Things to do in Malmsbury

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    Seymour, Australia47,814 contributions
    Constructed of rusticated and finely dressed bluestone, it is the largest masonry bridge in Victoria. When completed in 1862, it was Australia’s longest stone bridge. This magnificent bridge has five 18.3 metre spans, is 25 metres high, and carries two railway tracks over the Coliban River at Malmsbury.

    There are a couple of ways to see this... the first one is the follow the road until completion , but the road is really rough past the end of the street... and in fact, I stood watching a 4WD struggle to get out of there...or alternatively you can walk through the local Botanical Gardens and view it. I did both and each had their merits for taking photos.

    This bridge still has trains running over it.... which is amazing considering it's age. It is a testament to how it was built. It's also heritage listed which is as it should be.
    Written 26 June 2021
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    Seymour, Australia47,814 contributions
    This is the fourth botanic gardens I have visited in the area recently and again, it's a beautiful example of what a botanic gardens should be. It's easy to locate on the main road and there is ample parking. It features a lake, picnic areas, a BBQ area, informative signs, a children's playground and toilets. There is a great place to have a coffee directly across the road.

    There is something romantic about walking through gardens, like you should be walking through with your lover and just taking it all in. Alas, my lover is a long way away ...so he could not join me for this walk. Although he is always with me... so I guess it's about perspective.

    There are meandering pathways through the park and it's well worth stopping here for a stroll through the gardens.
    Written 26 June 2021
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  • kymnye2014
    Greater Melbourne, Australia188 contributions
    What lovely, helpful staff. Great range of antiques, bric-a-brac and new items.
    Based in a small town. Nice stop on the way through from Bendigo to Melbourne.
    Would definitely recommend.
    Written 11 September 2019
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    Seymour, Australia47,814 contributions
    As you drive into the station area, you need to do so carefully... the driveway into this area is deplorable. The car parking area is large, but with no delineated lines to indicate where to park. It doesn't appear to be a busy station so you will be sure to get a carpark here.

    From here you have no real access to the platform with the old station and that might be a good thing- rather than have vandalism take place, it has been fenced off. The building itself is quite a powerful representation of it's era... the views from here across the sweeping landscape are really quite stunning. THIS IS somewhere you want to be waiting for a train, so you can just lose yourself taking that view in.

    I would love to see what could be done with this station, the potential is there... and it appears to have had some use according to tracks into the old buildings. The station is currently operational but on the side opposite this beautiful building, which has been updated to current safety standards.
    Written 26 June 2021
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    Seymour, Australia47,814 contributions
    Malmsbury is a small village so you can't really miss beautiful buildings like this... you will see it even if you don't turn off the main road to look at it. It sits in an elevated position. If you take a moment to pull into the side road ( it is signposted for the church) then you will see a beautiful architectural building. And in fact, when you research it... it's made from local bluestone.

    The foundation stone was laid in 1861...but it didn't open until 1866. The cost was £3751... I love that they added that last dollar to the amount, but of that cost the community contributed half. The church was restored in 2000.

    It's quite a lovely church and you can wander around it at will, although with the Covid restrictions, like many other churches in Australia at the moment, you can't wander through it.
    Written 2 July 2021
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    Seymour, Australia47,814 contributions
    This was suggested to me by the staff at the Stables... she said to just follow the road that turns off to the Railway Station and I will find myself there... she indicated there are some amazing views from here. And the young lady was correct.

    Initially when you step out of your car, you focus on the engineering that is before you. I chatted briefly to a young chap near the gate who was holding back his two large dogs so they didn't greet me effusively. From here... I walked across the spillway and up the embankment to see what was there. The water was quite low for a reservoir, but the view up there shows the sweeping countryside before you... and that is a wonderful thing.

    There were locals walking their dogs around the pathways in the area... so it appears to have some amazing opportunities for people who like to walk.

    Constructed in 1865 the reservoir is now a domestic water supply, but there is more here than water supply. Right next to where you park your car, there are beautiful lawn areas and a BBQ so you can enjoy time here.
    Written 26 June 2021
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