Maldon is located 140km northwest of Melbourne in the heart of the Victorian Goldfields. It has retained an authentic pioneer-like appearance and the history of the gold-mining era is being well preserved.
Maldon is famous for being named Australia’s First National Trust Notable Town in 1966 and the locals are very proud of their towns heritage.
As a heritage town there are some barriers to accessing some of the shops and crossing Maldon’s roads can be a bit tricky to negotiate if you, or someone you are with have mobility issues however we think it’s a town definitely worth a visit. Although there a lack of accessible toilets on the high street, the Neighbourhood Centre, the Community Centre, the Railway station and the Vintage Museum all have accessible facilities.
There are delicious cakes, excellent customer service and the Goldfields Railway is an absolute delight for all you train fanatics out there (or for those who like to sip tea in first class!).
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