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Bung Bong Nature Conservation Reserve

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Strawberry Track, Bung Bong VIC 3465

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The Bung Bong Nature Conservation Reserve lies alongside Avoca Road in Bung Bong, Victoria. This reserve is a good spot for bushwalking, birdwatching and gold prospecting. Old gold diggings can be found through the bushland here.

The main track running through the reserve is Strawberry Track, but there are a few other un-named tracks which travel throughout the bush there. Some of these tracks may require a four wheel drive to access. 

An attentive walk throughout the area will reveal many signs of old gold mining activities. 

The historic Strawberry Dam is situated on the north-western side of the reserve.

The Bung Bong Nature Conservation Reserve is located between Maryborough and Avoca. 

Gold prospecting in the area

Maryborough is a popular destination for gold prospectors. Countless massive gold nuggets have been found throughout the region since the 1850s, with significant discoveries still being unearthed today! If you're interested in trying your luck gold prospecting around Maryborough, whether it's with a gold detector, gold pan, or sluice, we've put together this handy guide to get you started. 

Camping nearby

The Maryborough region hosts a great collection of free campgrounds! Whether you're looking to explore historical sites, head out gold prospecting, or settle in for a few days fishing and swimming, the following list is sure to inspire your next weekend away!


  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • 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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