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Goldfields and Spa Country

Goldfields and Spa Country

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The Goldfields Region of Victoria

Goldfields and Spa Country



St George's Lake near Creswick
St George's Lake near Creswick

This area includes Ballarat, Bendigo, Maryborough, Castlemaine and Maldon.

Locals  and vistors to the Goldfields region can also take advantage of the free wifi in Ballarat and Bendigo.

See also our entries under these places of particular interest:

Ararat & Stawell
Spa Country

Victorian Goldfields Railway

An impressive range of big steam engines. From 27 December to mid January, trains run every day on the Sunday times below.

Every Sunday (& public holidays) 11.30 am, 1 pm & 2.30 pm
Every Wednesday 11.30 am & 1 pm
Saturdays and Wednesdays during school holidays, Sunday timetable applies
From 27 December to mid January trains run every day on Sunday timetable
No trains Christmas & Boxing Day
Maldon (in the Goldfields area of Central Victoria)
Enquiries: (03) 5470 6658 or (03) 5475 2966

Talbot Observatory
Talbot Observatory
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Places to visit

Goldfields and Spa Country

Places to visit

A large private garden in Malmsbury. more info >>
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Australia's oldest regional gallery. and home of  the original Eureka Flag. More info >>
Bendigo Art Gallery

Bringalbit is a country property near Mt. Macedon retaining some of its original remnant Peppermint Gums, Yellow Box and Manna Gums fail to break the winds. These have been supplemented  confers, oaks, willow and poplar thickets, Monterey pines and Osage trees, nearly all planted in the 19th century. The large trees, together with a small creek feeding a couple of dams and the garden lake before cascading down it’s rocky falls below the spillway forms a peaceful retreat in country Victoria. There is a 60metre Quince Walk that delights in Spring and Autumn. Elsewhere in the garden swathes of roses, lavender, dianthus and gaura soak up the sun on the north facing terraces with their silver foliage context of snow-in-summer edging. There is a small entry charge per person (children free). More info >>

Bulla Hill Miniature Railway
Campaspe House
Campaspe Country House has a wonderful example of an early Edna Walling garden which changes character with the seasons.
  • Spring features the colours of rhododendrons, azaleas, crab apple trees, camellias,  jonquils, daffodils, Grandmother's bonnets and iris.
  • Autumn features the colours the region with 80 year old liquid ambers and maples
  • Summer reveals the shades of greens a long established garden can produce.
  • Winter allows the large feature trees like red cedars and the rare Macedon oak (which stays evergreen) become the chief attraction.

In addition there is a kitchen garden featuring espaliered olive and pear trees and an excellent selection of herbs and vegetables.

Please note: Campaspe House is a privately owned Country House Hotel and restaurant. This means that the gardens are not generally accessible to the general public. However White Hat recommends that house guests and restaurant patrons should take at least some time to wander through these special gardens. Restaurant bookings are essential and you can find details at the Campaspe House website. More info >>

Forest Glade Gardens

Forest Glade Gardens is one of Australia's finest private gardens. It is short trip from Melbourne and is open to the public from September to May. It features large exotic trees, a bonsai house, a woodland section, a fern gully a blue bell patch and an impressive daffodil lawn during spring; a topiary garden, two aviaries, a laburnum arch, a peony walk highlighted with climbing roses, as well as numerous pergolas, ponds, fountains and statues. A small entry fee applies (children free)

Learmonth and District Historical Society
Learmonth and District Historical Society
The Golden Dragon Museum
Tieve Tara
A large garden covering over 7 hectares. It reopens to the public on 8th September 2012. Entry charges apply.

Full details at Tieve Tara

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Things to do

Goldfields and Spa Country

Things to do

Some forthcoming events in Goldfields and Spa Country:

La Primavera Swiss Italian Festival

Lavandula's La Primavera festival honours the original Swiss-Italian migrants who celebrated the coming of spring with song and dance.

Rosa Voto and her troupe from the Melbourne School of Tarantella will be performing their intoxicating songs and dances. Salvatore, will share the stories of his homeland through song. Lina and Tony of Rose Creek Estate will be showcasing their quality range of Italian-style wines, olive oil and preserved olives. Mara Ripani of Village Dreaming will be putting on a special performance called Kitchen Songs. Descendants of the original Swiss-Italian family who once farmed the property, Faye and Boyd Thompson will give an authentic tour of the original farmhouse.

