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No Gold Here Dam Track, Amherst VIC 3371

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No Gold Here Dam lies alongside No Gold Here Dam Track in Amherst, Victoria. The dam is surrounded by bushland and historic gold diggings. This area is great for bushwalking and gold prospecting. 

Although the track is marked as a dead end on the map, it continues further around behind the dam before reaching another unmarked track. If you follow No Gold Here Dam Track around the dam, just around the corner you will come across a roadside makeshift fire pit. At this fire pit you may find room to pitch a tent or park an RV, but there is no large clear area here. A good climbing tree for kids lies between the fire pit and the dam, and a small pet grave made of stones and sticks lies at the foot of another nearby tree.

If you continue to follow the track around behind No Gold Here Dam, you will soon find a much larger clearing with a makeshift stone fire pit in its centre. There is plenty of room for camping here, but note that there are no facilities.


  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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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