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Butts Reserve

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Mt Tarrengower Road, Maldon VIC 3463

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Butts Reserve is a great free campground beneath Mt Tarrengower, which enjoys a peaceful bushland setting and plenty of room for tents, caravans and RVs. 

Maldon is one of the top destinations to explore within the Victorian Goldfields, with so much to discover and experience. 

To this day Maldon has a gorgeous 19th century appearance, preserved, maintained and restored since the gold rush era.

View of Maldon from Anzac Hill

When you visit this picturesque little town you can take a heritage steam train ride with Victorian Goldfields Railway, enjoy views over the town from several fantastic vantage points, explore the impressive remains of multiple mine sites, wander through markets, museums and quaint cafes/stores, and so much more!

Butts Reserve makes a fantastic place to set up camp and explore the many incredible natural and historical features of Maldon, Victoria. 

Free camping at Butts Reserve in Maldon

This well equipped free campground features picnic tables, wood fire barbecues, bins, toilets, and water taps along the back of the toilet block. 

There is also a large undercover area with a concrete floor located separate to the picnic area. 

Campsites are scattered through a lightly treed area and surrounded by hillsides of huge boulders. 

These rocky slopes are great for kids to climb!

This campsite is accessible by 2wd vehicles and caravans.

Mount Tarrengower Lookout Tower

If you continue up the mountain from Butts Reserve on Mt Tarrengower Road, you will soon come to the Mt Tarrengower Lookout, a massive tower built from an old mining poppet head which offers panoramic views over Maldon and the surrounding areas.


Established in 1980, the Prospectors and Miners Association of Victoria is a voluntary body created to protect the rights and opportunities of those who wish to prospect, fossick or mine in the State of Victoria, Australia.

You can support the PMAV in their fight to uphold these rights by becoming a member. You'll also gain access to exclusive publications, field days, prospecting tips, discounts and competitions.

Check out the PMAV website for more information.


  • 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 fascinating things to discover. 
  • There are hundreds of fantastic barbecue areas throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Some are in parks/playgrounds, others are scattered throughout the bush. Many barbecue areas are located alongside amazing attractions and walks, so go out for a barbecue and get exploring!
  • Kids love to climb! There are plenty of places throughout the Goldfields with great trees, rocks, fallen logs and more for kids to climb up, around and over.
  • Gold prospecting is the recreational act of searching for natural gold deposits in the ground using tools such as gold detectors, gold pans and gold sluices. The Goldfields region of Victoria is a popular destination for gold prospectors, with many of the world's largest alluvial gold nuggets found in the area!


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