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The Granites

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Granite Creek Road, Borung VIC 3518

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Features

Known locally as The Granites, Mount Egbert is a marvellous hidden gem within the Wychitella Nature Conservation Reserve. Located twenty minutes from Wedderburn, this small but stunning mountain rises strikingly above the surrounding bushland, covered in massive boulders and offering breathtaking views over the countryside below.

There are so many extraordinary rock formations and caverns to be found as you explore the natural beauty of Mount Egbert. Make your way across the rocky slopes and scramble over the remarkable boulders, taking in the fresh views from new vantage points as you wander along. 

During the cooler months the area is beautifully green, and you'll spot plenty of wildflowers in spring. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as echidnas, lizards and native birds - always be wary of snakes among the rocks. 

Granite Creek Road travels into the reserve and up around the back of Mount Egbert, bringing you up to a loop in the road at the summit. You'll get amazing views from this parking area at the top, so it's a fantastic place to visit even if you can't head far from your car. 

Gold prospecting is allowed in this section of the Wychitella Nature Conservation Reserve, see the relevant prospecting map here

Mount Egbert is very similar to the incredible Mount Korong, which is located nearby on the way across to Inglewood. There are plenty of spectacular rocky outcrops like these in the Victorian Goldfields!

ACCOMMODATION NEARBY


Inglewood Motel and Caravan Park is a 10 acre bush park privately owned and managed by Jerry and Pauline Wellman in the gorgeous gold-rush town of Inglewood, Victoria. The park is within walking distance to cafes, shops and hotel entertainment, and is surrounded by State Forests. Inglewood Motel and Caravan Park is a popular destination for tourists and is located within the renowned Golden Triangle - a region of the Victorian Goldfields which is world famous for the size, purity, and quantity of gold nuggets found in the area. 

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DID YOU KNOW...

  • 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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