Ballarat - Bendigo (1 Day)
As you travel onward towards Bendigo the town of Castlemaine makes an enjoyable pit stop with its antique and gift shops, the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, the Buda Historic Home and Garden and the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Museum.
IMAGE: Castlemaine Art Gallery and Museum, Castlemaine, Victoria
Photo: Peter Dunphy, Courtesy Tourism Victoria
The nearby town of Maldon (declared Australia's first "notable town" in 1966 by the national Trust) with it's well preserved nineteenth century architecture, an abundance of antique and gift shops, steam train rides through Muckleford forest, guided tours through Carman's Tunnel (a 570 metre mine drilled through solid rock between 1882 and 1884) and the panoramic views from the Mt Tarrengower's lookout tower,
These are some of the great destinations to see while travelling between Ballarat and Bendigo. Be sure to add them to your list of places to visit.
- Buda Historic Home and Garden
- Carman's Tunnel
- Castlemaine Art Gallery and Museum
- Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
- Castlemaineantique shops
- Mt Tarrengower
- Muckleford forest steam train