In addition, good regional fare will be available from La Trattoria and its wood-fired oven. Several stallholders will be showcasing their wares and handicrafts.

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Ballarat Antique Fair

The Ballarat Antique Fair claims to be the largest and longest running fair in Australia and White Hat has no reason to doubt them.

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Harcourt Applefest

Harcourt Applefest The Harcourt Applefest is a community festival celebrating everything apple related.

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Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival

The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival is an annual three day event at the iconic Theatre Royal in Castlemaine, mainland Australia’s longest continuously operating cinema.

The Festival is an immersive experience of 12 films in 1 cinema across 3 days. It features a world-class program showcasing the very best in Australian and international non-fiction films. Audiences explore fascinating worlds and cultures together, bringing them face to face with real-life characters, real-life stories and real-world problems.

The festival provides a deep and enriching experience by connecting audiences with many of the film directors and key contributors by way of live in venue and live via Skype Q&A sessions, uncovering the stories behind the stories, as well as specialist panel discussions. Curated by dual Emmy Award-winning director, Geoffrey Smith, the Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival celebrates diversity, profiles the global issues of our time (and times past), creates community, challenges injustices and holds people and governments to account.

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White Night Ballarat

Ballarat Town Hall illuminated

White Night 2019 will return to the regional city of Ballarat from 7pm on Saturday 21 September until 2am on Sunday 22 September.

Local, interstate and international artists, musicians and performers will weave a spell over the city in a celebration of art, culture and creativity.

Under the artistic direction of David Atkins OAM, White Night Ballarat invites visitors and locals to make their journey around Ballarat’s iconic buildings, cultural institutions and streets, in celebration of reclaiming and reimagining the city through projection, installations, performance and music.

Full details at White Night Ballarat

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Clunes Agricultural Show

Clunes Agricultural Show

Special Attractions at the 158th Annual Spring Show include:

  • Cobb & Co Coach Rides
  • Food & Wine Pavillion
  • Clunes Show Vasa Dog Jump 2pm
  • Jamie & Kim’s Mobile Zoo
  • Parker’s Mini Circus
  • Roving Entertainment – Mad Hatter & Mad Hattie
  • Face Painting & Caricature Drawing
  • Trike Tours and Joyrides
  • Showday Live Music Maryborough Big Band & The Wesley Bands
  • Clunes Pet Show
  • Scarecrow Competition
  • Ferret Racing - Bring your Ferrets to Compete
  • Society Memorabilia Display 
  • Professor Wallace’s Puppet Show
  • Bute Ute Competition
  • Vintage Engine Display
  • Rural Ambassador & Junior Show Ambassador
  • Show Girl & Show Boy Competitions 
  • Keg Throwing, Tug Of War & Gum Boot Throw Competitions
  • Ladies Woodsplitting Competition
  • Grand Parade 3pm
  • Show Night Entertainment – Bar, BBQ & Live Band Highway 8

Grand Parade - 3 PM

All judging will cease at 2.55 pm for the Grand Parade at 3pm.
All Exhibitors / Exhibits are encouraged to parade
Grand Parade Lucky Ticket Prizes
1st prize $100 - 2nd prize $50

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Ballarat International Foto Biennale

With photographs from across Australia and around the world together with a host of exhibitions and events the Ballarat Foto Biennale is the largest photography event in the Southern Hemisphere. Full information at Ballarat Foto Biennale

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Macedon Ranges Music Festival

The Macedon Ranges Music Festival is a place where people come together for music, dancing, food, drinks,  friends, family, community, and for a great cause. 100% of profits have always been and will continue to be donated to the Cambodian Kids Foundation. Full details at Macedon Ranges Music Festival website

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Heritage Apple Festival

Join the Diggers Club team for a weekend of heritage apple festivities and celebrations.

Taste test and choose the best heritage apples and pears, sample freshly pressed apple juice and cider, taste and buy delicious baked apple pies and strudels.

