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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.


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

Other resources

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.

    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.



    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

    Mistletoes of the Castlemaine District

    Native Street Trees and Shrubs of Castlemaine

    Rare & Endangered Species of the Castlemaine District

    Significant Trees in the Castlemaine Botanic Gardens

    Rushes of Castlemaine

    Other resources

    Plant lists may not appear on this page as they may be incorporated into Castlemaine Flora in which case there will be a link to the page that generates plant lists

    Kalimna Park Indigenous Plant List

    Mount Alexander Plant List

    Muckleford Forest Plant List

    One Tree Hill Plant List

    Sandon Forest Plant List

    Wattle Flat Plant List

    Castlemaine Cemetery 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

    Other resources

    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.


    Geological Features of the Castlemaine District