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Location: Vaughan Springs

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Fossicking for gold
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Fishing for trout, redfin, tench and blackfish is a popular activity along the Loddon River. A Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence is required unless the person is under 16 years of…

Mount Alexander Diggings Trail

This trail takes you to 19 heritage sites in and around the park. Self guided and guided tours are available from the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre. The tour takes you…

Great Dividing Trail

The Great Dividing Trail stretches along the top of the Great Dividing Range between Bendigo, Ballarat,Daylesford and Bacchus Marsh allowing walkers and tourists the time to savour central Victoria’s unique…


Camping is available at Vaughan Springs, Warburton Bridge and Chokem Flat campgrounds. All camping areas are suitable for tents and regular sized caravans.

Chokem Flat

Bookings No booking is required. Camping is on a first in, first-served basis. Facilities A fireplace is provided but no toilets are available at this basic bush camping area. Dogs…

Forest Creek Gold Mine

Discover how generations of miners won gold from the rich alluvial ground along Forest Creek. Pan for gold in the ancient riverbed that diggers once called 'The bank-till free to…

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Vaughan Springs

Vaughan Springs was formerly a large gold rush township called ‘The Junction’. It became a favoured alluvial gold and market gardening locality for Chinese miners. Today, it is a good…

Spring Gully Junction Mine

Spring Gully Junction Mine is the entry point for one of Victoria’s most intact collections of historic quartz mines. The area contains five mines, with well-preserved foundations and mullock heaps.…

Specimen Gully

The discovery of gold in this narrow valley started the great gold rush. There is a monument marking the discovery site and the remains of old gold workings pepper the…

Pennyweight Cemetery

Pennyweight Cemetery is Victoria’s most intact and evocative gold rush cemetery containing the marked graves of children and adults, including Chinese migrants who died in the early gold rush period.…

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