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Discover places to visit and attractions to explore in and around the Harcourt Valley. Click on your field of interest and we’ll show you what we’ve got:

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

The apple orchards of Harcourt Valley are surrounded by rolling hills and healthy bushland. The scenery is beautiful, the native flora is wonderful and the wildlife can be captivating.

Goldfields Track

Goldfields Track

58km of picturesque bush walking and mountain biking awesomeness. The Leanganook Track wends its way from Castlemaine to Bendigo. Some ...
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Mount Alexander Panorama

Leanganook Camp

Picnics, walking and camping atop Mount Alexander. Beautiful scenery and practical facilities. Flat terrain, toilets, open-fire cooking and clean running ...
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Oak Forest

Today’s visitors can enjoy a lovely walk followed by a picnic under the oaks in this beautiful setting. Back in ...
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Shepherds Flat View

Shepherd’s Flat Lookout

With breathtaking views over Harcourt Valley's bush lands and vineyards, Shepherd's Flat Lookout is truly something to behold. It looks across ...
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Dog Rocks, Mt Alexander

Near the peak of Mt Alexander, huge, picturesque granite outcrops may be found just a short distance from Joseph Young Drive. Here, Dog Rocks has become a favourite spot for ...
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Golden Point, Swimming & Fishing

Golden Point is one of the most beautiful swimming and fishing places you'll ever find. Walk around the reservoir or pick a place to laze a few hours away. Swim, ...
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Mountain Bike Park

The Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning have provided a project update for the Harcourt Mountain Bike Park—including a timeline for consultation and construction. You can read the full ...
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Pilchers Bridge Flora and Fauna Reserve

Pilchers Bridge is a Box-Ironbark forest at an elevation of 310 metres. Now reserved for conservation as a Flora and Fauna Reserve, it is dominated by Red Ironbark, Red Stringybark, ...
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Rock Climbing

Mount Alexander has granite boulders great for rock climbing, some up to about 30m in size. There are bolted friction slabs, jam cracks, chimneys and arêtes. Get details from www.chockstone.org ...
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West Ridge Walking Track

There are a number of good bush walks to be had upon and around Mount Alexander. The West Ridge Walking Track runs for 4km along the Harcourt-side of the mount ...
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HISTORICAL SITES

ANA Hall

The ANA Hall has stood in the centre of Harcourt for more than a century. It is named for the ...
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Dr. Barker Memorial

A roadside memorial in Eagles Road, Harcourt marks the site of the first permanent European settlement in the valley. In ...
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Gold Discovery Cairn

Nestled among cedar trees in a tiny gully on Specimen Gully Road is a cairn with the words 'The first ...
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Harcourt Cemetry

Harcourt Cemetery

Harcourt Cemetery was gazetted in 1862. The first burial took place in 1865. Notable memorials in the cemetery include: Joseph ...
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Silkworm Farm Ruin

In 1873 the Victorian Ladies Sericulture Company was formed by forthright and influential Mrs Bladen Neill. Mrs Neill was part-owner ...
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Vick's Viaduct

Vick’s Viaduct

Harcourt's largest structure is the three-arch railway viaduct over Barkers Creek on the north side of Symes Road. The bridge ...
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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

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Harcourt Museum

With amazing information and colourful displays about the apple industry, granite quarries, schools and the military, the Harcourt Museum is the modern memory of the Valley. There are quirky point of interest, like the short-lived attempts to cultivate silk, as well as genealogical records and ...
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Mica Grange Gardens

Mica Grange opens its gates for a garden and sculpture exhibition each Autumn and Spring—check dates on the Mica Grange website. Private tours, group bookings and venue hire by arrangement. email: micagrangegarden@gmail.com phone: 03 5474 8262 373 Faraday/Sutton Grange Rd, ...
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Morris Minor Garage

Open by appointment only, the garage located at Windrush Park, Harcourt, is home to Morris Minors and other historic vehicles dating back to 1926. email: rmdesign5@bigpond.com Phone: 0409351508 Ford Road, Harcourt North. www.morrisminorgarage.com ...
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The Little Red Apple

With a huge range of premium fresh fruit and vegetables, The Little Red Apple is open 7 days a week. Owned and operated by the same folks who run Harcourt Apple Juice. email: jaarafarm@bigpond.com Phone: (03) 5474 2483 8795 Midland Highway, Barkers Creek ...
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Woop Woop

Unique sculpture garden and gallery based on Australian colloquialisms and humour. Phone: (03)5474 2871 171 Blackjack Road, Harcourt, 3453 www.maldoncastlemaine.com.au/ant/profile/woop-woop ...
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PLACES TO STAY

Mount Alexander Panorama

Bush Camping @ Mt Alexander Regional Park

Dispersed foot-based camping is permitted throughout the Mt Alexander Regional Park. However amenities are only available at Leanganook Picnic area, ...
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By RV, By Campervan, By Motorhome

With plenty of places to set-up camp and convenient amenities to boot, Harcourt is uber-attractive to RV enthusiasts. There is ...
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Granite House Dining Room

Granite House Bed & Breakfast

Self-contained granite cottage with wood fire, nestled in the Harcourt Valley. Full of character, cosy and private, in a garden ...
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Haven on Barkers

Haven on Barkers offers stylish, comfortable and contemporary B&B accommodation in the heart of the goldfields. email: info@havenonbarkers.com.au Phone: 0402 ...
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Millduck Strawbale B&B

Two fully self-contained units suitable for couples seeking a peaceful, romantic retreat. Rated in the Top 10 B&Bs by Sunday Age and ...
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The Scout Hall, Harcourt

The Scout Hall

Self-contained accommodation, with a touch of luxury. Once a Sunday School, then a Scout Hall, the historic building is now ...
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Tread Harcourt

Cycling holiday? Winery tour? Weekend escape? Tread Harcourt is the perfect base from which to explore the Victorian Goldfields. Phone: (03) ...
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TRANSPORT OPTIONS

Taxi service extending from Castlemaine to surrounding districts, including Harcourt Valley.

Phone: (03) 5472 3377

Daily bus services connecting Harcourt with Maldon, Chewton, Campbells Creek, North Castlemaine and Taradale. Charters available too. For pricing and timetable information, call their administrative office.

Phone: 5472 1455
3 Main Road, Chewton
& 40 Forest St, Castlemaine

Multiple PT services drop-off and pick-up from the bus stop near the corner of Market Street and the old Calder Highway.

Details and timetables are available from the Public transport Victoria website at ptv.vic.gov.au.

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