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Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre

03 5471 1795

Located in the Castlemaine 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 if needed.

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 magnificent nave of the building is used for exhibitions throughout the year. Highlights include artisan exhibitions that showcase the latest offerings from our 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.

A range of modern bikes are available for hire at $30 for a full day or $20 for half the day.

View videos of both the history and contemporary stories of the region on big screen displays.

Explore the area by hiring an MP3 Player from the centre and take a self guided tour. The tours feature local musicians, actors and characters and are great entertainment for all the family. Choose from walking tours around Castlemaine and the Eureka Reef goldfield, or take the driving tour that tells the stories of the gold towns of the area. The tours recount the fascinating history of the area and you are guaranteed to find out something that you didn't know before!

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Follow the blue and yellow 'i' signs to the Market Building, entrance via Mostyn or Forest Streets.

  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
Opening hours:
  • Seven days a week (except Christmas Day)
    9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tourism Alliance Victoria