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Gold prospecting maps for Victoria's State and National Parks

Posted 31/07/2019 in Gold



Although most State and National Parks in Victoria are off limits for gold prospecting, some of them do have designated areas where prospecting is permitted. Parks Victoria provides a series of maps showing the designated prospecting areas within these parks, which include:
  • Beechworth Historic Park
  • Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park
  • Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park
  • Enfield State Park
  • Greater Bendigo National Park
  • Heathcote-Graytown National Park
  • Kara Kara National Park
  • Kooyoora State Park
  • Maldon Historic Area
  • Paddys Ranges State Park
  • Reef Hills State Park
  • Steiglitz Historic Park
  • Warrandyte State Park
  • Wychitella Nature Conservation Reserve
Links to the prospecting maps and some places of interest for these areas are provided on this page.

Please note that prospecting is also allowed in most crown land, state forests, many reserves and private property with the land owner's permission. The following prospecting maps only provide information for these State and National Parks managed by Parks Victoria. For more information about land access rules in the surrounding areas, take a look at this information provided by Earth Resources

You may also find the following links useful (or keep scrolling down to browse through the gold prospecting maps for Victoria's State and National Parks):

gold prospecting maps for victoria's state and national parks


Beechworth Historic Park

This map shows the designated areas where gold prospecting is permitted throughout the Beechworth Historic Park. This map also shows part of the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, which has its own prospecting map (link provided further down on this page).

Beechworth Historic Park Prospecting Map


Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

Gold prospecting is permitted throughout most of the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park, with only a few small areas off limits. The area around Castlemaine was the world's richest shallow alluvial goldfield and is filled with fascinating historical sites.

Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park Prospecting Map

Some places of interest throughout the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park include:

Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park

Gold prospecting is permitted in designated areas throughout the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park, which is located near Beechworth. 

A section of Reedy Creek passes through the designated prospecting area, so prospecting is permitted within this part of Reedy Creek but not in any other part, as Reedy Creek is on the list of rivers and streams where prospecting is not permitted.. 

Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park Prospecting Map


Enfield State Park

Gold prospecting is permitted within designated areas of the Enfield State Park. A map is provided within the Park Notes brochure for the park.

Enfield State Park - Park Note and Prospecting Map


Greater Bendigo National Park

Gold prospecting is permitted throughout most areas of the Greater Bendigo National Park / Bendigo Regional Park, with only a few areas off limits. 

Greater Bendigo National Park / Bendigo Regional Park Prospecting Map

Some places of interest in the area include:

Heathcote-Graytown National Park

Gold prospecting is permitted throughout most areas of the Heathcote-Graytown National Park, with only a few areas off limits.

Heathcote-Graytown National Park Prospecting Map


Kara Kara National Park

Gold prospecting is permitted in designated areas of the Kara Kara National Park. 

Kara Kara National Park Prospecting Map

Some places of interest in the area include:

Kooyoora State Park

Gold prospecting is permitted in designated areas throughout the Kooyoora State Park.

Kooyoora State Park Prospecting Map

Some places of interest in the area include:

Maldon Historic Area

Gold prospecting is permitted throughout most of the Maldon Historic Area, with only a few small areas off limits. 

Maldon Historic Area Prospecting Map

Some places of interest in the area include:

Paddys Ranges State Park

Gold prospecting is permitted in designated areas of Paddys Ranges State Park, located near Maryborough. 

Paddys Ranges State Park Prospecting Map

Some places of interest in the area include:

Reef Hills State Park

Gold prospecting is permitted within Reef Hills State Park, located at Benalla. 

Reef Hills State Park - Park Notes and Area Map


Steiglitz Historic Park

Gold panning is permitted within the park only in the section one kilometre downstream from the Meredith-Steiglitz 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. 

Parks Victoria - Panning for gold in Steiglitz Historic Park

Steiglitz Historic Park - Park Notes and Area Map (does not show location of gold panning area)


Warrandyte State Park

Gold prospecting is permitted within Warrandyte State Park in the bed of Andersons Creek.

Warrandyte State Park - Gold Heritage Walk and Area Map


Wychitella Nature Conservation Reserve

Gold prospecting is permitted within designated areas throughout the Wychitella Nature Conservation Reserve around Wedderburn. 

Wychitella Nature Conservation Reserve Prospecting Map




 

 

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