For the green thumbs join garden tours and learn about the history and making of this beautiful garden and pick-up gardening tips at the free gardening workshops.

Book into an Apple Masterclass with the heritage apple experts, Pete the Permie and David Key and sample cider from local makers. Learn all about cider making at the demonstrations.

Listen to live music at the Fork to Fork Café while you enjoy a menu inspired by the autumn harvest and complimented by wine.

Children activities on Sunday between 11am-2pm

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Borealis On The Lake

BOREALIS on the Lake is bringing the Northern Lights to Lake Daylesford this winter.

The installation is designed to transport  those present to a place far away, where time slows down as their eyes look up. Through colour, movement, density of light beams and changing weather, unique auroras are projected over the lake. Set to a tranquil soundtrack, this is an immersive experience. Created by Switzerland-based Dan Acher, the installation is enjoyable by people of all ages.

Full details, price and bokkings at the official website

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Stawell Easter Gift Festival

This carnival includes one of Australia's most famous foot races and has been held every Easter for over 120 years with the running of the Stawell Gift on the Easter Monday.

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Woodend Winter Arts Festival

Woodend, Victoria

The Woodend Winter Arts Festival showcases music, literature and the visual arts in intimate historical venues over three pleasurable days.

Full details at the Festival Website

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Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally
This years theme is Transport. All the usual attractions: steam and oil engines, operational 90 ton steam shovel, steam fired powerhouse, blacksmith, Furphy tank rebarrelling, tractors, motorcycles, cars and trucks. Grand parade 2:15pm daily. Wood bending, radio controlled model boats, steam ploughing, chaff cutting, threshing and straw baling, regular dragline, farm machinery & dairy demo's. Attractions for ladies and children. Mothers' facilities, stalls, crafts and food available. Free non powered camping for exhibitors.

Lake Goldsmith is unique on the Australian Rally scene in that it has permanent sheds owned by club members which house their magnificent toys. There is a large collection of

  • restored steam engines
  • traction engines
  • steam rollers
  • internal combustion engines
  • farm tractors
  • a restored farm cottage displaying old wares.

See the working 90 tonne steam shovel and working steam powered 'power' generating display. Coach parties welcome. Parking for Coaches onsite Food and refreshments available all weekend Grand parade 2:15pm daily on our all weather arena Australia’s largest, (90 tons) fully operational steam shovel Vintage cars and Motorcycles A great family outing just kilometres from Ballarat Historic Machinery Camping facilities Large display of oil engines and tractors Site opens at 10 am Pioneer cottage and crafts . Full details at Lake Goldsmith Steam Rally ..

Clunes Booktown Festival
Indulge in a weekend of book browsing amid the historic streetscape of Clunes - Australia's first International Booktown. Thousands of rare second-hand new, small press publications and collectable books on sale. Talks from visiting writers including Hazel Edwards, Tim Fisher, Geoffrey Blainey, Peter Goldsworthy, Alice Pung, Anna Goldsworthy, Gina Perry, Nicholas Jose and Scottish poet Ryan Van Winkle. Workshops on reviewing, with Peter Rose, writing poetry, writing science and publishing. Meet the publisher sessions. Begin your own book collection workshops, book road show evaluations, street theatre, the Australia Fair Grand Concert Street Organ, wine, food, live music, silent movie show on Saturday night with piano accompaniment. A special Children's Booktown creates the world of Narnia with visiting writers Hazel Edwards and John Nicholson. A unique opportunity to see rare books from the State Library collection - a 15th century illuminated manuscript, a book printed by William Caxton the first English printer and dated 1490, The Voyage of Governor Phillips, 1798 and an artists book with a very special connection to Clunes.Full details at Clunes Booktown Festival ..

SunFest has been celebrating the Sunbury community for over 40 years with a free 2-day festival full of fun and entertainment for all ages. Attractions include:

  • Battle of the Primary School Choirs
  • Sunbury Can Dance
  • Sunbury’s got Talent
  • Grand Street Parade
  • Sunfest Family Show
  • Market Stalls
  • Food Stalls
  • Amusement Rides and Carnival Games
  • Roving Entertainers
Kyneton Music Festival

The Kyneton Music Festival features bands and food trucks in the historic town of Kyneton. You can either take the V-Line train or enjoy a pleasant drive. Either way it is about an hour from central Melbourne with numbers of affordable places to stay. Ticket prices and bookings at the Festival website.

