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Stoney Creek Track, Stony Creek VIC 3371

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The Stoney Creek Track Campground is located within the Caralulup Nature Conservation Reserve, a large area of bushland between Talbot, Caralulup and Stony Creek. 

The campground is located alongside Stoney Creek Track (see map above for exact location) where a fenced area contains a picnic table and wood fire barbecue. There is a dam located behind the camping area. 

The Caralulup Nature Conservation 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.

Gold prospecting is permitted within this reserve.


The Victorian Goldfields region is world-famous for the size and abundance of its alluvial gold. 

Gold fever has gripped the state since 1851, and with significant discoveries still regularly hitting the news, the region's proud gold prospecting heritage is still going strong today! 

One of the best ways to spend a weekend in the Victorian Goldfields is to set up camp and settle in for weekend of gold detecting, panning or sluicing. 

We've put together this handy list of campgrounds throughout the region which make perfect destinations for a gold prospecting trip. 

Are you looking to try your luck gold detecting, panning or sluicing in the Victorian Goldfields? 

These handy online gold prospecting guides provide useful information on local spots for detecting, panning and sluicing, maps for the area, local gold shops and detector hire, free campgrounds nearby, and interesting gold mining history. 

More to explore nearby


  • 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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