Talbot, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia
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Stop in and uncover the unexpected treasures of this charming town located in the heart of the Goldfields. Talbot was a thriving centre in the early days of the gold rush and many historic buildings remain. Visit the Talbot Arts & Historical Museum to see relics, photos and hear stories from Victoria's golden age.

Treat yourself
Prefer some retail therapy? Shop for vintage clothing and collectables in local specialty stores, browse through second-hand books, or time your visit to coincide with the famous Farmers' Market held on the third Sunday of the month. Stock up on everything from organic produce, local honey and olives to continental cakes and home-made cheeses. Finish the day of shopping with a sumptuous dinner at one of the local eateries or family run wineries nearby.

Park life
If you're more of an outdoor type, head out to the Paddys Ranges State Park in the Pyrenees Ranges. Here you'll find a wide variety of local flora and fauna including the rare Swift parrot, wallabies, kangaroos and echidnas as well as Quartz Mountain, a massive quartz outcrop. Visit during the springtime and be amazed by the wildflowers, over 230 species have been recorded in the area including 30 different kinds of orchids.

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Paddys Ranges State Park

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...

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Talbot Farmers' Market

Talbot Farmers Market

20 Dec 2015

On the third Sunday every month the Talbot Farmers' Market comes alive as thousands of visitors enjoy the vibrant village atmosphere. Explore an...

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