In the heart of the Victorian Goldfields region, Maryborough boasts historic gold rush architecture, lush gardens, antiques, art and a fast growing food and wine scene.
Station to station
Mark Twain once described Maryborough as a 'railway station with a town attached'. The historic railway station is home to an antique emporium, art gallery, regional wine centre, tapas bar and restaurant. Browse through a vast array of antiques, collectables and books under the platform's roof if you're in town for the quarterly antique market.
Head south out of Maryborough to the rock water wells along Wells Track. See what are regarded as some of Victoria's best examples of Aboriginal rock water wells and look out for the scarred trunks of 'canoe trees' in the area.
In the galleries
If you're an art lover, be sure to visit the Central Goldfields Regional Art Gallery for a range of contemporary exhibitions housed in the old town fire station. Spend a day at the Possum Gully Fine Arts Gallery and see national and international artworks on paper, as well as original garden sculptures set in the gallery's beautiful grounds.
Stay and play
Take time out with a range of accommodation options that make the most of this beautiful region. Choose from boutique bed and breakfasts set in elegant gardens, farm stays in beautiful bushland settings, and heritage cottages offering self contained options. Book a motel in the centre of town and wander through the historic streets, or relax in the town's caravan parks and camping sites.
Things to do
The Goldfields region boasts exquisite parks and gardens, including the Ballarat Botanical Gardens and Castlemaine's magnificent period gardens.
Choose from cycling and mountain bike trails taking in forests, bushland, historic towns and stunning views, all telling the Goldfields' stories.
Head off down the trail and explore the fresh produce, specialty foods and fine wines that showcase the very best of the Goldfields region.