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Moliagul Campground

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1434 Dunolly-Moliagul Road, Moliagul VIC 3472

Features

  • Camping
  • Electric BBQ
  • Undercover area
  • Picnic table
  • Toilets
  • Rubbish bins
  • John Flynn (founder of Flying Doctor Service) Memorial
This excellent campground in Moliagul is well equipped with an undercover BBQ area, picnic tables, toilets and rubbish bins.

The undercover BBQ area features an electric barbecue with seating, and there's an unshaded picnic table close by.

Easy access for caravans.

The area is extremely popular for gold prospecting and lies within the world renowned Golden Triangle. The world's largest alluvial gold nugget ever discovered in the world was unearthed here in Moliagul in 1869 by two lucky Cornish miners. Click here to read more about the famous Welcome Stranger nugget and its discovery. You can also explore the very spot where the Welcome Stranger was discovered, now an excellent picnic area and discovery walk.

The Moliagul Campground features an interesting memorial to John Flynn, founder of the Flying Doctor Service, who was born in Moliagul in 1880. The remains of the Flynn home are across the road, opposite the John Flynn memorial.

 

An information sign at the campground says the following:

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.

Other nearby places of interest are the Mt Moliagul Lookout and the Welcome Stranger Monument and Picnic Area.

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

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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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