Steiglitz Historic Park
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Situated between Geelong and Ballarat, Steiglitz is almost a ghost town today but in the 1860s and 1890s it was a busy goldmining township with hotels, shops, churches and a population of over 1000. At the height of the 1860s gold rush, Steiglitz township had more than 1500 residents, four hotels, a newspaper, a variety of shops and even an undertaker.
Now most of the town and its surroundings are included in the Steiglitz Historic Park. Enjoy a pleasant bushwalk, relax with a picnic or pan for gold. Of course, a trip to the park wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Steiglitz Court House, with its display of photographs, maps and relics of gold year. The court house is open on Sunday and public holidays, and at other times by arrangement.
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Popular things to do
Gold panning is permitted only in the section one kilometre downstream from the Meredith Road Bridge on Sutherlands Creek. Prospectors…
Deadman’s Loop - 5.4km, 1hr 45mins - Moderate to Difficult (yellow markers) Walk one kilometre south-west along Stawell Street to…
12 Oct 2014 10:00am-3:00pm
The Back to Steiglitz Association invite you to join them in celebrating a wonderful age old tradition. Once here you can go gold-panning, stroll the stalls and various historical displays, watch lace-making, enter competitions & raffles, book in for a historic walking tour, listen to the wandering musicians, enjoy olden…
26 Oct 2014 9:30am-10:30am
See the wonderful display of wildflowers including peas, daisies and tiny orchids and small birds. Stay for a picnic, walk around the old township or visit the Steiglitz Courthouse. Light refreshments will be provided following the walk. Public toilets available. This guided walk is run by Friends of Brisbane Ranges…
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