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Trompf's Battery Site

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Off Paddy Ranges Track (450 metres north of Karri Dam), Adelaide Lead VIC 3465

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  • Historic battery site
  • Loading ramp
  • Dam
  • Open cut mining
  • Bushwalking
  • Birdwatching
Trompf's Battery Site is located within the beautiful Paddys Ranges State Park and consists of a stone-retained loading ramp, reef workings, shallow open cut mining, large dry dam and tailings pond.

The stone-retained ramp is approximately 20 metres long and once allowed the loading of a stamp battery which stood at its base. 

Access to Trompf's Battery Site is off Paddys Ranges Track, 450 metres north of Karri Dam, where you'll have to head into the bush a short way to the east of the track. 

The battery site is surrounded by uneven ground and mine shafts, so take care while walking around the area. 

Gold prospecting around Trompf's Battery Site

Gold prospecting is not permitted in this section of Paddy's Ranges State Park, see Parks Victoria's prospecting map for more information. 

More to explore nearby

Paddys Ranges State Park is a beautiful area to explore, filled with mining and eucalyptus distillation history and decorated with wildflowers during spring. There is a fantastic free campground on Karri Track and a picnic area on Settling Pond Track.

Be sure to head over and check out the remains of the Trompf's Amalgamated mine while you're there, which is just a short way further along Paddys Ranges Track. 


  • Bushwalking is an excellent way to get outdoors and exploring nature.
  • Evidence of the mid-late 1800's gold rush can be found throughout the Victorian goldfields in the form of abandoned mine shafts and tunnels, mullock heaps, buildings and ruins, circular puddling troughs, remains of cyanide vats, and quartz kilns.


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