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.
The University of Melbourne at Creswick 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:
Rural health students also have access to accommodation managed by health service partners. Please contact the health service directly for accommodation enquiries.
Maryborough has two caravan parks with cabin accommodation available:
Golden Country Motel & Caravan Park: see www.goldencountry.com.au/
Maryborough Caravan Park: see www.maryboroughcaravanpark.com.au/
For more information on the region, and what it has to offer, please visit the web links below.
Tourist information Maryborough: www.travelvictoria.com.au and search for the Maryborough.
More links have been provided in the relevant information sections in the information pack.
Thanks to Mattinbgn at Wikimedia Commons for the use of pictures.