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Steiglitz Historic Park

Steiglitz Township
from Garry Hope
Steiglitz first Cemetery 1854-1860
from Garry Hope
Former General Store Steiglitz
from Garry Hope
Sutherlands Creek Steiglitz
from Garry Hope
Steiglitz London Bridge
from Garry Hope
Old wrecks Steiglitz
from Garry Hope
H.Ellis Draper & Outfitter store Steiglit
from Garry Hope
Beautiful private house Steiglitz
from Garry Hope
St Paul's Church of England
from Garry Hope
Scott's Hotel & Sutherlands Bridge
from Garry Hope
Steiglitz Historic Park
from Wayne

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Park Statistics

  • Established:April 1979
  • Area:425ha
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.

Getting there

Steiglitz Historic Park is about 80km west of Melbourne. Take the Princes Highway to Werribee and follow the signs for about 40km to Anakie and Steiglitz. Alternatively, approach from Geelong, Bacchus Marsh or Ballan.

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

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  • Steiglitz Township Take a walk around the old township of Steiglitz. Signs show where shops and other buildings once stood.Two churches, a…

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