When the concrete and commotion of the big city become too much, we recommend flocking a little further north to visit Victoria's buzzing hub of arts and events, known as the Regional Centre for Culture. The RCC spans the four shires surrounding Bendigo, Daylesford, Castlemaine and Maryborough – and we recommend that you try to explore as much of it as possible in the coming months.
Choosing a place to stay in these parts comes down to the type of holiday you’re after. Would you like to soak up the arty atmosphere of Castlemaine or embrace the bush around Marysborough? Is it a relaxing stay you’re after? Daylesford and Hepburn Springs have you sorted there. Travelling on a budget but want to skip the motel chain life? Not a problem. Whatever it is you’re looking for, we’ve found 12 accommodation options that show off this region’s charming hospitality scene.
For more insight into all the exciting festivals, events and surprises that the Regional Centre for Culture has in store, check out our ultimate guide to the RCC.