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Darky's Hut

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Off Davies Lane and Jones Track, Maldon VIC 3463

Features

  • Fascinating stone hut
  • Small picnic table (indoors, will likely be dusty)
  • Spectacular views
  • Gold prospecting
Sitting atop a beautiful rocky hill within the Maldon Historic Area lies a fascinating stone hut known as Darky's Hut, established in 1984 - Darky was a local resident of Maldon. A short wander around the top of the hill reveals extensive and beautiful views. Be wary of mine shafts and uneven, rocky terrain if wandering around off the track.

Darky's Hut has one large open room and another smaller room. A red picnic table sits in the centre of the main room, as well as a fireplace/cooker, bench and an old sink. If you plan on using this picnic table, bring something to clean it off with first as it will likely be quite dusty.

The road to Darky's Hut is not marked on the map, but it is easy to find. See the image gallery above for a map indicating which way to go. Two unmarked tracks fork off from the Jones Track and Davies Lane intersection - one heads downhill to the right, the other heads up hill to the left. You want to take the left side heading up the hill to reach Darky's Hut at the top. The hut is partly built into the side of the hill, only coming into full view once you have followed the track almost all the way over to its entrance. 

The gorgeous Rock of Ages - a spectacular rocky outcrop on Mt Mooral overlooking Maldon and the surrounding countryside, is only a few minutes drive, or a 25 minute (2 km) walk, from Darky's Hut.
 
The town of Maldon has a gorgeous 19th century appearance, maintained since the gold rush days. There are many fantastic things to do in Maldon, the town is definitely worth a visit.



DID YOU KNOW...

  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • There are many great places throughout the Goldfields that offer gorgeous, panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.
  • 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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