Stunning Maldon &

The Goldfields Region

Maldon is not only rare, it is exceptional.
When you come and stay, take the time to immerse yourself and enjoy all it has to offer.
Maldon & Sunday House are located in the heart of Victoria's picturesque
Goldfields Region - Just 1hr & 45 mins from Melbourne, 90 mins from Tullamarine Airport, 15 mins from Castlemaine, 25 mins from Bendigo & 1hr from Ballarat.

Annual Events - Maldon

Easter Fair

The Maldon Easter Fair is one of the oldest in Australia, it was started in 1878.

 

Over the weekend there’s a torchlight procession, dancing in the streetsa billy-cart race, scone baking competition, a quilt show, and many other things for everyone to enjoy!

Folk Festival

Each year in November, we provide a long weekend of quality folk, bluegrass, jazz and a little blues music. 

 

Dance the weekend away, participate in an interactive workshop, there is something to suit all ages! 

 

All venues are walking distance from the centre of town.

Bike

& Car Shows

An organised entourage or just out on a Sunday drive - Maldon is a favourite for classic bicycles, motor bikes and cars.

 

For the enthusiast, Maldon is home to 'Triumph Performance Parts', where you get your hands on those hard to find, high quality performance bike parts!

Maldon Twilight Dinner

Enjoy the magical atmosphere of Maldon’s annual highlight event, the Maldon Twilight Dinner.

Share fabulous food from local providers, exceptional wines from the regions many wineries and enjoy wonderful entertainment from international and local artists and bands.

Tickets will go on sale from October.

Local Attractions

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All within 30 Minutes Drive

Wineries & Local Producers

Discover wineries hidden in the picturesque hills and valleys around the region, many still operated by the families who founded them. Meet the winemakers, taste varieties, dine with a view of the vines, and make the most of the many cellar doors, which offer a casual, friendly atmosphere.

Second weekend of November.

The Maldon Swap Meet

This popular swap meet attracts sellers from QLD, SA & NSW as well as Victoria.

 

This event also attracts thousands of eager buyers looking to find a bargain on a wide range of collectable items.

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2 Minutes walk - Second Sunday of the month

Maldon Market

The Maldon Market is a monthly farmers and makers market, which brings together the very best hand made, local products and home grown produce from independent designers, artisans, craftspeople, gourmet food makers, growers and farmers.

Special Interests

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Around the Town & Region

Photography

Maldon has to be the one of the best locations in Victoria for capturing the romance of the gold rush era and natural rugged landscape. Wander past old weatherboard homes, solid stone buildings and decorative shop fronts in this lovingly preserved Australian gold mining town. In recognition of this, in 2006, Maldon was awarded the 'most intact heritage streetscape' by the National Trust. You could easily plan an entire week of photography in Maldon and its stunning surrounds...

Around the Town & Region

Architecture & Stories

Make the most of some of the local's preferred locations. Affectionately known as 'The Roo', a friendly place where local folk gather. The menu is based on delicious local produce, including wines and meats from Maldon and surrounds. The area is known for big shiraz!

 

 Still below the building there is said to be a series of tunnels, used during the gold rush days to discretely & securely move gold from the Bank onto the coach for transport to Melbourne. Another tunnel was used to take the bodies from the morgue to the Undertakers across the road. 

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Around the Town & Region

Walking & Cycling

The Castlemaine to Maldon Trail allows walkers and cyclists to enjoy stunning natural surroundings.

The 17.7 km walking and cycling trail links the shire's largest towns of Castlemaine and Maldon. Look out for the steam train as you walk, run or ride the trail, alongside the historic goldfields railway.

If you are not up for the return trip, travel back by the steam train!

5 Minute Walk

Machinery Museum

Go see the world’s only working, Cornelius Pedis, a 1877 steam driven engine. There is the 100 year old steam driven electric generator, valued at more than $700.000 including a giant very rare marble switchboard and an equally rare upright steam driven pump all from Thompson’s Foundry.

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5 Minute Walk

History Museum

The journey from tumultuous 1850s gold-mining town, through boom times and decline took an unprecedented turn in the 1960s. Between 1964 and 1969 Maldon’s historic 19th and early 20th century buildings and streetscapes were rediscovered, surveyed and declared ‘Notable’ by the National Trust. Once again Maldon was leading the way, this time as a ‘poster child’ for the fledgling heritage conservation movement.

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10 Minute Walk

Maldon Steam Train Ride & Ales on Rails

Welcome to the Victorian Goldfields Railway; the authentic steam heritage train linking the historic gold mining towns of Castlemaine and Maldon in Central Victoria.

Jump aboard for the 'Ales on Rails' experience - Enjoy craft beer tastings from Central Victorian brewers on board the steam rain. Lunch included.

4pm Checkout - Any day of the week. 
Availability Pending.
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© 2019 By Sunday House Maldon  /   2 Francis Street, Maldon, VIC

Photography Courtesy: Mardi Brown and Ken Nakanishi, Hikari Photography www.hikari.com.au