There are a number of lovely old churches that you can take a look at. These were built in the 1800's.
At the Tourist Information Centre you can get a brochure and map to follow and find these buildings.
This is held in Maldon every year and has become a very popular over the years.
Dates October 28th - 31st 2005
There are many things to go and see while this festival is on.
The following are an example of what you can do and see.
Special Performances and Theatre
The Word Spoken
Song Writing Competitions
Instrument Maker's Display
And much , much more....
Maldon is made for walking around, even on a winters day. Rug up and enjoy.
When you arrive to Maldon head to the Vistors Information Centre and grab a Town Walk map. There are 46 places of interest on this map. Churches/Houses/Schools/Stores/ picket fences/stone gutters/windows and roofs.....wow...so much.
The walk will take about 45 minutes, that is if you don't stop and have a coffee:)
This mine is 2.7km South of Maldon. The tunnel was driven through solid rock between 1882 ans 1884.
The tunnel is 570 metre long, it is fry and easily accessable.
This is wheelchair friendly.
The area around the mine is lovely Aussie bush.
Around the entrance of the tunnel there are displays and photos to have a gander at.
School and Charter buses can arrange special times.
Sat, Sun Public Holidays and daily School Holidays.
1.30 - 4.00pm
Tours are half hourly and takes around 25 minutes.
Special Openings can be arranged for weekday visitors, there has to be at least 4 adults minimum.
&7.50 per person.
Here is something for the the whole family.
When you arrive at the Maldon Railway Station you will see many different trains around the sidings. You can wander around the station and look at all the trains on show.
You can go for a trip on the steam train. This leaves Maldon and heads to Castlemaine.
There are special experiences that you can book..
Driver Experience Day
Tambo Parlor Car
Friends of Thomas events
The Maldon marbles are classical sculptures of ancient Greek gods and the like - mythological scenes, fashioned from Italian marble.
The artist, Michel Dubey, is originally from Switzerland and has had his studio here in Maldon for 7 years or more.
The building housing the sculptures (and which is also the home of the artist) was built in 1862, and has been substantially restored.
Really a must see. This work is so fantastic, and amazing to be found in such a small, off the beaten track town. I believe this work could be famous anywhere, and people living in major cities would pay to see it, yet the artist obviously loves living in Maldon.
This little cottage may look a little ramshackle, but it's actually rather quirky and interesting, and I enjoyed it quite a lot.
In the 'workshop' area of the barn and outside are displays of the terracotta/unglazed pottery items and ornaments which are made.
Entry price to the 'Gnome Garden' is posted as "A Smile". It's just a little area scattered with trees but there are gnomes and figures everywhere in particular groupings - such as Snow White and the seven dwarfs. Last time I was there they also had some nice rabbits and a few other small animals in hutches.
Another beautiful example of Michel's work. There are approximately 15 works to see, and entry to his Gallery is free.
Opening hours are approx 9.30 am to 4.30 pm.
This gives an idea of the calibre of Michel's work. This was one of my favourites - the hand just seems to come right out of the Carrara marble carving.