Things to do near Ballarat ~ Visit Maryborough

January 19, 2013 · 4 comments

Yesterday we spent some relaxing hours wandering around the Central Victorian township of Maryborough.   I love country towns.  The building, the people and the slow and casual lifestyle – it’s all so Australian and something about it speaks to me.  In Maryborough we played and picnicked in pretty parks, meandered through a good handful of second-hand stores and enjoy the company of friends.







Maryborough sits on the Great Diving Range in the bushland of Central Victoria and is a typical gold-rush town.  The town centre is dripping with beautiful buildings and some of the houses dotted through the town are so pretty you could squeal!  One of the things you will quickly notice about the centre of town is the abundance of little parks – calling out for people to picnic in them.

Some of the bigger attractions of Maryborough are  the lookout tower at the Bristol Hill Reserve, on the western edge of town, which gives you a nice view over the town and the surrounding countryside.  Lake Victoria – which is just a short walk from the city centre and the Goldfields Reservoir  just outside of town on the Road to Ballarat.   Want to know more …

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Image Credit:  All images are my own except the Bristol Hill Image.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Vija January 20, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Love the photos. Looks like a charming town, well worth the visit


2 Carly W January 20, 2013 at 9:55 am

your photos make me want to go there! they are so vibrant!

xoxo Carly


3 Julie January 19, 2013 at 10:44 pm

Oh how absolutely beautiful Caz, looks like a perfect day. From memory, wasn’t Maryborough one of the towns devastated by the fires a few years ago? Maybe I have that wrong. Country Vic has so many gorgeous places. My brother and his family live in a little town just out of Myrtleford, I LOVE all the townships around there xo


4 Shelly B January 19, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Beautiful pics. Country towns are the bomb hey.


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