Notely Campground and Picnic Area


Notley Campground and Picnic Area

Womin-Dji-Ka (Welcome)

Greater Bendigo National Park is one of six jointly managed parks in Central West Victoria by the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Parks Victoria. For more information on Joint Management, please visit the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board who oversee implementation of the Joint Management Plan 2018 - see relevant strategy and resources documents.

Notley Campground and Picnic Area has wide, grassy spaces for family-friendly camping and is surrounded by Box-Ironbark bushland with a number of bushwalks nearby.

The Old Tom Mine site is an easy 30 minute return walk, and is a popular spot for fossicking and prospecting. Explore remnants of both alluvial and quartz reef gold mining techniques from the 1800s. See the Old Tom Reef mine, the remains of a puddling machine and the site of old cyanide vats, used to reclaim gold from old tailings sands.

Continue on to Flagstaff Hill for a panoramic lookout view across the surrounding landscape.

Things To Do

A man walks back along the path from Old Tom Mine in the Greater Bendigo National Park.

Old Tom Mine Walk

Take a walk through history. Starting from either the Shadbolts Day Visitor area or Notley Camping area, this loop walk takes you through Box-Ironbark Forest to reach the Old Tom mine site, where you can see the original reef mine, ‘puddler’ and water race; all that remains from those exciting Gold Rush days.

Flagstaff Hill Loop Walk

An easy walk from the Shadbolt Day Visitor Area gives visitors a small taste of the natural environment of the Whipstick Block of the Greater Bendigo National Park. Pass by remnants of the 1800s gold mining and enjoy panoramic views over the Mallee landscape.
A boy crouches at the waters panning for gold in a river.

Fossicking and prospecting

Many of the world’s largest gold nuggets have been found in the Golden Triangle of central Victoria - try your luck at fossicking and prospecting.

How to get there

Notley Campground and Picnic Area

Access is via the unsealed Neilborough Road.

The road and parking area are suitable for caravans and campervans and small buses. There are drive-through sites available for caravans, camper trailers and motor homes.

Need to know

Notley Campground and Picnic Area

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Greater Bendigo National Park

    Partial Park Closure – Traditional Owner Planned Burning

    Forest Fire Management Victoria and CFA advise that the following planned burn will be carried out on Tuesday 13 April 2021 and Wednesday 14 April 2021 weather conditions permitting:

    Whipstick – Djandak Wi – Bright’s Lane: Traditional Owner Burn, 20 hectares, 6KM W of Huntly.

    Public access to the area of the burn is not permitted between 10:00 am Tuesday 13 April and 8:00 pm Monday 19 April 2021.

    You may see smoke from this burn until 20 April 2021. FFMVic Staff will be patrolling this burn until it is declared safe.

    Attachments: Whipstick-Djandak Wi- Brights Lane Traditional Owner Burn Map (902KB)

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