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Walmer: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Maldon Historic Reserve


Located in and around the township of Maldon, the Maldon Historic Reserve protects many relics from the gold mining era - abandoned shafts and tunnels, mullock heaps, quartz roasting kilns, stone walls, chimneys and machinery - as well as the box and ironbark forests.

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.




Bendigo-Maldon Road
Maldon, VIC, 3463

Located 6.9K from Walmer

Mount Alexander Regional Park


Rising 350 metres above the surrounding area, Mount Alexander Regional Park is a prominent landmark offering magnificent views and a natural forest setting for picnics and bushwalking. It also provides important habitat for several rare or threatened species.

Experience panoramic views of the surrounding area from Dog Rocks and Shepherd's Flat. The West Ridge walking track (4km in length) links all the major lookouts and points of interest in the park.

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.





Mt Alexander Tourist Rd
Harcourt, VIC, 3453

Located 10.3K from Walmer

Buda Historic Home and Garden


Buda Historic Home and Garden is one of the great heritage assets of the Goldfields region. From 1863 Buda was the home of the noted silversmith Ernest Leviny and his family. It contains the family's art and craft collections, furnishings and domestic effects and was home to the remarkably creative Leviny family for a period of 118 years.

The gracious historic home is surrounded by one of the most important large 19th century gardens surviving in Victoria.

Australian art is also displayed, works by many prominent Australian artists including Margaret Preston, M J McNally, Ursula Ridley Walker and Lionel Lindsay.

The plant nursery offers for sale a wide range of heritage trees, shrubs, roses and ground covers ideally suited to Australian conditions.

The Gift shop has a range of Buda exclusive merchandise featuring Leviny designs and other original pieces for visitors to purchase and take home. Also in stock is local produce, delightful craft items, and souvenirs.




42 Hunter Street
Castlemaine, VIC, 3450

Located 11.6K from Walmer

Victorian Goldfields Railway


Authentic steam railway linking historic gold mining towns of Castlemaine and Maldon in Central Victoria.
Family fun - take the kids for a memorable day out. Watch the world go by from your family compartment as the steam train puffs up the hills.

First Class - for a touch of class step back in time to an era of elegance when the journey was as important as the destination. Ride on the end viewing platform on the parlour car. Enjoy a drink from the fully equipped bar.

Catch the train for a return trip from Castlemaine or Maldon stations. Castlemaine is 90 minutes from Melbourne on the Calder Freeway. For a wonderful day out, leave the car behind and use Myki to catch the V/Line train from Melbourne to Castlemaine where you simply change platforms to catch the steam train.

After a leisurely 45 minute train ride you have two hours in Maldon to enjoy lunch at a pub or cafe and then relax on the train (maybe enjoying a drink form the bar in first class) back to Castlemaine.

Trains run Sunday, Wednesday and school holiday Saturdays. Visit the website for more information.




Castlemaine Railway Station,
Hornsby Street Maldon
Castlemaine, VIC, 3450

Located 11.7K from Walmer

Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum


Founded in 1913, the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum is renowned for its collection of Australian art and for its unique assembly of historical artefacts relating to the Mount Alexander Goldfields district in Victoria. Its art deco building, designed in 1931 by Peter Meldrum, is noted for its elegant design.

The collection is best known for major works from the late 1800's. Traditional landscape paintings are a feature of the holdings, including works by such artists as Louis Buvelot, Frederick McCubbin, Tom Roberts, E. Phillips Fox, Rupert Bunny, Max Meldrum, Margaret Preston, R.W. Sturgess, A.M.E. Bale and John Longstaff. Among the contemporary artists represented in the collection are William Frater, Arnold Shore, Russell Drysdale, Fred Williams, John Brack, Jeffrey Smart, John Dent and Wendy Stavrianos.

The collection also includes the largest holding of original artworks and photographs pertaining to the district surrounding Castlemaine. These items fulfil the Gallery and Museum's commitment to collect, conserve and communicate issues of historical relevance to the region. A selection of fine decorative arts including china, glassware and silver are among other attractions on permanent display.




14 Lyttleton Street
Castlemaine, VIC, 3450

Located 11.9K from Walmer

Walmer: Events

Maldon Folk Festival


The Maldon Folk Festival is located in Central Victoria and has been held annually for forty three years.

Each year a long weekend of quality entertainment at affordable prices, to suit all age groups, is provided.

Experience the legendary festival atmosphere, showcasing an abundance of music, dance and theatre in the historic, National Trust Classified Maldon township.


Event Dates
2017
      3rd Nov
      4th Nov
      5th Nov
      6th Nov


42 High Street
Maldon, VIC, 3463

Located 9.3K from Walmer

Maldon Market: Handmade, Home grown


The Maldon Market is a monthly growers and makers market that brings together the very best hand made products and hand grown produce from the creative and fertile heart of Victoria, as well as emerging Melbourne talent.

From soap to soup, fruit to furniture, plants to pants, jewellery to jumpers, the Maldon Market has something for everyone.

The market features: gourmet take away food and great coffee; live music; kids entertainment and playground; beautiful gardens to relax in; historic township to explore; hand made arts, crafts, jewellery, clothes, home grown fruit, vegetables, plants and other produce.


Event Dates
2016
      11th Dec


Fountain Street and Shire Gardens
Maldon, VIC, 3463

Located 9.4K from Walmer

Maldon Twilight Dinner


The annual Maldon Twilight Dinner is the flagship annual event in Maldon, part of the Mount Alexander Shire . Maldon is a unique town classified by the National Trust as Victoria's first notable town due to its virtually intact Gold Rush streetscape.

The last event had approximately 1500 people pack the main street and dine under the stars in Main Street, Maldon, sampling local produce and wines of the region to the strains of both opera and contemporary music. The town was fortunate enough to have special guests her excellency Linda Dessau, Governor of Victoria, and her husband Judge Anthony Howard, along with the Hon. Jaala Pulford, Minister for Regional Development.

Diners can either make their own way to the event, or join the Victorian Goldfields Railway who operate the historic steam train from Castlemaine to the Dinner.


Event Dates
2017
      14th Jan


Main Street
Maldon, VIC, 3463

Located 9.7K from Walmer

Walmer: Travel Tips

Maldon Visitor Information Centre


The Maldon Visitor Information Centre is your first port of call to learn more about a town steeped in history. The National Trust declared Maldon Australia's first Notable Town in 1966. Maldon was once among the world's richest quartz reefs, attracting a population which built grand houses and a very busy commercial centre. Today Maldon is a charming mix of contemporary experiences set in an historic streetscape.

The Visitor Information Centre provides friendly informative guidance about local attractions, icons and accommodation, open every day except Christmas day.




93 High Street
Maldon, VIC, 3463

Located 9.5K from Walmer

Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre


Located in the magnificent Market Building, circa 1862, the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre is a great place to begin your exploration of this diverse region.

The Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre offers all the latest information on attractions, accommodation, tours, services and is open every day of the year except Christmas Day. The friendly staff and volunteers are always more than happy to provide local knowledge, informative brochures and also book accommodation or tours.

Regardless of whether it is your first visit to the region or you are a regular, a visit to the Market Building is well worth your while. The building is used for exhibitions throughout the year. Highlights include artisan exhibitions that showcase the latest offerings from talented local artisans, local community displays and national exhibitions.

The Visitor Centre also showcases the depth of the local talent with a strong emphasis on locally produced merchandise for sale.




44 Mostyn Street
Castlemaine, VIC, 3450

Located 12.1K from Walmer

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