You don't have to limit your tour to the attractions of Castlemaine because the surrounding region is laced with plenty of terrific sights and attractions. If you're keen to explore more of the area, head 18 miles (29 kilometers) to Hepburn Springs. Here you can check out the Hepburn Springs Golf Course and Laurie Sullivan Reserve.
About 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the north of Castlemaine is Bendigo, a regional city where you can explore Central Deborah Gold Mine, Bendigo Library and Discovery Science and Technology Centre. Bendigo Fun Factory, Rosalind Park and Schweppes Centre Stadium are some of the other interesting sights in Bendigo that should be included on every traveler's schedule.
Feed your mind by visiting Victoria's excellent art galleries and history museums.
Those in search of outdoor thrills should test their limits by joining a mountain climbing or hiking adventure. Get a totally different perspective of the Victoria area by taking to the skies. Hot air ballooning is a great way to spend a few hours here.
Get an understanding of the variety of tastes in Australia by sampling local food and beverages. Find a comfy bar and order a Melbourne Bitter while you're in Victoria. This is one of the region's most beloved beers.
When the time comes to say goodbye to Castlemaine, head to the nearest major airport situated in Melbourne, 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the southeast.