Hanging Rock Races
The traditional New Years Day races at the atmospheric racecourse at Hanging Rock. ..
Australia Day Races
The popular annual horse racing event. ..
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Goldfields and Spa Country


Naturipe Fruits - Pick Your Own and Farm Gate Sales

Naturipe Fruits has both pick your own and farm gate sales. (please note - cash only).

Pick your own
Fruit Season Typical price
(Jan 2016)
Strawberries Mid Oct to end of May $10/kg*
Cherries Mid Nov to Jan $10/kg
Peaches Dec & Jan $3.50/kg
Nectarines Dec & Jan $3.50/kg
Apples Feb to May $3.50/kg
*Entry is free except for cherry picking where there is a small entry charge per person.
Apple seasons are Royal Gala (Feb); Golden Delicious (March); Early Fuji (late-Feb); Late Fuji (April); Pink Lady (late-April to May); Granny Smith (April)

Farm Gate Sales
Fruits for sale are fresh-picked daily and and are not waxed or stored or use any chemicals. As well as the fruits listed above, garlic is also available.

For current details consult the Naturipe Fruits website.

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St Anne's Winery Craft Market

Craft market and wine tasting.

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Trentham Farmers' Market

Trentham's authentic Farmers Market has a selection of dairy and goats cheeses, fresh honey, eggs and live poultry, preserves, local potatoes and sourdough breads, organic and conventional produce, olive products, plants and fresh flowers, organic and conventional wines and an assortment of natural farm products.

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Daylesford Mill Markets

A large indoor market with an emphasis on antiques, retro fashion and collectables. New stallholders are welcome. White Hat recommends that the serious browser for retro and memorabilia sets aside plenty of time because there are a large amount of goods on display. More information at Daylesford Mill Markets >>

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The Design Exchange Market

The Design Exchange Market, Ballarat

The Design Exchange Market currently takes place twice a year - once in winter and once approaching Chrsitmas. It features reations and works from independent designers along with food music and shopping. The 2022 winter market is paired with a special winter entertainment on the first night called Beyond Dark which features food trucks, mulled wine, fire pits, live music and roving performers. Full details at The Design Exchange.

Winter Market - 3pm to 8pm 9th July; 10am to 3pm 10th July 2022
Christmas Market - 3pm to 8pm 19th November;  10am to 3pm Sunday 20th November 2022

Adults $10; 10-17 years $5; children 9 and under free

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Gisborne Olde Time Market

Gisbourne Olde Time Market

An outdoor market with over 250 stalls selling arts and crafts with no second hand goods. Offerings include handmade arts and crafts, baby, children's and ladies clothing, jewelry, plants, garden ornaments and furniture. Produce includes fresh fruit and vegetables (much of it locally grown) as well as preserves and pickles. White Hat can recommend this market as part of an easy short trip from Melbourne into the country along the Calder Highway.

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Bendigo Community Farmers’ Market

A farmers' market featuring seasonal produce. White Hat suggests you make a morning of it and take in the cooking demonstrations and talks which take place every hour.

The market is held on every second Saturday of the month, in Sidney Myer Place from 9 am to 1 pm AND every fourth Thursday of the month  (except December, when it’s the Thursday before Christmas) in the Hargreaves Mall, Bendigo from 3 to 7 pm from September to April and 1 pm – 5 pm from May to August. 

This market has been accredited by the VFMA.

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Lancefield & District Farmers Market

Community owned - authentic - farmers market. Fresh local produce - veg - fruit - meat - cheese & other provisions for a more sustainable shopping experience. Free face-painting & music from local buskers.Come down with your bags, baskets and trolleys and support local producers.

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Bendigo Prince of Wales Showground Market

A large indoor/outdoor market with fresh produce, hardware, trash or treasure and bric-a-brac.Free admission and free parking with a family atmosphere.

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Ballarat Trash & Trivia Market

Over 400 stalls selling secondhand goods, crafts,etc.

