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Bullock Campground

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Bullock Road, Marong VIC 3515

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Features

This basic bush campground is set at an old distillery site in the bushland off Bullock Road, between Lockwood and Marong. Several features of the old distillery are still present, including brick ruins and multiple vats. The campground is located right beneath the small and scenic Green Gully Reservoir, where visitors can enjoy bushwalking and birdwatching. 

Set in the bush between Bullock Road and Green Gully Reservoir, the campground is best accessed by 4wd if there has been wet weather. Several old wooden picnic tables and informal fire pits are scattered through a clear, gravel area. These picnic tables are still solid but are fairly old and beginning to deteriorate. There are no other facilities at this site, campers must be self-sufficient. 

The reservoir can be reached by a few moments walk from the campground. A gravel track travels around the top of the earthen dam wall, making this a great spot to enjoy a circuit walk around the water. Please note that swimming, fishing and boating is not permitted here, and camping is not allowed around the reservoir itself. Visitor restrictions are well-signed at the entrances to the reservoir. 

The Lockwood-Marong Channel runs through the reservoir and beside the campground, another interesting feature of the site. The channel forms a few series of pretty little artificial cascades, one where it enters the reservoir on the opposite side to the campground and another beneath a little steel bridge at the corner closest to the campground. 

Gold prospecting around Bullock Campground

Gold prospecting is permitted throughout the Bendigo Regional Park, including the area around Bullock Campground. Take a look at this prospecting map from Parks Victoria to see which areas of the parks around Bendigo are okay for prospecting. 

Always be wary of where you are walking while prospecting in the bush around Bendigo as there are deep open mine shafts throughout the area. 

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DID YOU KNOW...

  • 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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