BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park enjoys an unsurpassed location. It adjoins a bushland nature reserve and Castlemaine’s renowned Botanical Gardens, home to the 2021 Victorian Tree of the Year and the perfect location for an early morning run, a summer picnic or a visit with the children to an innovative, creative play space. Directly across the road is the famous foodie and artisan Mill Complex, with its range of gourmet food outlets, brewery, Viennese-themed coffee house, winery, vintage bazaar, artisan workshops and much more. To top it off, a couple of great country pubs are also just a stroll away.
A comfortable 15-minute walk takes you to the centre of Castlemaine. Enjoy the town's history, architecture, coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, and more. Visit the iconic Theatre Royal, the oldest continually operating theatre on Australia’s mainland, and catch a movie, have a cocktail or two, or time your visit to enjoy an arthouse feature or a live music gig. Also be sure to stop in at the historic Market Building and Visitors' Centre for a wealth of information about Castlemaine and the Goldfields region.
For kids, Castlemaine and the surrounding region is natures’ playground. Get outdoors and explore historic goldmines, oak forests, rock climbing, watering holes and family friendly bike trails and walking tracks. There's also plenty to enjoy at BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park, including a sensory garden designed to connect our guests with the sights, sounds and scents of nature, a school holiday activity programme, and a fun-filled Games Room. And special family holiday moments can be shared around our pizza oven and BBQ, in the "Bush Hut” Camp Kitchen, or sitting around a campfire on a winter's evening.
Castlemaine is the perfect base from which to explore Victoria’s Goldfields region and its extraordinary history, vibrant arts culture, renowned wineries (the big reds are especially noted) and spectacular landscapes. Towns like Heritage-listed Maldon, Clunes, Harcourt, Creswick, Kyneton, Malmsbury, Bendigo, Daylesford and Hepburn are all an easy drive away, offering wonderful day-trips for lovers of good food and wine, history, architecture, and the arts. And after a day out, return to the tranquility of BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park, possibly with plenty of gourmet treats for dinner.
For lovers of the great outdoors, there is almost too much to choose from. There are extensive bushland walking and cycling tracks around Castlemaine and further afield, including the renowned Goldfields Track, and acclaimed mountain-biking trails for the more adventurous. Run, walk or cycle the 18-kilometre Castlemaine to Maldon trail, following the historic railroad track, or take on the 34 kilometres of cross-country mountain bike trails at La Larr Ba Gauwa Park near the town of Harcourt. Explore the 1,400-hectare Mt Alexander Regional Park and enjoy bushwalks, picnics, lookouts and local wildlife.
Come and stay in a magical holiday park in the heart of Victoria’s Goldfields and explore a region that truly has something for everyone to enjoy.