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CASTLEMAINE

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THE AREA

Just an hour and a half from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne, Castlemaine’s sleepy lifestyle is anything but dull. With a lively arts precinct, dreamy botanical gardens and many bars and eateries, this cultural hub in regional Victoria is just begging to be explored.

Lifestyle

Once home to the richest alluvial goldfield in the world, Castlemaine’s charm is bound by its golden past – lush landscapes and dense bushland, to a picture-perfect township that nods to times past.

An artisanal wonderland for collectors and foodies, The Mill stands proud in a history that dates back to 1875. Today, The Mill is overflowing with everything from vintage markets and local makers of clothing, furniture and art to small-batch beer, wine and coffee production.

Along Mostyn Street, century-old dwellings house an impressive line-up of contemporary cafés, boutiques and galleries that rival its more established neighbours.  A vibrant live music scene entices crowds all year round, with gigs at Theatre Royal, The Bridge Hotel and The Taproom. On the first Sunday of the month, the Castlemaine Artist Markets at the Western Reserve have an abundance of treasures created by artists from the local area.

Neighbours

A town rich in history, Castlemaine’s community, is undeniably one of its biggest drawcards. A treechange destination bursting with culture and authentic community spirit, it welcomes all with open arms. Restored Victorian manors, historical landmarks and modern apartments cater to savvy weekenders looking for a true urban escape. A stone's throw away from misty Mt Franklin and Daylesford, Castlemaine remains one of Victoria’s best-kept secrets within two hours of the city. 

Neighbours

A town rich in history, Castlemaine’s community, is undeniably one of its biggest drawcards. A treechange destination bursting with culture and authentic community spirit, it welcomes all with open arms. Restored Victorian manors, historical landmarks and modern apartments cater to savvy weekenders looking for a true urban escape. A stone's throw away from misty Mt Franklin and Daylesford, Castlemaine remains one of Victoria’s best-kept secrets within two hours of the city. 

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THRIFTER’S PARADISE
FINE PRODUCE

THRIFTER’S PARADISE

Seek, and you shall find! Nestled within Castlemaine’s heritage streetscapes is a thrifter’s utopia. From miscellaneous goodies to art deco furniture, The Vintage Bazaar at The Mill is 1800sqm of pure vintage bliss. 

FINE PRODUCE

Foodies and wine lovers have their pick of an impressive line-up of artisanal producers from the area, including local breweries, cideries and wineries, who are all within the town’s periphery. While specialty provedores who offer local producers a space to sell their olive oil, cheeses and preserves. 

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