Old Post Office


Currently a private residence, the post office (built 1870) was the childhood home of local author Henry Handel Richardson. She (yes, she; it was easier to get published if you were thought of as male…) writes about the house in her autobiography, Myself When Young (1948). You can pick up a copy of Henry Handel Richardson in Maldon ($16) from the visitor centre.

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1. Maldon & District Museum

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Situated behind the visitor centre, the old marketplace (c 1859) is now the Maldon & District Museum, with historical photos, local artefacts and a…

2. Cascade Art

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Inside a beautiful 1863 red-brick Gothic-revival church, this lovely gallery has a changing program of contemporary paintings, ceramics and sculpture.

3. Mt Tarrengower

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Take the 3km drive up to Mt Tarrengower for glorious panoramic views from the newly restored 1880s poppet-head lookout.

4. Carman's Tunnel

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5. Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

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6. Boomtown Wine

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7. Mill

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8. Old Castlemaine Gaol

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