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Ten fascinating self-guided tours in the Victorian Goldfields

Self-guided tours are a fantastic way to explore the history and features of Victoria's significant Goldfields region! Explore the discovery site of the world-famous Welcome Stranger, the world's larg...
Posted 06/07/2020 in Things to do
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Places to find gold in Victoria's Golden Triangle

If you are looking for places in Victoria's Golden Triangle to find gold, this list provides some popular areas to get you started where gold detecting, panning or sluicing is permitted and gold is st...
Posted 23/06/2020 in Gold
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Historical Gold Maps of the New South Wales Goldfields

This list of maps links to historical maps for various towns and regions throughout the New South Wales goldfields. These maps have been selected because they display useful information regarding the ...
Posted 22/06/2020 in Gold
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Six amazing adventures in the Victorian Goldfields

Looking for your next adventure? There are some seriously unbelievable places tucked away throughout the Victorian Goldfields! Some of these are tough to get to, some are a little dangerous, but all o...
Posted 31/05/2020 in Places
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Goldfields Guide's Six Waterfall Challenge

Looking for an epic adventure in Victoria? Why not have a go at visiting six beautiful waterfalls in one day with Goldfields Guide's Six Waterfall Challenge! There is a big triangle of waterfalls acro...
Posted 26/05/2020 in Things to do
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Paddy the Prospector heads into town

Shoppers were fighting and carrying on Over packets of dunny rolls Shelves were half empty, the cashiers wore masks things looked way outta control
Posted 14/03/2020 in Miscellaneous
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The following collection of incidents were printed in newspapers across Australia during the 1850s, and tell of tragic accidents where miners were literally buried alive.
Posted 22/01/2020 in History
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Hidden history around Maryborough, Victoria

Maryborough is filled with significant remnants of a bygone era. Grand gold rush architecture is a striking feature of the town, and long-forgotten relics are scattered through the region. This list t...
Posted 30/12/2019 in History
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21 amazing day trips from Victoria's Central Goldfields

Do you live in Victoria's Central Goldfields? Check out this collection of 21 amazing day trips and start planning your next adventure! Discover nearby waterfalls, caves, swimming spots, historical si...
Posted 28/11/2019 in Adventure
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Surfacing in the Victorian Goldfields

During the gold rush, miners stripped large areas of shallow gold-rich ground down to the bedrock and processed the earth they removed using equipment such as tubs, cradles, puddling machines and slui...
Posted 17/08/2019 in Gold
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Online resources for researching gold prospecting locations

The following list provides links to a range of online resources which are useful for anyone researching places to go gold prospecting as well as the history of gold in Victoria / Australia.
Posted 07/08/2019 in Gold
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$100 treasure hunt, Maryborough VIC

Got a metal detector handy around Maryborough VIC this weekend? Try your luck at digging up a hundred bucks! We have buried a dominoes tin containing $100 in a small bushland reserve just outside Mary...
Posted 02/08/2019 in Things to do
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Gold prospecting maps for Victoria's State and National Parks

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 prospe...
Posted 31/07/2019 in Gold
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Spectacular rocky outcrops of the Victorian Goldfields

Rocky peaks, massive boulders and beautiful scenery are stunning features of the many impressive outcrops across the Victorian Goldfields. Wander among these gigantic awe inspiring rocks, explore the ...
Posted 03/06/2019 in Places
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Best bushwalks in the Victorian Goldfields

The beautiful, varied landscape of the Victorian Goldfields provides countless fantastic settings for bushwalkers to enjoy. Along with the epic 210 km Goldfields Track, you can take many scenic walks ...
Posted 27/05/2019 in Things to do
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Lone Graves of the Goldfields

Lone graves are a fascinating feature of the Victorian Goldfields, and along with the region's historical cemeteries they provide an interesting glimpse into the past. Some lone graves come about beca...
Posted 25/05/2019 in History
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