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Oriental Claims Historic Area

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Park Statistics

  • Established:December 1979
  • Area:68.2ha
Barbeque
Camp fires
Dog walking
Fossicking for gold
Picnicking
Short walk

The Oriental Claims Historic Area reminds us of a time when this gold rich part of the high country showed sufficient promise to encourage pioneers to forge out an existence in remote mountainous areas. At its peak, the Oriental Claims was one of the largest gold sluicing operations in the world.

Take a short walk around the area and discover the mining relics, caves and sites.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Gunaikurnai and Jaithmathang identify the Oriental Claims Historic Area as their Traditional Country.

Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

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  • Walking Walks around the Oriental Claims1. Ah Fongs Loop – 45 minutes returnCrossing the Dry Gully Bridge, this leisurely walk takes…

  • Oriental Claims Picnic Area Toilet, tables, BBQs and fireplaces are provided at the picnic area beside Dry Gully Creek. A display board details stories…

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