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Caledonian Art, Craft & Produce Market
An art, craft & produce market, held in the grounds of Caledonian Primary School, Brown Hill. From 9am-1pm. Quality hand made, home grown products. Entry is Free. ..
Ballarat Antique Market
This large antique market with a wide range of items is located on two floors of an old school building and also contains a museum with a small entry charge.It is morein the nature of a very large antique store and does not appear to have the space to cater for casual stallholders. When White Hat last visited (in April 2008) there was also a specialist coins area. ..
Computer Swap Meet
Featuring local and Victorian traders. ..
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery Arts Market
With original fine arts, acoustic musicians and artists at work. ..
Maryborough Old Wares & Collectables Market
This market, held at the historic railway station, attracts large crowds. A wide range of antiques and collectables. The last market for 2010 is 8.30am to 4pm on 19th September 2010. 2011 dates yet to be announce ..
Inverleigh Market
A general market selling a wide range of goods. ..
Maryborough Sunday Tourist Market
Bric-a-brac and other goods. This market is operated by the Lions Club who over ten years have donated an impressive amount of money raised by the running of this market to various charities and community projects. ..
Malmsbury Village Market
An indoor/outdoor market in a pleasant lakeside setting selling quality goods and produce. ..
Trentham Sunday Market
Local produce and other goods. ..
Woodend Market
An outdoor market selling craft and other goods. ..
Daylesford Sunday Market
Brought to you by the Daylesford Spa Country Railway, the Daylesford Sunday Market is one of the largest outdoor markets in Victoria with something for everyone. Also on offer are Vintage Train rides to the sleepy town of Bullarto on vechiles from the early to mid 20th Century Set in the historic Daylesford Railway Station, entry and car parking is free. ..
Darley Market
A general outdoor market with new and second hand goods. ..
Buninyong Farmers Market
Fresh local produce direct from the producer together with live music and entertainment. ..
Kyneton Farmers' Market
A monthly farmers' market that showcases the wine and produce of the great central province - right in the heart of Piper Street Kyneton. ..
Talbot Farmers' Market
A community farmers market featuring local wineries, fresh fruit and vegies, and a large variety of stalls to reflect the diversity of the region from Ballarat to the Grampians to Hepburn, Mt Alexander and the Central Goldfields. Including live music, locally grown produce, tastings, food, wine and more. Talbot is between Clunes and Maryborough. ..
Ballan Community Market
Local crafts and secondhand goods. ..
Bacchus Marsh Village Country Craft Market
An indoor market with over 60 stalls featuring a wide range of handcrafted goods. ..
Sunbury Family Market
Over 50 indoor and outdoor stalls including jewellery, knitware, toys, scrapbooking,Asian handicrafts, aromatherapy, ceramics, soy candles, books, collectables, clothing, plants, produce, picture framing, hot food, speciality cakes, confectionary and children's activities. Proceeds to the Rotary Club of Sunbury's community projects ..
Gisborne Village All Seasons Market
An indoor market with plants, crafts and bric a brac. It is run by volunteers to support The Elms and The Oaks Aged Care Facilities for Macedon Ranges Health Services. ..
Wesley Hill Market
Locally grown produce, plants, flowers, books, antiques & bric-a-brac, etc ..
Carisbrook Market
Craft, second hand goods & groceries. ..
Avoca Riverside Market
Come and visit our market on the picturesque Riverflat at Avoca, you can taste our local wines and enjoy a stroll amongst our variety of stalls including craft, plants, lollies, cakes German sausage, candles, soaps, baby clothes, jewellery, alpaca rugs and so much more. ..
Golden Plains Farmers' Market - Smythesdale
A farmers' market featuring seasonal local produce, live music, flowers and gourmet products. ..
Ballan & District Farmers' Market

Victoria Farmer's Market Association Accreditation LogoBallan is just a short detour off the Western Highway near Ballarat, and White Hat suggests that if you are in the area on the second Saturday of the month that you call in a buy some of the produce grown in the rich chocolate soil of the Ballarat/Ballan Area. Melburnians might even consider taking a V/Line train for a pleasant break in the country.

This market has been accredited by the VFMA. ..

