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Frequently Asked Questions
Getting around
How do I get to Talbot?  Do I need a car to get there or is there public transport?
How close is Talbot to other major towns and sites?  Is it a convenient place to stop at?
Is there handicapped access?
Things to do
What are the must see's if I have an afternoon, a weekend, a week?
Are there any special events that I should plan the timing of my visit around?  
Are there things to do that relate to my special interest?
Practicalities
What's the weather like?
Can I bring my pets with me?
What are the opening times of attractions and shops?
I need... a doctor, a laundrette, internet access...
Do you have facilities to cater for bus groups?  
Who can I contact if I need further information?



How do I get to Talbot?  Do I need a car?
To get driving directions from your address to Talbot, type your address in the box on the Google map here.  

It is very helpful to have a car, but it is also possible to reach Talbot via various bus services.  Click here, here and here for details.  

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How close is Talbot to other major towns and sites?  Is it a convenient place to stop at?
Talbot is almost at the very centre of Victoria, so it is easy to get to from almost any town.  Typical leisurely driving times from surrounding towns: 
  • Clunes: 15 minutes (18 km)
  • Avoca: 20 minutes (25 km)
  • Maryborough: 20 minutes (15 km) 
  • Ballarat: 50 minutes (52 km)
  • Daylesford: 55 minutes (62 km)
  • Bendigo: 80 minutes (84 km) 
  • Geelong: 120 minutes (152 km)
  • Melbourne CBD:  120 minutes (165 km) 

Talbot is very conveniently located, less than a minute's turnoff from highway C287, the main route from Ballarat to Maryborough. Plenty of free street parking and public amenities are available.  

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Is there handicapped access?
Cafe de Veres and complex has handicapped access, as do most public facilities.  Old gutters may pose difficulties but should be appreciated as part of the town's heritage.  Please follow the ramps and paths to ensure ease of access.  

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What are the must sees? 
If you only have a day: (coming soon)

If you only have a weekend: (coming soon)

If you have a week: (coming soon)

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Are there any special events I should plan my visit around?
See the calendar for details of upcoming events.    

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Are there things to do that relate to my special interest?
That depends on what it is!  But seriously, if you are interested in genealogy, bushwalking, prospecting, wineries, bee keeping, architecture and more, there are things for you to do.  (More to come)

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What's the weather like?
Autumn is the most consistent temperate time of year, although it is usually quite dry to look at.  Spring can be windy and changeable, but makes up for it by being beautiful and green.  Winter is lovely provided you have heating or rug up warm.  Summer is lovely if you like heat!  Further details including monthly average temperatures and rainfall can be seen at the Bureau of Meteorology's website for nearby Maryborough here.
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Can I bring my pets with me?
(Coming soon)

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What are the opening times of attractions and shops?
(Coming soon)

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I need... a doctor, a laundrette, internet access...
(Coming soon)

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Do you have facilities to cater for bus groups?
(Coming soon)

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Who do I contact if I need further information?
For questions relating to visiting Talbot - for instance, enquiring about accommodation or events, please contact the Talbot Visitor Service on 03 5463 2002 or talbotvisitorsservice@gmail.com
 

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This page was last updated on 11 December 2008




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