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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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Great Dividing Trail

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Location: Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

Castlemaine Diggings

2 years ago from Wayne

Location: Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

Great Dividing Trail

2 years ago from Wayne

Location: Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

Great Dividing Trail

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Location: Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

Vaughan Mineral Spring

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Location: Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

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Fossicking for gold
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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.

How to get there

Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park is about 120kms north of Melbourne. Turn off the Calder Highway at Elphinstone and travel 13kms through Chewton to Castlemaine. The Park can also be accessed via the Pyrenees and Midland Highways. A regular rail service runs between Melbourne and Bendigo stopping at Castlemaine.

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Facilities Summary

  • Campsites
  • Electric/Gas BBQ
  • Toilet

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Park Statistics

Established

October 2002

Area

7550ha

Contact information

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