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Visitors Centre: Cnr Alma and Nolan Streets, Maryborough VIC 3465. Phone: 03 5460 4511. visitorinfo@cgoldshire.vic.gov.au


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2014 Spring Fling

Joel Chadwick - Monday, September 01, 2014

For the whole of October, the Central Goldfields will be buzzing with theatre, history, children's activities, art, exhibitions, tours and markets. Maryborough and the surrounding towns of Dunolly, Talbot, Bealiba and Carisbrook are all hosting events of interest to residents and visitors alike.

Put together over 70 events over 31 days and we have the annual Spring Fling when the district is at its prettiest – plentiful water, green paddocks, spring blossom and bright sunshine.

Aimed at the whole family, there will is a huge range of free activities and entertainment on offer.

Spring Fling is a great opportunity for visitors to explore the central goldfields with lots to do for people of all ages and interests. It’s also a chance for local people to have fun in their own backyard and see what is happening in our own district.

For a full programme of events, including dates, places, time, costs and contact information:

  • Visit the Maryborough Visitor Information Centre (cnr Alma Street and Nolan Streets, Maryborough);
  • Call the Visitor Information Centre [1800 356 511]; or
  • Click the following link for a downloadable PDF: 2014 Central Goldfields Spring Fling Program

Maryborough Railway Station Model - Victorias Premier Model Train Exhibition Caulfield Racecourse

Joel Chadwick - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Victoria's Premier Model Train Exhibition featuring our historical Maryborough Railway Station in it's original façade can be viewed at the Caulfield Racecourse on Saturday 23rd Aug 9am-6pm and Sunday 24th Aug 9am - 5pm further details www.amra-vic.org.au

Wattle Grove Motel - Under New Management

Joel Chadwick - Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Please be advised that Wattle Grove Motel - Maryborough is now UNDER NEW MANGEMENT.


Address: 65 Derby Road, Maryborough
Phone: (03) 5461 1877 or 0427687256
Email: stay@wattlegrovemotel.com.au
Visit: www.wattlegrovemotel.net.au

Under New Management.

Just minutes from the centre of town. Affordable accommodation. Clean and comfortable rooms with linen and towels provided. 

Continental Breakfast available.

11 Ground floor rooms
• Fully refurbished
• Digital television
• Tea & coffee facilities
• Microwave & toaster.
• B.B.Q and outdoor sink available

Cheaper rates for all check-in before 5:45pm.

Tradie's rates available - Monday-Thursday nights: Price on Application

Ample parking for vehicles and trailers.

Town Bus at your doorstep - runs on the hour.

RACV Energy Breakthrough Accommodation Availability

Joel Chadwick - Friday, November 08, 2013

With only two weeks to go the 2013 RACV Energy Breakthrough is fast approaching. Held 21-24 November 2013.

Accommodation in the region is very full but for those who may be still looking for any last minute accommodation within reasonable distance, the following accommodation providers still have availability:

  • Chesterfield House - Ballaarat Street, Talbot (15 minutes from Maryborough) - (03) 5462 2002 or 0429 232 138. Can accommodate up to 11 people.


  • Talbot Court House Hotel - Camp St, Talbot (15 minutes from Maryborough) - (03) 5463 2204. 3 rooms still available - 1 single and 2 doubles.


  • Elizabeth Cottage - 126 Broadway, Dunolly (15 minutes from Maryborough) - (03) 5468 1245 or 0428 322 208. Can accommodate up to 4 people. Breakfast included. Minimum 2 night stay.


  • Avoca Cottages - 33 Napier St, Avoca (20 minutes from Maryborough) - 1800 123 355. 2 cottages still available on Thursday 21st November only.


  • Summerfield Studio Apartments - Main Rd, Moonambel (30-35 minutes from Maryborough) - (03) 5467 2264. 2 rooms available on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd November.


For further information please call the Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre on 1800 356 511.


Cut with the Kitchen Knife Exhibition

Joel Chadwick - Friday, July 19, 2013

Cut with the Kitchen Knife officially opens Saturday 20th July at the Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Neill St, Maryborough.

