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Maryborough Water Pipeline Track

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Water Pipeline Track, Maryborough VIC 3465

Features

  • Good 4wd track
  • Lots of puddles and mud in wet weather
  • Crosses several other tracks of interest
The Water Pipeline Track is a dirt road which travels in a perfectly straight line for 4.5km through the bush outside Maryborough. It begins from Centenary Track and stretches over Majorca Road and all the way out past Talisman Track near Carisbrook. It is a service road for the water pipes running from Centenary Reservoir.

The Water Pipeline Track, known locally as the pipeline, is a constantly undulating road which collects a lot of water in its many low points during wet seasons. This makes it a great, muddy road for four wheel drives.

Some of the puddles along the track have deep ruts in them, so take care if you are attempting to drive through them (best suited for higher cars with big tyres). Please note that while crossing Majorca Road on the Water Pipeline Track you will be crossing right near a corner in a 100km/h zone.

The Water Pipeline Track crosses several other tracks of interest, including Wells Track (where you will find the Bull Gully Aboriginal Rock Wells), Graves Track (where you will find the historic Battery Dam mining/distillery relics), Argyle Road (also good for 4wd), and Talisman Track (site of historic Talisman Mine).

There are also a lot of interesting old gold diggings alongside the track, consisting of many mine shafts and mullock heaps. Several significant gold nuggets were discovered in this area during the gold rush of the mid 1800s. You can find a historic cairn commemorating one such discovery (a 537oz nugget) nearby at the Craigie State Forest Dam and Walking Track.



DID YOU KNOW...

  • 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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