Castlemaine

Pictures are of Court House, Post Office and Town Hall. Pictures used with permission of Travel Victoria. www.travelvictoria.com.au

Castlemaine is located 130 kilometres to the north west of Melbourne. Castlemaine is a great country town built on the back of the gold rush and has a wealth of mountain biking opportunities both on purpose built trails and on fire trails in the surrounding forests. Castlemaine regularly holds mountain biking events and lies in the middle of the Goldfields Trail. V Line has a rail service between Castlemaine and Bendigo which allows riders to do a one way trip along the track and return via rail.

Trail Links
Bacos (Bancoora) Information for this trail.
Leanganook (Bancoora) Information for this trail.
Pines (Bancoora) Information for this trail.
Walmer Forest (Bancoora) Information for this trail.
Walmer Forest Map Good Walmer Forest Map from Rocky Riders - shows the full trail layout in the Walmer Forest area.
The Bike Vault Local trail information on the Bike Vault Bike Shop web site.
Rocky Riders Local trail information on the Rocky Riders MTB club web site.
Goldfields Track Web site for the Goldfields Track which runs from Buninyong to Bendigo.
Great Dividing Trail Web site for the Great Dividing Trail which consists of the Goldfields Track and the Lerderderg Track.
Goldfields Track There's a pretty good run down on a 4 day trip here for the Goldifields Track with pictures and description of the trails from Tassie Rambler.
Race The Train MTB race from Maldon to Castlemaine held in November each year
Maps and Directions To Get There
Bacos Click on link for map showing how to get there.
Leanganook Click on link for map showing how to get there.
Pines Click on link for map showing how to get there.
Walmer Forest (Wattle Flat) Click on link for map showing how to get there.
Tourist Information

Local area information can be obtained at the Castlemaine Maldon webpage. This webpage has good information on the area and details options for accommodation and other holiday oriented actvities in the area.

Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre (Historic Market Building)
44 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine
Phone: (03) 5471 1795
Free call: 1800 171 888
visitors@mountalexander.vic.gov.au