Talbot is well suited as a base for touring other gold
history towns, including:
Located 20-25 minutes drive from Talbot, Avoca is home
to a variety of cafes, galleries, wineries and specialty
shops. A lively riverside market is staged on the
4th Sunday every month, and it is also home to the famed Avoca
Races - an event not to be missed!
Less than 1 hour from Talbot, Ballarat is Victoria's
largest inland city and renowned for its botanical gardens and historic
attractions, including Sovereign Hill and the Eureka
Centre. Popular annual events include the Ballarat
Begonia Festival and the Ballarat Cup, part of the Spring
For additional information
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Clunes is just 15 minutes drive (18 km) from Talbot.
has over 50 buildings of historical significance, including The Town
Hall and Court House, churches, the several old bank buildings and
verandahed shops. It is home to the annual book festival "Back
to Booktown" and the traditional Clunes
Maldon is a charming small town, less than an hours
drive from Talbot. Designated by the National Trust of
Victoria as 'Australia's first notable town', it has like Talbot
maintained much of its gold rush era appearance. Maldon is also the
home of the Victorian
Goldfields Steam Railway, and Lake Cairn Curran is
nearby. Annual attractions include the Maldon
Folk Festival and the Maldon Art Show.
Photos thanks to Jennifer aka Famkefonz on Flickr (here and here), and to Bjenks on Wikipedia.
Maryborough is a larger town with regional shopping
facilities including supermarkets, hardware stores, a country Target
and other amenities. It is around 20 minutes drive (15 km)
from Talbot. Maryborough also has numerous historic
buildings, including the grand Railway Station, built 1890, about which
Mark Twain commented "a station with a town attached".
Popular events include the annual New Years Day Highland Gathering and Harness
This page was last updated on 3 December 2010