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Ironbark Dam Campground

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Ironbark Dam Road, Kingower VIC 3517

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Set up camp for a weekend of bushwalking and gold prospecting in the Kingower State Forest, alongside the small Ironbark Dam and right by the historical Ironbark Gully gold diggings.

Several picnic tables and wood fire barbecues are spread out around the dam, and there is plenty of space to pitch tents or park caravans. 

Take a drive up to Bald Hills to check out the panoramic views from the top, keeping an eye out for the resident wedge-tailed eagles who live and hunt in the bushland below, and stop by to take a look at the Hand of Faith gold nugget discovery site nearby. The spectacular Melville Caves are a short drive from here as well. 

The campground is located just ten minutes from Inglewood, a grand goldfields town filled with beautiful historical buildings and relics.

If you're looking to try your luck gold detecting in the area, we've got a handy Gold Prospecting Guide for Inglewood and Wedderburn

ACCOMMODATION NEARBY

Inglewood Motel and Caravan Park


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. 

Wedderburn Goldseeker Motel


Wedderburn Goldseeker Motel offers classic country hospitality in the heart of Wedderburn, providing the perfect base for visitors to explore the beautiful Loddon Valley, the region's significant historical goldfields, and the surrounding towns of Inglewood, Bridgewater and Boort. Located two and a half hours from Melbourne and one hour from Bendigo, Wedderburn Goldseeker Motel is the perfect destination for your next getaway.

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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. 
  • 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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