In the heart of the Victorian Goldfields region, Maryborough boasts historic gold rush architecture, lush gardens, antiques, art and a fast-growing food and wine scene.
Mark Twain described Maryborough as a 'railway station with a town attached'. The historic station is home to an antique emporium, art gallery, regional wine centre, tapas bar and restaurant.
Head to the Aboriginal rock water wells along Wells Track and look out for the scarred trunks of 'canoe trees'. Continue your journey off the beaten track in the nearby box-ironbark forests, rich with native plants, birdlife, and superb displays of wattle and wildflowers in the springtime.
If you're an art lover, visit the Central Goldfields Regional Art Gallery and spend a day at the Possum Gully Fine Arts Gallery.