I first visited Maldon in the early 1970s and it hasn’t really changed. I think the whole town was listed with the National Trust in the 1960s or early 1970s.
Unlike some places this is not a re-creation but rather a town caught in time. As such it is very interesting and a pleasure to stroll around. Unfortunately the day we were there the temperature was about 40C (104F) so we didn’t walk around as much as we would have liked.
We did manage to traverse both sides of the main street and had a nice iced coffee in one of the many cafes available.
We also drove up to the old train station where I saw a Y Class diesel electric loco. This was a nice surprise as I had driven these in the early 1970s when I worked for the Victorian Railways.
If you like old townships then this is definitely one place you should visit.
The whole area is steeped in goldfields history and many other nearby towns are well worth a visit including, Castlemaine, Maryborough and Bendigo.
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