Welcome to Castlemaine
As well as being a proud working-class town with a tight-knit rural community, Castlemaine's known for attracting a left-leaning bohemian crowd. The last 10 years especially have seen an influx of Melburnian tree-changers, bringing with them inner-city style, cafe culture, bars and live-music venues. It's an intriguing dynamic: folks in Hard Yakka workwear getting stuck into a pie alongside a set of fedora-wearing musos, artists and freelancers.
The Dja Dja Wurrung people are the traditional custodians of this region.