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Fun in the water

10 months ago from Parks Victoria

Location: Expedition Pass Reservoir

Panorama of Camp site... to the west..

4 years ago from andrewb

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…


Camping is available at Vaughan Springs, Warburton Bridge and Chokem Flat campgrounds. All camping areas are suitable for tents and regular sized caravans. There are no bookings or fees. Campgrounds…

Expedition Pass Reservoir

Expedition Pass Reservoir sits below the pass named by Major Mitchell when he led his expedition through the hills in 1836. The reservoir was built in 1868 and was fed…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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.…

Garfield Wheel

This site contains the stone foundations of one of the world’s largest water wheels. The 24-metre diameter water wheel had 220 wrought-iron buckets and revolved once every 55 seconds. It…

Eureka Reef

Eureka Reef boasts some of the earliest quartz mining relics in Victoria including a massive exposed quartz reef, foundations of Cornish crushing batteries and a mining village. Aboriginal rock wells…

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