How to get to Newstead:
Whispering Gums Motel (official accommodation sponsor of NSST event)
Address: 63 Lyons st, Newstead Phone: 03 5476 2533
Newstead Race Course –see camping page for full details and pictures
Address: McNabb Rd, Newstead (main entry)
To book phone: Newstead RTC on 5476 2360, or call festival organisers on 0409685621
Castlemaine Visitors Centre (03) 5471 1795 http://www.maldoncastlemaine.com.au/
Daylesford Visitors Centre (03) 5321 6123 http://visitdaylesford.com.au/
Central Goldfields Info Centre (03) 5460 4511 http://www.visitmaryborough.com.au
Maldon Visitor’s Centre (03)5475 2569 http://www.maldoncastlemaine.com.au/
Clunes Booktown 2015 takes place in Clunes (30 mins drive from Newstead ) on the weekend of theNewstead Tattoo– May 1, 2, 3, 2015. This international standard festival features the biggest collection of rare, out-of-print and second hand books in South East Asia, check the link for more details http://www.booktown.clunes.org/ . Newstead Short Story Tattoo is the official “fringe events”
Newstead Football Netball Club — whilst relaxing between Tattoo events, why not have a look at the local footy or netball– Newstead’s new clubrooms are imporessive and luckily for visitors Newstead has a home game the weekend (Saturday May 2) of the festival (against arch rivals Carisbrook!) and this is always a tough and mighty affair — check the club website here www.nfnc.net.au for more details and information.
DIG Cafe –the offical eatery of the Newstead Tattoo in 2015, this cafe has a stellar reputation. Whether wanting a main meal, or coffee and cake, DIG’s menu is exceptional. Located on the main street of Newstead, DIG is the place to be — call 54762744 (bookings recommended).
Lake Cairn Curran, empty a few years back, the lake is now partially full and offers an ideal backdrop for fishing, boating, canoes, as well as being home to exceptional birdlife and bush walks.
Maldon, Victoria’s first notable town, has an unspoiled main street where one can nose through bookshops, taste goodies at the bakery, and have a cuppa at one of the many cafes
Welshmans Reef Vineyward and Winery, the official wine sponsor of the Newstead tattoo, is up on the hill, situated on the Maldon– Newstead Road in Welshmans Reef. There are regular cellar tastings and sales. Check before you go by calling 54762733.
Newstead is situated in Jaara Country (Dja Dja Wrung)