Maldon was the first town to be declared 'notable' by the National Trust of Australia in 1966 and in 2006 was awarded the 'most intact heritage streetscape' by the National Trust.
The township was established after gold was found in 1853 at the foot of Mount Tarrengower. The abundance of gold extracted from the quartz reef mines soon rivalled some of the world's richest sites.
Today cosy cafes, eateries with the fine food, galleries and invvoative shops line the historic streets. A stream train provides a nostalgic link from Maldon to Castlemaine. B&Bs self-contained cottages and other accommodation styles are in abundance.
Typical hotel on the corner.
Click on photo to enlarge and read about the Beehive Mine.
Current Maldon Primary School