Melton Community Twilight Market
White Hat suggests for those who live or work out west that you might want to give this newly established market run by the scouts a try. There are a variety of stalls and food is available. In addition there is a live DJ and affordable activities for the kids. ..
Ballarat Bridge Mall Farmers Market
Situated in the Ballarat's city shopping strip between Grenville Street and Peel Street, White Hat suggests that this farmers' market is well worth a visit. You can talk to local growers and producers and there are live cooking demonstrations as well as entertainment for the kids. ..
Hanging Rock Craft Market
An occasional craft market held in the beautiful suooundings of Hanging Rock. An entry fee applies ..
Glenlyon Village Market
The Glenlyon Village Market is held at the historic Glenlyon Shire Hall in picturesque Glenlyon, only minutes from Daylesford, Kyneton,Malmsbury or Woodend on the Daylesford-Malmsbury Rd. We are a friendly, local country market with lots of beautiful fresh local produce, crafts and vintage goods. For stall enquiries contact Dan Harris on (03) 5348 7662 ..
Trenthamade a recently commenced market is an initiave of the Trentham Neighbourhood Centre. Intending stallholders must make the goods that they intend to sell there. Items available are Jewellery, Knitted and crocheted goods, handsewn babies and children's clothes. Gumboot socks, soy candles, greeting cards, garden ornaments, porcelain dolls and much more. ..
Newstead Market
Car boot sales. ..
Maldon Market: Hand Made, Home Grown
The Maldon Market is a monthly farmers and makers market that brings together the very best hand made products and home grown produce from independent designers, artisans, craftspeople, gourmet food makers, growers and farmers. ..
Beaufort Market
Craft and Produce Market. 1st Saturday of the month, 9:00am - 1:00pm in Memorial Park, Western Highway, Beaufort. Market operates from September to April. Local Gourmet food & produce, Jewellery & fashion, Art & craft, Sculpture, Plants, grain & feed, coffee & cakes, musical instruments, some secondhand & antiques, bricabrac and more ..
Skipton Indoor Craft Market
Held at the Mechanic Hall in the heart of Skipton (54kms west of Ballarat on the Glenelg Hwy). Hand crafted jewellery, concrete garden ornaments, natural soy candles, knitted clothing and quilts, crystals, hobby craft and wooden toys, plants and home baked goodies. New stall holders welcome. ..
Riddells Creek Farmers Market
An authenic community farmers market featuring locally grown gourmet food, seasonal produce, wine, olives, honey, eggs, bread, compost, grain, plants, woolen products and much more. Free face painter for young and old and music from local buskers. ..
Castlemaine Farmers Market
The Castlemaine Farmers' Market that is located in the centre of the Historic Township has more than 40 quality stallholders showcasing produce from Central Victoria. The Market sells locally grown and made produce. ..
Creswick Craft / Car Boot Market
Selection of new and used items. Hand made goods, plants, clothing, soy candles, soaps and quality second hand books. Timber crafts. Food and drinks available.No entry fee, ample parking, disabled access.Stalls inside and out. ..
Ballarat Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies. (Note - the dates and venue of this event can vary. Click here to confirm the current information on this event. ..
Ballarat Lakeside Farmers Market
A true Farmers Market. Situated on beautiful Lake Wendouree, the Ballarat Lakeside Market dishes up some of Victoria's freshest produce. While enjoying the live music you can sample & buy from up to 50 specialist boutique stalls featuring fresh fruit, herbs & vegetables, free range poultry and meat, deli style foods, regional wine, coffee, sausage sizzle and much much more. The Lake has never tasted so good. ..
Daylesford Farmers Market
Over 40 stalls selling the best in Regional Produce. The region has the best in both organic and other fresh produce as well as all the value added produce in the Hepburn Shire. White Hat can particularly recommend the winter vegetables from Spring Creek Organics. Full details at Regional Farmers Markets. ..
Clunes Farmers' Market
Held In the historic main street of Clunes you can shop fro your local and organic produce at the Farmers' Market as well as browsing your way along the local bookstores and antique stores ..
Sunbury Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies. ..

Places to stay

Goldfields and Spa Country

Places to stay

Selected places to stay in Goldfields and Spa Country:

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