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Vaughan Springs

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Greville street, Vaughan VIC 3451

Features

Formerly a large gold rush town called "The Junction", Vaughan Springs was a favoured alluvial gold and market gardening area for Chinese miners.

Today you can visit the mineral springs and take a stroll along the beautiful Loddon River, sample the mineral water from provided taps or go for a swim, all to the beautiful sound of birds singing in the trees.

The spectacular park features several free electric barbecues, picnic tables, a gazebo, a giant slide, mineral spring taps, a miniature railway, swimming spots, a few great trees for climbing, scenic walks, a miniature railway within a fenced area (great for little kids), toilets and plenty of educational signs.

Children will have a great time playing on the giant slide! There is a sturdy wooden stair case to reach the slide as well as tyres to climb up the hill beside it. Please note that the slide is made of metal and can be very hot in summer, so if visiting in the hotter months be sure to bring a small blanket to sit on while sliding.

The creek is excellent for swimming and there's a concreted area with a paddle pool (subject to season/water levels).

Camping is available at the Upper Terrace Campground, which is a short walk up the hill from the day visitor area. No booking is required, there is no charge, and caravans can access the campground easily.


There are several walks you can take from the day visitor area. One short walk will bring you out high up on a rocky ledge, with spectacular views of the creek below - tread carefully and take care if you are afraid of heights!

Central Springs are a 1km (30 min) walk.
Glenluce Springs are a 3km (1.5 hrs) walk.

The incredible Goldfields Track is accessible by walkers and cyclists from the front gate, and walkers only from the day visit area. Destinations are:

Be sure to take a look through the historic Chinese Cemetery while you're there. It is located up at the entrance to the mineral springs, just follow the signs. Also of interest are the gorgeous waterfalls throughout the Victorian Goldfields!

Nearby Attractions




DID YOU KNOW...

  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • 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!
  • There are heaps of fantastic swimming spots throughout the Victorian Goldfields, including the Loddon River, Cairn Curran Reservoir, Laanecoorie, Turpins Falls, and many more!
  • 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.
 

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