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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

Old Castlemaine Gaol

Looming atop the western horizon in Castlemaine sits a symbol of justice for the Goldfields. The Old Castlemaine Gaol was first built in 1861 and has been through many changes during its 130 years of operation.

Many criminals have been held in the cells, including some infamous characters. Come join Old Castlemaine Gaol for a tour to find out about its lengthy history and the secrets that lie behind the walls.

The Governor's Cafe is located in the former governor's house and is open for breakfast and lunch, Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday).

Guided tours of the gaol run Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:00pm.

Self guided tours run everyday between 9:00am and 4:00pm.

Private tours are available by request.

Please visit the website for more information and for up to date information on events.

36-48 Bowden Street
Castlemaine, VIC, 3450

Located 11.5K 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

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
      29th Oct
      30th Oct
      31st Oct
      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
      13th Nov
      11th Dec

Fountain Street and Shire Gardens
Maldon, VIC, 3463

Located 9.4K from Walmer

Maldon Primary School Market and Fair

The Market and Fair day boasts up to 100 high quality art and craft stalls and a variety of fabulous food and drinks.
A great range of activities for the kids and adults alike, including a jumping castle and face painting.

There is live music and entertainment kindly supplied by the Maldon Folk Festival in the main marquee, with poetry, musicians and bands playing throughout the day.

The market is held in the beautiful grounds of the historic heritage listed school in High street Maldon and has been running for over 20 years. It is the major annual fundraiser for the school with funds raised on the day going directly back into the school to provide more opportunities for the 105 children attending.

With the town of Maldon under two hours drive from Melbourne, the Maldon Primary School Market and Fair is a fantastic family day out. So come along and enjoy.

There is plenty of free parking and Entry is by Gold Coin Donation.

Event Dates
      29th Oct

High Street,
Maldon, VIC, 3463

Located 9.5K 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
      14th Jan

Main Street
Maldon, VIC, 3463

Located 9.7K from Walmer

Race The Train

Beat the train or beat your mates. Race the Train is a mountain bike race against the historic Victorian Goldfields Railway steam train between Castlemaine and Maldon.

Race the Train will start at the Old Castlemaine Gaol overlooking the Castlemaine train station and finish in Maldon 17 kilometres down the line. It will provide competitive cyclists an opportunity to race the train, and each other, with the lure of line honors as well as a cash prize pool for category winners who beat the train in the process.

But if racing is not your thing, you can still get involved by participating in the Ride, a family-friendly, non-competitive, scenic trail ride alongside the broad-gauge train line. Or better still, buy a ticket to travel on the train and watch the action unfold from the comfort of the carriages!

Both the Race and the Ride will travel along the dirt tracks and trails that run alongside or in close proximity to the historic broad gauge train line that connects Castlemaine and Maldon. This is an off-road ride on dirt tracks with only 10 per cent of the course on sealed roads.

Event Dates
      13th Nov

36-48 Bowden Street
Castlemaine, VIC, 3450

Located 11.5K 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

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