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Dollys Creek Campground

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Dollys Creek Track, Morrisons VIC 3334

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Pitch a tent along the Moorabool River West Branch near Ballarat and spend a relaxing weekend camping, bushwalking and gold detecting. 

Located just over half an hour from Ballarat, this campground is a great quiet spot for self-sufficient campers to set up for a weekend away from the crowds. 

This basic bush campsite enjoys a picturesque setting above a bend in the river, with multiple clearings and stone fire pits stretching back along the road into the camping area.

The campsite on the river bend has some steps cut into the bank, taking you down to a pretty section of the water. 

The river is shallow here, and is a great spot to have a splash and cool off during summer. The river may dry up late in summer. 

Visitor facilities at Dollys Creek Campground

Apart from a few makeshift fire pits, there are no facilities at the Dollys Creek Campground, campers must be self sufficient. 

Please take all rubbish with you when you leave, and ensure all campfires are properly extinguished.

Gold prospecting at Dollys Creek Campground

Please note that while gold prospecting is permitted in the bush, prospecting is not permitted in the Moorabool River as it appears on Earth Resources' list of rivers and streams where you cannot fossick.

The Ballarat region is world famous for the huge alluvial gold nugget discoveries which continue to hit the news today! 

Ballarat and surrounds is a fantastic area for gold detecting, panning and sluicing, with popular areas including Enfield and Creswick.



  • 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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