A former gold-mining town about 90 minutes' drive north-west of Melbourne, between Bendigo and Ballarat, Castlemaine is enjoying a great revitalisation.
Steve Colquhoun finds that there's gold of a different type to be found by weekend explorers at Castlemaine.
Paul Kalina discovers a mudbrick retreat in the bush with polished floors and vaulted ceilings.
A prestigious wedding gown display gives Sheriden Rhodes the perfect reason to discover a rich region.
Castlemaine has become a real foodie destination and, according to the locals, the Public Inn is one of the best places in town.
David Reyne searches for some of the finest places to eat and rest around the Victoria.
There's real treasure to be found in the galleries of the goldfields, writes Sam Vincent.
Tim Richards discovers the fine food and history on the streets of the former gold rush town.