The town of Castlemaine is located in a valley at the junction of three creeks.
It is primarily known for its historic gold mines, museums, and the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park.
Tourists are also drawn to their gorgeous Botanical Gardens.
A steam train runs out of Castlemaine and all the way to Maldon.
Castlemaine has a substantial fruit-growing and farming area, but they are much more than just a historical and agricultural society.
They offer everything from antiques to art to gourmet dining.
They have movies and live music at the Theatre Royal and many fine art galleries.
There is truly something for everyone here.
Castlemaine Accommodation Option #1: Yellow House B&B;
The Yellow House B & B and Gallery is French provincial with Mediterranean influences in its architecture, furnishing and landscaping. It is only a 5 minute walk to the center of town making it convenient to cafes, shops, and other attractions. Each room has a private entrance and terrace. A buffet style breakfast is served in the guest dining room every morning.
The owners are both artists and regularly put their own work on display. The antique furnishings and exquisite gardens make this a very romantic getaway. Find out more about their accommodations by visiting this website.
Castlemaine Accommodation Option #2: Albion Motel and Cottages
The Albion Motel and Cottages opened in 1858 to serve the gold prospectors. Now thoroughly modernized the rooms feature AC, TV, DVD, CD, linens, kitchenettes and laundry facilities. They have a Bistro, wine bar, and lounge on-site. Pets are allowed here.
The Albion is located near the center of Castlemaine, so restaurants and attractions are close by.
Castlemaine Accommodation Option #3: Shack 14
Shack 14 is a unique, eco-friendly cabin. Located on 10 acres of bush land, Shack 14 is perfect for the person wanting to “get away from it all”. There is no phone or TV connection. However there are CDs, DVDs, and an iPod compatible stereo. They have their own water supply, green electricity, and treat waste organically. A fully stocked kitchen and laundry and designer furniture keep it from being too primitive.
With glassless shutter-windows this cabin has a very open floor plan, utilizing both indoor and outdoor living space. You can find out how to make your reservations or get more information at their website.
Part of Castlemaine’s charm is that it has remained unchanged for years.
This makes it an ideal destination for history buffs.
Artists also find this a great place to visit because of the incredible art galleries and historic architecture.
Whatever your reason, this is a place worth visiting and we’re certain that you’ll have an enjoyable stay!