We get asked all the time what there is to do in Maldon. So, if you’re visiting the Castlemaine Bendigo region this weekend, here are some great reasons to take a quick detour and come and visit Maldon!
In no particular order:
Travel on the Victorian Goldfields Railway Steam train between Castlemaine and Maldon. The train runs regularly between the two towns on Sundays, and they often run extra trips with all sorts of fun activities. Check out the VGR website for more information, including the timetable.
Delight your senses with coffee and cake or a gourmet lunch from one of Maldon’s many café’s. Our current favourites are Le Sel French Deli, the Gold Exchange Cafe and Miss Pritchard’s Pantry. There are so many great places in town – if you have kids in tow then both Café Maldon and the Maldon Hotel do great kid’s meals.
Sit back and enjoy a drink at Maldon’s famous Kangaroo Hotel – the only one in Australia! A great place to sit and watch the world go by, in cooler weather the outdoor fire pit will keep you warm and toasty. Have a look at the Kangaroo Hotel Facebook page to see what gigs are coming up.
Take in the view from the top of Mt Tarrangower. Take a drive up to the top of the mountain. It’s a great spot to take some scenic photos, with great shots possible around sunrise and sunset. If you don’t have transport you can also walk up the nearby Anzac Hill for some similar scenic views of the township.
Shop until you drop in Maldon’s eclectic mix of quirky stores and second-hand dealers. Ice cream, teddy bears, upmarket homewares, fashion, books, plants and more – rest assured you’ll find something to take home as a souvenir of your trip!