in 1861, a short walk from the town centre.

The Gallery's changing exhibition program showcases local and regional artists, and includes diverse touring exhibitions. Community engagement is supported with the annual community art and craft exhibitions and local schools art.

Central Goldfields Art Gallery is a cultural facility of Central Goldfields Shire Council, and in line with Council's Arts and Cultural Policy, the Gallery Collection is exhibited and features artwork by local and regional artists.

Education programs for school children and Friends of the Gallery programs are run throughout the year.

If you would like to receive an invitation to the Gallery's exhibitions, via email or post, please contact us.

Admission to the Gallery is free and a donation is gratefully accepted.




Neill Street
Maryborough, VIC, 3465

Located 19.4K from Dunach

Andersons Mill, Smeaton Historic Area


In a postcard setting on the banks of Birch's Creek at Smeaton, Anderson's Mill stands as a powerful reminder of an industry that flourished after the gold rush of the 1850's. Standing today much like it was over 100 years ago, the five-storey bluestone building and its magnificent iron water wheel are still in place. Anderson's Mill is located in Smeaton, north of Creswick, in an area well known for it's fertile volcanic soils and goldmining past.

Construction of the flour mill commenced in 1861 and it was operational within six months. The Oat section of the Mill was completed by the following harvest. Outbuildings such as the stables, grain store and bluestone office were added later as the operation expanded.

The water wheel was developed from designs by John Smeaton and the patterns cast locally in Ballarat at Hunt and Opie's Victoria Foundry.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.




Creswick-Newstead Rd
Smeaton, VIC, 3364

Located 21.7K from Dunach

Dunach: Events

Talbot Farmers Market


On the third Sunday every month the streets of Talbot are closed to traffic and the entire town becomes a vibrant village market place. Soak up the atmosphere as you wander the beautiful heritage streetscape bustling with market stalls.

Explore an evolving display of over 80 regional produce stalls, offering seasonal fruit and organic vegetables, local artisan cheese, fresh bread, local wine, gourmet oils, delicious delicacies and more. In true country farmers' market style you will also find pigs, goats and chooks, stockfeed, cut flowers, plants and seedlings.

The Talbot Farmers Market provides visitors with an authentic farmers market experience with real livestock, real farmers and real community spirit!

Sample fabulous food and wine, enjoy a coffee and a tasty bite to eat while listening to local artists playing live music in the street.

Pick up a ticket for your chance to win the 'Barrow Raffle' overflowing with wonderful produce kindly donated by our stall holders.

Remember to bring your shopping bags or grab a gorgeous calico bag from the information marquee.

Browse for unexpected treasures at the adjacent Town Hall Market.

Talbot is just 40 minutes north of Ballarat or 90 minutes from Melbourne's Westgate Bridge.


Event Dates
2016
      18th Dec


Scandinavian Crescent
Talbot, VIC, 3371

Located 5.7K from Dunach

Anderson's Mill Festival Smeaton


The Andersons Mill Festival is a showcase for the local produce, boutique wineries and entertaining music, arts and crafts and heritage of the region, a fabulous day of entertainment.

Try, taste and buy some of the best food available in the region. Delicious spicy Italian bullboar sausages, organic vegie burgers, beef rolls with exquisite home made relishes and sauces, and much more.

Wines from some of the best boutique wineries in Victoria. Enjoy hand crafted whites, reds and sparkling wines from cool climate vineyards in the local area.

Music will again be headed by the Ballarat High School band with a number of local acts supporting

Stalls offering high quality goods, wood turning, blacksmithing, cricket bat making, spinning and weaving, sheep shearing and working horse displays are also a feature of this year's Festival.

The majestic, bluestone mill, standing in a picuresque valley is the backdrop to the fabulous Andersons Mill Festival. The giant waterwheel, once the only source of power to operate the mill, comes to life again at the festival, offering a glimpse of bygone era when the Mill produced the flour and grains to feed the many miners who flocked to the region during the Gold Rush.


Event Dates
2017
      2nd Apr


Creswick Newstead Road
Smeaton, VIC, 3364

Located 22.2K from Dunach

Dunach: Travel Tips

Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre


Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre offers a full range of guides and brochures for Central Goldfields and Victoria.

The friendly staff can assist you with finding a full range of souvenirs and locally made craft items all at very reasonable prices, Maryborough Postcards and Gold Nugget Pins.

They also have maps and brochures of Maryborough and surrounding towns. Brochures covering all regions of Victoria and some interstate guides. Accommodation and dining guides, guided tours of Maryborough (on request) plus self guided tour brochures. They also have books and publications on the history of Maryborough and towns within the shire.

Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre have a fax and photocopying service. As well as clean toilet facilities with baby changing and disabled facilities.

See the life size model of The Welcome Stranger gold nugget (69kgs) and photographs of old Maryborough and their historic buildings, local Parks and Wildlife Information and maps.

The Central Goldfields Visitor Information is located in the Maryborough Resource Centre Building Corner of Nolan and Alma Streets in Maryborough. Also in the building is the Maryborough Library, Community Information Centre and Exhibition Hall.




Alma Street
Maryborough, VIC, 3465

Located 19.1K from Dunach

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