Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park
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- Established:October 2002
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.
Aboriginal Traditional Owners
Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria
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