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Caralulup Nature Conservation Reserve

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Stoney Creek Track, Caralulup VIC 3371

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The Caralulup Nature Conservation Reserve is a large area of bushland between Talbot, Caralulup and Stony Creek.

The reserve is filled with extensive evidence of historical gold workings. The area is filled with mine shafts, gullies and uneven ground, so be careful if walking off the track. The remains of gold puddlers can be found near Potter Dam and off Quarry Track. 

Gold prospecting is permitted within this reserve.

Stoney Creek School

Another point of interest within the Caralulup Nature Conservation Reserve is the Stony Creek School Reserve, located off Nuggetty Track. 

According to the Victorian Heritage Database, "it contains the archaeological remains of the 1869 Stony Creek School House and rare examples of school garden beds and educational rockeries dating from the first decade of the twentieth century. There are also some native and exotic trees planted while the school was in use." 

Camping in the Caralulup Nature Conservation Reserve

Free camping is available at two sites within the Caralulup Nature Conservation Reserve:

Stoney Creek Track
Potter Dam
  • Large clearing
  • No facilities

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  • 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. 
  • 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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