Holiday houses in Maldon

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Popular amenities for Maldon holiday rentals

Stay near Maldon's top sights

Victorian Goldfields Railway Maldon Station3 locals recommend
Le Sel9 locals recommend
The Kangaroo Hotel11 locals recommend
Mount Tarrengower Lookout11 locals recommend
Maldon IGA4 locals recommend
Miss Pritchard's Pantry4 locals recommend

Quick stats about holiday rentals in Maldon

  • Total rentals

    40 properties

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    10 properties have a dedicated workspace

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    10 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    20 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    2K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $47 AUD before taxes and fees

Your guide to Maldon

All About Maldon

All that glitters really is gold in Maldon, which is located around a 1.5 hour drive northwest of Melbourne. A living testament to Australia’s gold mining history, Maldon has National Trust heritage status. Between its railway station, old post office, churches, and pretty shop fronts that line the town centre, walking around here is like taking a step back in time. Look a little closer though, and behind the painted brick 19th century facades you’ll find cafes, art galleries, and independent shops, each with distinct character. The history of the Victoria Goldfields looms large here — ride an old-world steam train to nearby Castlemaine, or explore the mines on a candlelit tour.

Old-fashioned sweet shops and antique stores are brimming with treasures and homegrown produce abounds at the bi-weekly farmers’ market. Maldon also plays host to colourful local festivals throughout the year, dedicated to local food, antiques, and folk music.


The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Maldon

The weather in Maldon is temperate all year round, with hot, sunny summers, crisp but mild winters, and relatively little rain compared to other parts of the country. Expect high heat and plenty of fellow visitors in January and February. The Maldon Taste of Gold and Maldon Twilight Food & Wine Festival are also two good reasons to come during the summer months, as the town transforms into a foodie’s paradise. Come in autumn for moderate temperatures, mostly dry conditions, and a quieter atmosphere. Spring and winter can be rainier, although sunny days are still likely. Come in spring for the Easter Festival, August for the Maldon Folk Festival, and October to grab a gem at the Maldon Antiques & Collectibles Fair.


Top things to do in Maldon

Carman's Tunnel

When in Maldon, do as the miners did and head down into the depths of Carman's Tunnel gold mine. Here, it’s always dark, the temperature is on the cool side, and the only way to get around is to follow a guide, your path lit by the warm flicker of a candle. Learn about the history of the area and mining techniques, and hear stories from the gold rush days.

Mount Towengower

Hike the eight-kilometre loop to the top of Mount Towengower, where an imposing lookout tower stands tall on the mountain peak. Climb to the top and you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views over the surrounding mountains. This landmark has been standing since 1923, and is a particularly scenic spot for a picnic.

Steam Train

Ride the Victorian Goldfields Railway from Maldon to Castlemaine, a living relic of the gold rush and golden age of rail travel. Roll down the windows in your private compartment and listen to the whistle blow as you wind through the Victorian countryside. If you’re feeling ritzy, opt for first class tickets and get comfy in the Edwardian and Art Deco parlour carts.

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