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Steiglitz Historic Park

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Location: Steiglitz Historic Park

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Fossicking for gold
Medium walk / Day walk
Short walk

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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Panning for gold

Gold panning is permitted only in the section one kilometre downstream from the Meredith Road Bridge on Sutherlands Creek. Prospectors…

Walks from Steiglitz Courthouse

Deadman’s Loop - 5.4km, 1hr 45mins - Moderate to Difficult (yellow markers) Walk one kilometre south-west along Stawell Street to…

Visitor experiences

Facilities Summary

  • Electric/Gas BBQ
  • Information Shelter
  • Toilet
  • Gravel carpark

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Park Statistics

Established

April 1979

Area

425ha

Contact information

Call Parks Victoria on 13 1963

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