Things to do around Newstead

  • Enjoy coffee or dine at the Dig Café two doors away from the Old Chapel or buy fresh local ingredients from our town businesses for your own feast.
  • Browse the antique shops in Newstead and other nearby historic townships of Maldon, Daylesford and Castlemaine.
  • Visit the fabulous Art gallery at Castlemaine.
  • Dine out at some of the finest restaurants in Victoria, Lake House, the Argus and Kazuki’s in Daylesford or Public House and The Good Table in Castlemaine amongst many others.
  • Enjoy more casual meals offering local ingredients at the many cafes and coffee shops in the surrounding townships.
  • Spend a day of relaxation and pampering at the Hepburn Spa complex.
  • Relive the discovery of gold at the charming township of Clunes only 25 minutes drive or a bit further along, visit the bustling city of Ballarat with the Eureka Stockade monument or a tour of the fascinating ‘gold rush museum’ township of Sovereign Hill.
  • Bicycle or walk along beautiful country lanes and the banks of the Loddon River.
  • Unwind and settle into one of the sumptuous leather arm chairs and read.
  • Local attractions also include golf, bush walking, wildlife & bird watching, horse riding, cycling, fishing, boating and swimming at nearby Cairn Curran Reservoir or Newstead pool.
  • Hire a metal detector and scour the local country side for the elusive gold nuggets still occasionally found nearby.