Event Logistics

Getting to Castlemaine & Maldon

Castlemaine is located in Central Victoria, less than 90 minutes north west of Melbourne and conveniently accessed by road and rail. Maldon is an easy 15-minute drive from Castlemaine.

For V/Line train and coach timetables, fares and travel information please visit www.vline.com.au


Limited parking will be available within the grounds of the Old Castlemaine Gaol with additional parking in Gingell Street opposite the Railway Hotel. There is also plenty of street parking in the vicinity of the Gaol and both Castlemaine and Maldon train stations. Please take note of signed parking restrictions and take care not to obstruct access to people’s properties.  

Event participants are asked not to park in the main Train Station car park at Castlemaine on Kennedy St as these spaces should be kept free for V/line travellers.

Rider Transport between Maldon and Castlemaine

The steam train has the capacity to accommodate 250 passengers and 100 bikes so if you need help getting to or from Maldon or Castlemaine, you may consider buying a train fare. 

There are two train services to consider:

  • 10:30am Maldon to Castlemaine (ideal for getting you and your bike from Maldon to the start line in Castlemaine).
  • 2:30pm Maldon to Castlemaine (perfect for getting you back to Castlemaine at the end of the event).

With such limited capacity we recommend you get in early to secure a place on the train for you and your bike! Click here for more information.