Maryborough is the largest town in the district, with a regional population of around 12,500 people. It has a historic railway station, still in use, which has one of the southern hemisphere’s longest platforms, and houses an art gallery and café. Housed in an old fire station is another art gallery – the Central Goldfields Regional Art Gallery – which specialises in contemporary exhibitions.
Paddys Ranges State Park is good for a bush walk or to go fossicking for gold.
The Maryborough Highland Gathering is renowned, and is held each New Year. It was originally formed in 1857 by gold prospectors, squatters and businessmen who had arrived in the goldfields and Central Victoria from Scotland. The event was designed to re-create their traditional New Year Highland celebrations in their adopted land. It now boasts bagpipe band parades, Australian sports, recreation, dancing and athletics.
Rural health students have access to accommodation managed by the health service.
Student accommodation is available either onsite or within a short walking distance from the main campus. The OLIC unit can be contacted by telephone bookings on 5461 0368.
The University of Melbourne at Creswick also has accommodation to support health professional student clinical placements within this region. The accommodation is available to both undergraduate and post graduate health professional students. Residents are allocated a bedroom, while the kitchen, laundry and bathroom facilities are shared.
To make an accommodation enquiry for the Creswick accommodation, please visit the following website:
Thanks to Mattinbgn at Wikimedia Commons for the use of pictures.