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The Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club produces a range of brochures to help you explore our region. These showcase the rich variety of bushland, parklands, fauna and flora, geological features and historical sites of the Castlemaine district. Many of these brochures are available in the Information Centre, Mostyn Street, Castlemaine or can be downloaded from this web page.

Explore the region in your own time and use the many resources on this website to help identify the flora and fauna you see on the way.

Click on the links below to download a printable version of these guides.


A Walk from Chinamans Point to Expedition Pass

A Walk from the Garfield Wheel to Expedition Pass

A Walk in Dead Horse Gully, Norwood Hill

A Walk in Kaweka Wildflower Reserve

A Walk to Smith’s Reef from the Gowar School

A Walk to the Botanic Gardens via Kalimna Reserve

Muckleford Forest Walk to the Red White and Blue Mine

Walking in the Mount Alexander Shire

Flora including Weeds


Castlemaine Cemetery Plant List

Castlemaine Chewton Native Plants

Castlemaine Plants for Castlemaine Gardens

Common Native Grasses

Common Orchids of the Castlemaine District

Egg and Bacon Peas of the Central Goldfields

Eucalypts of the Castlemaine District

Ferns of Mt Alexander Shire

Kalimna Park Indigenous Plant List

Mistletoes of the Castlemaine District

Mount Alexander Plant List

Muckleford Forest Plant List

Native Street Trees and Shrubs of Castlemaine

One Tree Hill Plant List

Rare & Endangered Species of the Castlemaine District

Sandon Forest Plant List

Significant Trees in the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens

Rushes of Castlemaine

Wattle Flat Plant List

Cootamundra Wattle Harms Our Local Natives

Distinguishing between Needle Grasses and Native Grasses


Weed List for Castlemaine District

What to do if you find Needle Grass


Bird List of the Mt Alexander Shire

Where to Find Birds in Mt Alexander Shire


Geological Features of the Castlemaine District

Other guides to walks in our region

  • A walk on the Kalimna Circuit Track

The Friends of Kalimna Park have produced an interpretive guide for the Kalimna Circuit Track which you can download here.

  • Birdwatching for beginners, Forest Creek, Castlemaine

Connecting Country in conjunction with our club and Birdlife Castlemaine District have produced a guide for a beginners’ bird walk along Forest Creek, Castlemaine with QR codes for bird and habitat information at each of several sites along the track. The guide can be downloaded here.

  • Twenty bushwalks in the Mount Alexander region

The Friends of Box Ironbark Forests have produced this excellent book to encourage visitors and residents to explore and appreciate our local bushlands.  The book is available from the Friends group online or from local bookstores.