maldon - australia's first notable town
Maldon makes an ideal base to explore all the central Victorian Goldfields region has to offer.
Take a trip down memory lane through the tree lined back streets of Maldon; catch a steam train ride to Castlemaine; tour the goldmine; potter through antiques and collectables stores or simply stroll past grand old buildings - all this (and much more) is on offer within walking distance of the Eaglehawk Hotel. Come and see for yourself why Maldon was awarded the most intact heritage streetscape by the National Trust in 2006. Treat yourself to the experience of what life was like during the gold rush era!
Our central location offers the opportunity to visit many nearby wineries, see historic Castlemaine (15 mins drive) or tour Bendigo which is an outstanding example of a 19th century gold rush city (30 mins). Maryborough is also only a short drive away. Daylesford and Hepburn Springs make perfect destinations for a day trip. Nearby, Cairn Curran Reservoir provides a wide range of water based recreational activities, these include boating (power and sail), skiing, fishing, swimming, wind surfing, jet skiing and canoeing. Cairn Curran is also a perfect picnic location.