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Dead Dog Gully Alluvial Gold Workings

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Alongside Burns Street, Spring Gully VIC 3550. Best accessed from an unnamed road which turns off into the bush from Burns Street - see map.


Dead Dog Gully is located right between Spring Gully and Golden Gully on Burns Street, and is part of Bendigo Regional Park. 

This gully, contrary to its name, is a beautiful dry creek bed with interesting formations in the clay walls and attractive layers of bedrock in many parts of the gully floor. During spring the gully is decorated with wattle flowers. After heavy rains there may be water in the creek, but it is mostly dry.

This is a great place to go for a wander and explore, children will love clambering through the gully over stones and up the walls.

An interesting feature of the gully is the rusty remains of a classic car resting unexpectedly in the creek bed. 

A sign along Burns Street reads "Dead Dog Gully Alluvial Gold Workings" and as the name suggests, the land surrounding the gully is littered with shallow depressions and ravaged earth - the familiar remains of old gold mining efforts.

Prospecting is allowed in Bendigo Regional Park and there are lots of nooks and crannies in the gully for gold to collect after a big rain, so bring a gold pan or detector along for a look.


  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • 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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