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Sandfly Road, Whipstick VIC 3556

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This pretty dam within the Greater Bendigo National Park is a great spot for gold prospecting, bushwalking and birdwatching. 

During spring, wattle flowers decorate the scenery. The dam is likely to be dry during the warmer the months of the year. 

Please note that there are no visitor facilities here, but this is a great spot to bring a picnic blanket and have a packed lunch by the water. 

To the north-east of the dam, there is a section of private property - you can see the area on Google Maps which is privately owned (the Greater Bendigo National Park is shaded green, the private property is blank). 

Take care to avoid this area when bushwalking and gold prospecting around Sandfly Road Dam. 

Camping is available nearby at Notley Campground and Rush Dam

Other points of interest nearby include Shadbolts Picnic Area and Old Tom Mine



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.


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