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Castlemaine 3450, VIC


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Castlemaine:

Population: 6,797(2006)
Established: 1851
Postcode: 3450
Elevation: 310.9 m (1,020 ft)
Location:
  • 119 km (74 mi) from Melbourne
  • 38 km (24 mi) from Bendigo
  • Local Government Area: Shire of Mount Alexander
    State District: Bendigo West
    Federal Division: Bendigo
    Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
    20.2 °C 6.7 °C 558.4 mm

    Castlemaine is a city in Victoria, Australia, in the Goldfields region of Victoria about 120 kilometres northwest by road from Melbourne, and about 40 kilometres from the major provincial centre of Bendigo. It is the administrative and economic centre of the Shire of Mount Alexander. The population at the 2006 Census was 6,797.

    It was named by chief goldfield commissioner, Captain W. Wright in honour of his Irish uncle, Viscount Castlemaine.

    Castlemaine began as a gold rush boomtown in 1851, it has since become a major regional centre known for its industrial and cultural institutions including the oldest continuously operating theatre in mainland Australia, the Theatre Royal.

    Old Castlemaine Gaol Ghost Tour more_vert
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    Go deep within its sandstone walls to discover the ghost of John Duffus, the last man hanged onsite. Visit the cell of Australian serial killer Peter Dupas and the restless spirits of 10 prisoners buried within the walls so their souls could never rest on this 2-hour ghost tour.

    Join this 2-hour ghost tour and explore the historical old Castlemaine Gaol.

    Perched atop a hill, the imposing Old Castlemaine Gaol serves as a warning to those below. Go deep within its sandstone walls to discover the ghost of John Duffus, the last man hanged onsite. Visit the cell of Australian serial killer Peter Dupas and the restless spirits of 10 prisoners buried within the walls so their souls could never rest.

    This 2-hour ghost tour is mostly indoors with moderate walking, some steps and a very high level of paranormal activity.

    • $34.00
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