Maldon is a former gold rush town in central Victoria, only about 30 mins drive from Bendigo. It’s been years since I was last there and remembered very little about the town. We detoured there on the way back home to Melbourne. I had heard it had become a destination for weekends away for people from Melbourne. I thought it may have been given a facelift because it was looking very down and out when I was last there.
The population was in the hundreds of thousands during the 1850’s gold rush but now only has around 1500 people living there. The quartz reefs found nearby were among the world’s largest and made the town one of the grandest in Australia. Today it’s a very quiet, run-down looking town but you can see that it must have been grand in the past. There are also many different styles of architecture throughout the town which I found really interesting, given that most of them seem to be in a state of disrepair.