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Things to do in Marong

Posted 12/10/2022 in Things to do

Marong is a lovely little rural township on the Calder Highway, 13 km west of Bendigo, set along the scenic Bullock Creek. 

The town is home to several great parks, and some fascinating historic machinery on display. It's a great place to visit while exploring the Bendigo area, or to spend a quiet weekend away.

Check out the following list for some great things to do while you're in Marong. 

Malone Park Playground, Picnic and Sports Grounds, Marong

Malone Park is a beautiful public space in the heart of Marong which features extensive sports facilities, a children's playground, a modern picnic area, a scenic creek, a historic railway bridge, and plenty of grassy areas for recreation and relaxation.

Bullock Creek is a stunning feature of the park, lined with lush ornamental trees and providing plenty of quiet spots to sit and relax. During winter and spring, the banks of the creek are covered with a sea of pretty clovers.

Find out more about Malone Park in Marong. 

Historic Ploughs, Marong

Two interesting historic ploughs stand on display in the centre of Marong, situated between the two sides of Marong-Serpentine Road on a large dividing strip. 

These ploughs were used locally in the early 20th century, and were donated to the Marong Shire in 1990.

Find out more about the Historic Ploughs in Marong.

Bullock Campground, Marong

This basic bush campground is set at an old distillery site in the bushland off Bullock Road, between Lockwood and Marong. 

Several features of the old distillery are still present, including brick ruins and multiple vats. 

The campground is located right beneath the small and scenic Green Gully Reservoir, where visitors can enjoy bushwalking and birdwatching. Several old wooden picnic tables and informal fire pits are scattered through a clear, gravel area. 

Find out more about Bullock Campground in Marong. 

Playground and Pioneer Memorial, Marong

This small playground is located along High Street, Marong and features a wave slide, a basket swing and a bench seat. 

There's a pioneer memorial alongside the play area, which consists of a wishing well and two stone cairns. 

Find out more about the Playground and Pioneer Memorial in Marong.

Marong Cemetery

The small Marong Cemetery is an interesting place to wander through, as it is the final resting place of Richard Oates - co finder of the world's largest alluvial gold nugget, the Welcome Stranger

Find out more about the Marong Cemetery.

The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion

Visit the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, situated just outside Marong, and explore the visitors centre and beautiful Peace Park on a walking tour. 

Find out more about the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion near Marong.

Accommodation at Marong

If you're looking to turn your trip to the area into a weekend stay, there are some great options for accommodation in Marong. 

Check out the Big4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park, or head out for some bush camping at Bullock Campground just out of town. 




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