Shadbolt Day Visitor Area (Greater Bendigo National Park)


Shadbolt Day Visitor Area (Greater Bendigo National Park)

This spacious picnic area is surrounded by mature trees and provides a delightful spot for a picnic with friends and family. Parking, several picnic tables and a non-flushing toilet are available.

The site once hosted the first eucalyptus distillery in the area, supplying eucalyptus oil to the Red Cross in World War One.

Relax and enjoy the local birdlife or take the short 1km loop walk up to Flagstaff Hill for panoramic views over the landscape. At the start of the track are the remains of the Shadbolt family’s garden, still evident from the non-native plants that can be seen here.

For the more energetic, follow the longer 5.3km walk to the Old Tom Mine and rediscover its rich gold rush features.

How to get there

Shadbolt Day Visitor Area (Greater Bendigo National Park)



Need to know

Shadbolt Day Visitor Area (Greater Bendigo National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No firearms allowed
  • No drones without a permit
  • No camping
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No horses
  • No fires permitted


  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Water hazards
    • Dam
  • Terrain hazards
    • Mineshaft

Be Prepared

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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.

Seasonal road closures 2022

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

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