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Gold Mining Heritage

  • 3.1/5 rating (24 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard Experienced
  • 8 km
  • 6 hrs

Aberfeldy River

Baw Baw National Park

This off-track walk offers a sense of remoteness near the historic gold mining town of Walhalla, exploring the Aberfeldy River from Barnes Lookout.

  • 2.8/5 rating (20 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 14 km
  • 5 hours

Balt Camp Circuit

Wombat State Forest

A circuit walk following part of the Great Dividing Trail (GDT) from Nolan Creek Picnic Area to 'Balt Camp' ruins, returning via Rat Hole/Olsen Track/Lerderderg Road.

  • 3.0/5 rating (21 votes)
  • Day
  • Easy
  • 9 km
  • 4 hours

Blackwood and Shaws Lake Historic Walk

Lerderderg State Park

This interesting walk visits many of the features in and around the historic gold mining township of Blackwood: Blackwood cemetery, churches, the pub, shops; plus the Blackwood mineral springs on the Lerderderg River and Shaws Lake.

  • 2.4/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 6 km
  • 3 hours

Blackwood Historic Tour

Lerderderg State Park

This walk visits some of the interesting features in and around the historic town of Blackwood.  Additional information on Blackwood can be obtained from the Information Stand in the Blackwood General Store.  Also refer to the attachment 'About Blackwood'.

  • 5.0/5 rating 1 vote
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 17 km
  • 5.5 hrs

Blowhole and Bald Hill

Hepburn Regional Park

The walk starts at the Blowhole on Sailors Creek and follows an old water race descending to an old charcoal burning site and then climbing to the basalt plateau west of Daylesford. The walk visits Boots Gully, Henderson Spring and the hamlet of Basalt then descends to Bald Hill Creek. There is a steep climb out of the gully then a gradual ascent to Bald Hill before descending to Tipperary Springs and following the Goldfields Track along Sailors Creek back to the start.

  • 3.3/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 14.2 km
  • 5.0 hrs

Blowhole to Shepherds Flat

Hepburn Regional Park

The walk traverses typical goldfields bushland with varied topography passing a number of interesting historical features. These include the Blowhole, gold diggings, aqueduct/water race and the home of Australian cricket bat willow.

  • 5.0/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Day
  • Experienced
  • 15 km
  • 4.5 hrs

Boots Gully & Charlesford Mine

Hepburn Regional Park

This walk encompasses several of the smaller goldfields of the Daylesford area. A natural spring, Hendersons, in Boots Gully and a derelict mid-twentieth century slate mine are visited on the walk. 

  • 3.3/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 13 km
  • 3.5 hrs

Breakneck Gorge & Jacksons Lookout

Hepburn Regional Park

This walk in delightful bush visits the Blowhole, Breakneck Gorge, Golden Spring and Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve via Jacksons Lookout, natural mineral springs and relics of the gold mining era.  Spring wildflowers, koalas, kangaroos and an abundance of bird life often seen.

  • 2.0/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 15 km
  • 5 hours

Bright to Wandiligong

This is delightful walk along the Morses Creek valley which has been classified by the National Trust for its landscape significance. It includes the beautiful historic mining village of Wandiligong. Level walking.

  • 4.6/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Day
  • Easy
  • 8.5 km
  • 2.5 hrs

Central Springs to Tipperary Springs

Hepburn Regional Park

The walk takes the Tipperary Walking Track from Central Springs, at the picturesque Lake Daylesford, to Tipperary Springs. There are several mineral springs visited en-route to sample the waters. 

  • 5.0/5 rating 1 vote
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 16.6 km
  • 5.0 hrs

Chocolate Mill Walk

Hepburn Regional Park

Commencing on part of the Great Dividing Trail and walking north as far as the Chocolate Mill, the route passes evidence of the gold mining era in Beehive Gully. Crossing into the Hepburn Regional Park, the track continues along 4WD tracks, off-track through scrub alongside the highway and unmade back roads through small agricultural holdings up to a ridgeline where there are spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. The route continues along unmade back roads with a very steep descent to a ford before returning past a quaint miner's cottage to the cars.

  • 2.6/5 rating (12 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium Hard
  • 12.5 km or 18km
  • 4 hours or 6 hours

Cobungra Ditch Walking Track, Mt Hotham

Alpine National Park

A journey to discover why and how this water race was constructed in 1883-84. This is not just an ordinary water race, this was an engineering wonder that had to be surveyed and cut through one of the harshest and rugged landscapes in Australia.  There are a number of information boards along the walk.  Involves a descent at the beginning and a steady ascent at the end with walk along the ditch being mostly level with good views of the mountains. 

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 14.5 km
  • 4.5 hrs

Creswick Waters

Creswick Regional Park

The Creswick area was extensively mined from the 1850s to 1880s and evidence of mining activity is still evident.  The walk includes: Blue Waters; St Georges Lake, built as a mining dam for the Creswick State Battery which operated into the 20th century; Cosgrove Reservoir, a water supply for Creswick; and the remains of Eatons Dam wall, built of stone and earth that was breached in 1933 following intensive rain.

  • 1.5/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 13.25 km
  • 4 hours

Green Gully from Jack Cann Reserve

Wombat State Forest

This walk samples the varied scenery and mining relics of the upper reaches of the Lerderderg River, including remnants of Crown Dam. A highlight of the walk is the Lower Lerderderg River Heritage Walk.

  • 2.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 8 km
  • 3 hrs

Knotts Siding - Horseshoe Bend Tunnel - Thomson Station

Walhalla Historic Area

The walk mainly follows the old Moe-Walhalla rail line and includes a side walk to Horseshoe Bend tunnel.

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