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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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Produce markets

Talbot Farmers Market

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Paddys Ranges State Park

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