Gold panning is permitted only in the section one kilometre downstream from the Meredith Road Bridge on Sutherlands Creek. Prospectors with a miner’s right are permitted to use pans, cradles and hand tools within the creek bed only. Please protect the creek bank environment.
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
Deadman’s Loop - 5.4km, 1hr 45mins - Moderate to Difficult (yellow markers) Walk one kilometre south-west along Stawell Street to the creek. Follow the creek bed on western side approximately 750 metres and locate orange markers where a small waterfall joins the creek. Follow the markers north-west through bushland, turning…
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15 Mar 2014 9:00am - 16 Mar 2014 5:00pm
The Back to Steiglitz community art group will have an exhibition in St Paul's church, Steiglitz. There will be 4 artists displaying their works in a variety of mediums and styles. Historic buildings will be open to the public. The Back to Steiglitz group will provide food and drinks for…
27 Feb 2014
Improved access to Victoria’s parks for people with a disability is being celebrated during Parks Week from 3-9 March 2014. Parks Victoria Chief Executive Bill Jackson said some innovative strategies were helping people with limited mobility to get out and enjoy Victoria’s parks and connect with nature. “A growing body…