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Orchid Dam Campground

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Orchid Dam Road, Kingower VIC 3517

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This small campground is located alongside a scenic little dam in the Kingower State Forest, a great place for bushwalking, cycling and gold prospecting. 

The campground consists of a single picnic table and a wood fire barbecue, which sit right by the dam. 

There is plenty of space for pitching tents and parking caravans. 

Things to do nearby

Melville Caves, Brenanah VIC

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 eighteen minutes from Inglewood, a grand goldfields town filled with beautiful historical buildings and relics.


The areas around Inglewood and Wedderburn are famous for their history of massive gold discoveries, including the unforgettable Hand of Faith! 

The region remains a popular destination for gold prospectors to this day. 

If you're looking to try your luck gold prospecting around Inglewood and Wedderburn, we've put together this handy guide to get you started!



Are you looking for in-depth gold prospecting training, tips and tricks in Victoria's Golden Triangle? Green and Gold Prospecting provide exclusive one on one gold prospecting tours and training days, specialising in the Bendigo and Castlemaine regions. Great to book on your own or as a fun day out with the family, a training session with Green and Gold Prospecting offers valuable insight into the world of gold prospecting, and equips you with the knowledge you need to successfully search for gold on your own.


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.


  • 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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