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Moliagul Campground

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1434 Dunolly-Moliagul Road, Moliagul VIC 3472

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Features

  • Camping
  • Electric BBQ
  • Undercover area
  • Picnic table
  • Toilets
  • Rubbish bins
  • John Flynn Memorial
Set up camp at the Moliagul Campground and spend a weekend exploring the area's fascinating natural and historical treasures, including the beautiful Mount Moliagul and the nearby discovery site of the world-famous Welcome Stranger gold nugget! The campground features an undercover barbecue area, picnic tables, water tank, toilets and rubbish bins, with plenty of space to pitch tents and park caravans.

The Moliagul Campground features an interesting memorial to John Flynn, founder of the Australian Inland Mission and the Flying Doctor Service. Alongside the campground, a sign points in the direction of the Welcome Stranger Discovery Site, which features a monument, picnic/camping area and discovery walk. 

Mount Moliagul is a short drive from here and offers sweeping views over the surrounding fields and bushland. A scenic stroll along the rocky mountain slopes offers many great vantage points and plenty of stunning scenery.

Be sure to head over to nearby Brenanah to explore the stunning Melville Caves - reputedly used by notorious bushranger Captain Melville as a hideout during the 19th century.

An information sign at the campground displays the following text:

The Moliagul school was built in 1871 with Thomas Flynn as principal. His son John Flynn went on to University High School and became a minister in the Presbyterian Church. Sent to outback missions, Flynn opened a string of nursing hostels serving all in the isolated bush; aboriginal families alongside whites.

In 1928 he set up the Flying Doctor Service. The boy who left Moliagul as a three-year-old had used radio and planes to bring medicine to the most remote corners of the continent.

The remnants of gold-era Moliagul are scattered around the Flynn Memorial: McCoy's General Store, Mt Moliagul Hotel and St Michael's and All Angels Anglican Church, a simple English Gothic building opened in March 1865.


Moliagul remains popular for gold prospecting to this day. If you'd like to try your luck searching for gold, check out our handy gold prospecting guide for Dunolly and Moliagul


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.
 


DID YOU KNOW...

  • 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!
 

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