Plan your visit

How to get here

Google Map of castlemaine, victoria The Castlemaine Childrens’ Literature Festival is held in Castlemaine and various venues throughout Mount Alexander Shire.

Easily located in Central Victoria, the region is less than 90 minutes north-west of Melbourne and conveniently accessed by road and rail. Current Timetables are available from V/Line.

Sensational villages and towns are located close by, making the region an ideal base from which to explore Central Victoria, and of course the Grandaddy of the Gold rush, Bendigo is just up the road.

Where to stay?

There’s a wide range of accommodation available to suit every budget and taste, from boutique bijou to caravan parks with a view. A full range of options┬ácan be found on the Castlemaine-Maldon visitors website.

What else to do?

Castlemaine is also the perfect base from which to explore central Victoria.. While you are visiting for the festival:

For more information see the Castlemaine-Maldon visitors website.


Free parking is available at all venues.