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Paddys Ranges Campground

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Karri Track, Adelaide Lead VIC 3465

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  • Camping
  • Bushwalking
  • Bird watching
  • Toilets
  • Information shelter
  • Caravan friendly
  • Bike riding
  • Horse riding
Paddys Ranges Campground is located within Paddys Ranges State Park, a beautiful Box-Ironbark forest which has over 230 species of wildflowers (including around 30 types of orchids) and over 140 native bird species.

Throughout Paddys Ranges State Park you can find relics and reminders of an industrious past. Visitors can retrace the steps of "Paddy", a miner who roamed the area in the 1800s.

From the 1840s this area was used for many things, including gold mining, timber harvesting, grazing and production of eucalyptus oil and honey. 

In 1989, Paddys Ranges State Park was reserved to protect the park's unique Box-Ironbark forest.

Free camping in Paddys Ranges State Park

The large campground includes multiple picnic tables, fire pits and wood fire BBQs, an information shelter, and a toilet block. There is also a small information box containing park information pamphlets.

There are camp sites in the shade as well as in the sun.

Bushwalking from the campground

The area is great for bushwalking, there is a fantastic walk from the campground to the Settling Ponds Track picnic area

Horse riding is permitted on formed roads, but horses must not be taken on walking tracks.

How to get to the Paddys Ranges Campground

Head out of Maryborough towards Avoca on Pyrenees Hwy. 

Take a left on to Old Avoca Road then another left onto Karri track. 

The way to the campground is well signed. 

Easy access, 2wd and caravans will make it in. 

Gold prospecting

Recreational gold prospecting is only allowed in designated areas of Paddys Ranges, and prospectors must hold a current Miner's Right. Take care, as dangerous mine shafts occur throughout the park. Click to see the prospecting map for Paddys Ranges from Parks VIC.


  • 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. 
  • There are hundreds of fantastic barbecue areas throughout the Victorian Goldfields. Some are in parks/playgrounds, others are scattered throughout the bush. Many barbecue areas are located alongside amazing attractions and walks, so go out for a barbecue and get exploring!


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