Newstead is a very small town just before the traveler reaches Castlemaine. Newstead is a strip township that has some nice features and is worth stopping at.

Newstead has many festivals and folk events and is in the centre of the golden triangle, close to many tourist attractions and events.

There are two bits to Newstead. Here is the first;the Catholic Church The Railway Hotel and the War Memorial.


And here is the second;

Each year Newstead holds a folk music festival with artists coming from all around Australia and some from overseas. As well as 'Chopped' magazine holding their annual, Chopped Rod & Custom show, which brings traditional style rods and custom cars from all over Australia into the town for a weekend.

The Loddon River that flows through the town has caused a levee bank to be built in 1912 which has stopped the town from flooding several times.

The old courthouse has now become the Newstead historical society and holds all of Newstead history and plans.

Newstead has a classic ranch style Pub.

The United Church in Newstead is old and an heritage building.          

As stated, when passing through some of the cafes look really good.

Heritage diary




Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course