Click here to read the latest media release: Cut with the Kitchen Knife - Media Release

Cut with the Kitchen Knife Exhibition

An exhibition showing current manifestations of collage in contemporary art. Featuring works by artists, Christian Capurro, Simon Evans, Elizabeth Gower Mandy Gunn, Deborah Kelly, Nicholas Mangan, Stuart Ringholt, Joan Ross and Heather Shimmen.

Gallery opening hours are Thursday-Sunday 10am-4pm.

Runs until August 25th.

2013 Redwood Carnival

Joel Chadwick - Monday, July 08, 2013

With the 2013 Redwood Carnival coming up this weekend, check out the full program here:

2013 Redwood Carnival

2013 Words in Winter Program

Joel Chadwick - Monday, July 08, 2013

The 2013 Word in Winter Program for the Central Goldfields is now available.

Click to download:

2013 Words in Winter Program


2013 Powercor Central Goldfields Business Awards

Joel Chadwick - Thursday, June 27, 2013


Congratulations to all winners and finalists of the 2013 Powercor Central Goldfields Business Awards. A fantastic night was held on Wednesday 26th June 2013 where all businesses were recognised for their fantastic work and effort. Keep it up!

Final results were as follows:

New Business Award

BM Personal Training

Chris and Julie's Respite Farm - Winner

Your Mantra


Customer Service Award

BM Personal Training

Harvey World Travel

Kosmac and Clemens Optometrists

Red House Bakery - Winner

Small Business Award

Chris and Julie's Respite Farm

Fairytale Frostings

Phelans Funeral Services - Winner


Manufacturing Award:

McPherson's Printing Group

True Foods - Winner


Service Business Award

Blokes and Brides Hairdressing

Maryborough District Advertiser - Winner

Maryborough District Health Service


Tourism Business Award

Blue Diamond Cottage

Junction Motel - Winner

Maryborough Flour Mill Gallery


Food and Beverage Business Award

Legenz Wine Bar and Cafe

Park Hotel

Red House Bakery - Winner


Apprentice/Trainee Award

Emma Harrison - Winner

Fiona Smith

Marita Stewart


Business of the Year

Red House Bakery


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Winter School Holiday Program

Joel Chadwick - Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Check out the 2013 Winter School Holiday Program - there is something for everyone!

Winter School Holiday Program 2013 - Week 1

Winter School Holiday Program 2013 - Week 2

Two Exhibitions on Display

Joel Chadwick - Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Central Goldfields Art Gallery in Maryborough is currently hosting two photographic exhibitions.

Melbourne artist Peter Lambropoulos brings to Maryborough his exhibition titled Noise Noise Everywhere, comprising images that reveal to the viewer the infinite possibilities of imagined, manufactured and constructed worlds.

“From Daguerreotypes through to Photoshop, the history of photography has been filled with fraudsters, tricksters and illusionists and it is well within this tradition that I position myself as a photographer,” says Peter.

“The spaces and places I photograph are the product of an ongoing experimental sculptural practice; one that explores the aesthetic potential of everyday materials. What is intriguing about these images is that they occupy two spaces simultaneously — they are real and yet they are fakes.”

Complementing Peter’s exhibition is the work of Bendigo artist Carolyn Dew, with a collection of images titled Sacred Groves. Carolyn says she uses photography to contemplate on the material world that surrounds her.

“The material culture of our everyday life reflects our collective and personal attempts to interpret and make sense of the world we live in. A full expression of the anxiety, joy and ridiculousness of being human is articulated in the material environments we construct and inhabit.”

The exhibitions will open on Saturday, 13 April at 2pm and will be on display at the gallery until Sunday, 26 May 2013. The Central Goldfields Art Gallery is located in Neill Street, Maryborough, and is open from 10am to 4pm, Thursday to Sunday. Entry is free.

For more information about the exhibitions or the gallery, contact Kay Parkin on 5460 4588.

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