TRAVELLING TO CASTLEMAINE
Castlemaine Railway Station is centrally located, and train travel is an easy and pleasurable 1.5 hour journey from Melbourne. V/Line trains run between Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station along the Bendigo line to Castlemaine, or Bendigo departing regularly from 6am to 11:30pm. For more information visit vline.com.au or phone 1800 800 007.
Castlemaine is approximately 120 kms north –west of Melbourne, or a 1.5 hour drive via the Tullamarine Freeway, following the signs to Bendigo and the Calder Freeway. Bendigo is approximately 155 kms from Melbourne or a 2-hour drive.
There are local buses servicing Castlemaine, Chewton, Campbells Creek, Maldon and Bendigo. For service schedules visit pvt.vic.gov.au
Castlemaine Taxis service all areas in the region and can be contacted on 131 008.
The Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre offers a free accommodation service providing knowledgeable advice for your specific accommodation needs.
CASTLEMAINE VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
Market Building, 44 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine
Phone: 03 5471 1795 or toll free 1800 171 888
For more on visiting the Castlemaine Region visit:
NORTHERN ARTS HOTEL
The Northern Arts Hotel is located within easy strolling distance to the beautiful Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, The Mill Castlemaine artisan precinct and the Bridge Hotel. The deliciously renowned Johnny Baker is also on your doorstep (seriously!). And the Northern Arts Hotel is a great base from which to explore the many riches of the central Victoria region.
Located in the magnificent Market Building circa 1862, the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre is a great place to begin your exploration of this diverse region. Offering all the latest information on attractions, accommodation, tours and services, it is open every day of the year except Christmas Day.