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Maldon Things to Do

  • Historic Churches

    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.

  • Folk Festival

    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.Kid's StuffDancesWorshopsSpecial Performances and TheatreThe Word SpokenSong Writing CompetitionsInstrument Maker's...

  • Take a Walk

    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 much.The walk will take about 45 minutes, that...

  • Carmen's Tunnel Gold Mine

    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.Admission Prices:-Adults...

  • Victorian Goldfields Railway

    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...

  • Maldon Marbles 3

    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.

  • Maldon Marbles 2

    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.

  • Maldon Marbles

    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...

  • Visit the Gnome Factory

    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...


Maldon Restaurants

  • Books and Coffee

    Nestled in a single-storey 19th century building on the high street, McArthurs is a delight for a fully atmospheric breakfast or lunch.If the weather is good, try and grab a table in the courtyard overlooking the street, surrounded by established shrubbery (enabling you some privacy and watch people go by without them knowing you're watching them...

  • Historic Bakery

    The pies, sausage rolls and pastries here are really delicious. Makes for a very reasonably priced lunch.

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Maldon Nightlife

  • by Anne12 Updated Aug 23, 2005

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    Maldon is a very small country town. Nightlife is something people don't go there for.
    There are couple of pubs and restaurants.

    Of course the Pubs are old....lovely old bars, something that you don't see a lot anymore.
    I am sure you will enjoy having a drink with the locals.

    Dress Code: Casual will be fine.

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Maldon Shopping

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  • Oldwares

    This business is in a great old building in the Main Street of Maldon.There are five dealers that have put together a huge collection of wares. Books, China, furniture, old toys plus many moreBrowsers are welcome.... Whatever takes your eye:) From a couple of dollars to a hundred or so

  • Lots of Variety

    This shop has a variety of things you can buy,From jewelry to small pieces of furniture, candles, skin products,picture frames and colourful leather bags and shoes by Coloured Skins.There are some cute little things for the kids to buy as well. I did a little retail therapy here and bought a pair of ear rings and necklace with a chinese...

  • Antiques/Oldwares

    There are many shops that you can browse in for the special *old* piece to take home. Someone elses junk is anothers treasure!Buy whatever you fancy:) From a $2.00 to a few hundred


Maldon Local Customs

  • by Anne12 Written Aug 23, 2005

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    I am not sure what the culture is in this.'
    In a window there was this huge scarf rolled up, meters of wool knitted by the local people of maldon.

    If you take a pair of knitting needles and wool I am sure they will be happy with an added square or two:)

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Maldon Tourist Traps

  • by Anne12 Written Aug 23, 2005

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    Be very careful that you remember to leave. This is the only trap you might fall into.

    The trap of country living, once bitten you will have a fever until you return:)

    DON'T look in Real Estate windows, this could be a trap!!

    Unique Suggestions: To make this trap bearable I would suggest you stop at a local winery and buy a bottle or two.

    If you do look in Real Estate windows, drink the wine before you decide to buy!!!

    Fun Alternatives: The alternative is to stay inside beside the fire, or don't move from the local bar:)

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Maldon Off The Beaten Path

  • by Anne12 Written Aug 22, 2005

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    These are recommended camping sites around Maldon, Castlemaine and surrounding areas.
    Castlemaine is approximately 15 minutes from Maldon. This also is a lovely old town, with many things to see.
    The following are some sites where you can camp:-
    Butts Reserve :- This site is located inside the Maldon Historic Reserve at the base of Mt Tarrengower.

    Red, White and Blue Mine:-Located in the Muckleford State Forest at an old mining site.
    A large dam near the camping site.

    The Oaks:- This site is situated on the Western side of Mt Alexander on the edge of the forest of oaks.

    Old Gold Fields
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Maldon Sports & Outdoors

  • by Anne12 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    There is a Golf course at Castlemaine which is only about 15 minutes from Maldon.

    You could catch the tourist train from Castlemaine and then ride your bike back

    There are many creeks around that I amsure would have redfin or two.

    Walking is another thing that you could do plenty of in this area.

    Gold panning could be fun:)

    Equipment: Anything you need to do the above.

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Maldon Favorites

  • Street scene in Maldon's Main street

    This blue building in Maldon is significant because it features a large advertisement for Bushells Tea, the kind of old fashioned advertising that existed on buildings often in history, like 100 years ago.

  • Old Fashioned Sweets Shoppe

    One of my favourite shops in Maldon is the old fashioned sweets shop. You can buy boiled lollies like Raspberry drops and sticks of barley sugar, to other lollies and confectionery such as Kahlua fudge. Very delicious!

  • Modern shopping

    Here is an example of a modern shop within a historic building in Maldon.The style of goods ranges from Indian to South American and much more...incense, books, small water fountains, new age goods and so many bright, vivid, attractive things to look at.


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