2022 Trail

Discover hidden treasures and luscious local secrets buried in the creative heartland of the Central Victoria. Wind your way through ten tiny towns over three wonderful days and explore our magical region through the eyes of the artists and innovators who call this place home.

Book a picnic hamper through Squirrel Gully Saffron in Dunolly, or a luxury picnic basket from The High Tea Mistress in Clunes, and get set to discover the unique artists, intimate galleries and delightful places tucked away in the tiny towns of the Central Goldfields and surrounds. Vote on your favourite portrait in the Tiny Towns 2022 People’s Choice Portrait Prize at Puzzleflat Art Gallery in Dunolly.

There is so much to explore on the Tiny Towns Arts Trail in 2022. Download map and list of participating artists here.

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ClunesTalbotMaryboroughAdelaide LeadAvocaDunollyBealibaSt ArnaudTarnagullaLaanecoorie


138 km north-west of Melbourne and 33 km north of Ballarat lies the tiny, bookish village of Clunes, a former gold mining town, nestled in the idyllic valley and rolling hills formed by the volcanic activity of the region’s ancient past.

Only 30 minutes Daylesford and Ballarat and an hour and...

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The quiet hamlet of Talbot comes alive every third Sunday of the month when visitors flock to the farmer’s market to pick up fresh produce, look for unique collectables and purchase artisan crafts from one of the local stallholders.

Talbot is pretty little town, with many beautifully restored...

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Although technically not a tiny town, Maryborough serves as a central hub to a number of tiny satellite towns across the Central Goldfields Shire and is home to the Central Goldfields Art Gallery, a public gallery with roots that run deep into the local community.

There are many established ...

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Adelaide Lead

Situated about 10km south of Maryborough, on the headwaters of the Timor Creek, Adelaide Lead is found between Alma and Possum Gully, Amherst and Talbot.  

Signs of the first inhabitants, the Dja Dja Warrung people, can be found in the present forest; particularly the rock wells they made in ...

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Nestled along the Avoca River, at the foothills of the Pyrenees mountain range, is the pretty little town of Avoca. Avoca has an active arts community and is home to the Gallery 127 at the historic railway station.

The gallery, which forms part of the Avoca Community Arts and Gardens hub, pr...

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Located in the Central Goldfields Shire, approximately 20 minutes by car from the regional centre of Maryborough, is the former Gold Rush town of Dunolly. Known as Lea Kuribur by the Dja Dja Wurrung, today Dunolly is home to a vibrant, thriving, creative community and serves as a central hub for...

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Laanecoorie (Eddington and Eastville)

Like many goldfield towns Laanecoorie was once a thriving rural centre, supporting a large population of people who came to the region seeking their fortune during Victorian the gold rush. Rising up along the Loddon River, the area was part of the vast region of traditional land occupied by the ...

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At the southern end of Loddon Shire is the township of Tarnagulla, once known for having the highest concentration of large gold nuggets in the world. Over the years the town’s fortunes have ebbed and flowed. In its heyday, and even up as far as the 1980s, Tarnagulla was a hub for the local dist...

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Approximately 25 kilometres from Dunolly and 47 Kilometres from Maryborough, on the outer edges of the Central Goldfields shire, is the tiny town of Bealiba. Bealiba is home to an active farming community and is quietly becoming a haven for artists and creatives. 

The name Bealiba is Indige...

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St Arnaud

With its picturesque heritage street scape and Silo Art right on the doorstep of the Pyrenees wine region, St Arnaud is fast establishing itself as a notable destination for lovers of art and culture.

Boasting a vibrant network of artists, musicians and performers, the town has embraced the ...

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