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Surface Point Picnic Area

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Misery Creek Road, Enfield VIC 3352

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Set up camp at Surface Point and spend a weekend exploring the fascinating landscape and history of the Enfield State Park. 

Set above the seasonal Mount Misery Creek with views across the surrounding bushland, this is a great area for bushwalking and gold prospecting. 

Free camping at Surface Point

The free campground features a picnic table and wood fire barbecues, with several campsites suitable for tents located around the gravel parking area. 

Chinese memorial monument

A beautiful Chinese pioneer memorial stands alongside the picnic area, with a plaque displaying the following text:

In memory of the Chinese who worked and died in this area.

Walking track at Surface Point

A walking track travels past the monument and brings you to a toilet block with drop toilets. This walking track continues into the bush.

Gold prospecting around Surface Point

Gold prospecting is allowed in Mount Misery Creek as well as the bush, as Enfield State Park is one of Parks Victoria's approved parks for prospecting

Watch out for mine shafts if walking off track. The creek is often empty, water may not be available for panning or sluicing. 


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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. 
  • 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!
  • 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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