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Gold prospecting in the Victorian Goldfields

Guide to prospecting in the Victorian Goldfields - a popular destination for gold prospectors, with many of the world's largest alluvial gold nuggets found in the area (including the famous Welcome St...
Posted 16/04/2018 in Things to do
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Beautiful lookouts of the Victorian Goldfields

From iconic poppet head lookout towers to panoramic hillside views, there are so many stunning lookouts across the Victorian Goldfields. Discover new places where you can look down over waterfalls, mi...
Posted 13/04/2018 in Things to do
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Best campgrounds in the Victorian Goldfields

Camping is a great way to explore the Victorian Goldfields. Many campgrounds are located close to interesting attractions and historic sites, and the Goldfields region is certainly not lacking in fasc...
Posted 10/04/2018 in Places
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Fascinating cemeteries of the Victorian Goldfields

Along with the gold rush in the 1850's came the inevitable establishment of cemeteries. Some cemeteries are still in use today, others have been long abandoned. Take a look through this list of the mo...
Posted 10/04/2018 in Places
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Abandoned mines of the Victorian Goldfields

Mineshafts and mullock heaps are an extremely common sight throughout the bushland of the goldfields, and you can regularly come across abandoned mine tunnels, discarded boilers, machinery site founda...
Posted 10/04/2018 in Gold
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Beautiful buildings of the Goldfields

Some particularly charming buildings have endured amazingly well over the years and are still hidden away throughout the Victorian Goldfields, quiet testaments to the region's thriving history. Take a...
Posted 10/04/2018 in Places
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The treacherous Black Forest, Victoria

Notorious for its terrible roads and the threat of assault and robbery by bushrangers, the Black Forest gained a fearsome reputation. The road from Melbourne to the famed Mt Alexander and Bendigo digg...
Posted 09/04/2018 in Places
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Puddling machines of the Victorian Goldfields

Puddling machines, or "puddlers" were pioneered on the Victorian goldfields in 1854. This technology was developed as an affordable way of processing gold-bearing clay on a large scale. Puddling machi...
Posted 04/04/2018 in Gold
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The Welcome Stranger gold nugget

The Welcome Stranger was unearthed in Moliagul VIC in 1869, and is the largest alluvial gold nugget ever found. Discovered by John Deason and Richard Oates, the Welcome Stranger fetched a whopping £1...
Posted 03/04/2018 in Gold
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The Victorian Goldfields

The impact of the Victorian gold rush is strongly evident in the towns of the Goldfields as well as scattered throughout the surrounding bushland.
Posted 02/04/2018 in Things to do
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Visit Laanecoorie, Victoria

Laanecoorie is a beautiful little town within the Loddon Shire, well known for the gorgeous Laanecoorie Reservoir and the fantastic picnic, camping and recreation facilities which surround it.
Posted 02/04/2018 in Things to do
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Best fenced playgrounds in the Victorian Goldfields

When it comes to taking small children/toddlers out for a play at the park, a simple fence can make a world of difference! Parents are able to relax while their children play in a safe area, fenced of...
Posted 03/02/2018 in Things to do
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Waterfalls of the Goldfields

There are so many beautiful waterfalls to explore throughout the Victorian Goldfields! Explore the stunning basalt gorge at Loddon Falls, relax in the shady rockpools beneath Sailors Falls, discover g...
Posted 29/01/2018 in Things to do
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Visit Maldon, Victoria's grand and gorgeous gold town

Maldon is one of the top destinations to explore within the Victorian Goldfields, with so much to discover and experience. Visit this picturesque little town and take a candlelit tour of an undergroun...
Posted 28/01/2018 in Things to do
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Mining ruins and relics throughout the Central Goldfields

Gold puddlers, cornish boilers, cyanide vats, mine shafts, mine tunnels, battery sites, and monuments commemorating significant gold discoveries can be found hidden away throughout the Box Ironbark fo...
Posted 27/01/2018 in Things to do
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Captain Melville, the Bushranger of Melville Caves

Calling himself Captain Francis Melville and posing as a gentleman, he reached Victoria about October 1851 and by December had turned bushranger. He claimed leadership of the Mount Macedon gang that w...
Posted 08/09/2017 in People
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