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Louisa Dam and Gold Puddler

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M110 Track, Daisy Hill VIC 3465

Dam is alongside the M110 Track, between Wells Track and Centenary Track

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  • Pretty dam
  • Remains of gold puddler
This little dam is a pretty spot during the early spring when it's full of water and bordered by wattle trees and wildflowers. It is located in the bush between Maryborough and Daisy Hill.


To the right of the dam, when looking on from the M110 Track, you will find the remains of a gold puddling machine. 

Gold puddlers are significant relics from the Victorian gold rush - gold prospecting is allowed in this area, however it is important that you do not disturb the puddler itself as it is a historical feature which must be preserved.


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.


  • 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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