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Go back to Victoria’s gold rush roots at Castlemaine Diggings where mining relics are scattered throughout the park.

Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park


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Location: Vaughan Springs

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Bird watching
Fossicking for gold
Long walk / Multi day walk
Medium walk / Day walk
Scenic drive
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From the remains of house sites and puddling machines to the gold mines and gullies that yielded up fortunes, Australia's first national heritage park harbours fascinating tales of a golden past and retains much of its gold-rush character. 

Spring wildflowers, scenic drives, bushwalking, cycling, guided tours and gold fossicking are some of the highlights. Nearby Maldon Historic Reserve also protects many interesting relics from the gold era.

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Facilities Summary

  • Campsites
  • Electric/Gas BBQ
  • Toilet

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October 2002



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