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Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park
Take a trip back in time to the Victorian Goldrush at Castlemaine Diggings Heritage Park. Located at the heart of the central Victorian goldfields, this is a rare place where you can see authentic traces of days gone by. Explore abandoned mines and settlements among shady Box-Ironbark woodlands.
Vaughan Springs and Southern Castlemaine Diggings
In the southern section of Castlemaine Diggings Heritage Park is Vaughan Mineral Springs. Take a stroll along the Loddon River and spot the various birdlife. Make sure you stop and sample the mineral water along the way!
Garfield Wheel and Northern Castlemaine Diggings
For a family day out with a dose of history, head to Garfield Wheel and Northern Castlemaine Diggings. The historic Garfield Wheel is a highlight of this section of the park. The site contains stone foundations of one of the world's largest water wheels. Situated on the Goldfields Track, there are several family-friendly walking tracks and a picnic area.
Eureka Reef and Central Castlemaine Diggings
The central section of Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park contains Eureka Reef. A pleasant 1.8km self-guided walk takes you through 140 years of mining history. See the forest through the eyes of the Dja Dja Wurrung people, alluvial gold diggers and quartz reef miners.
Camping at Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park
Camping is available at Vaughan Mineral Springs, Warburtons Bridge and Chokem Flat Campgrounds. No fees or bookings are required. All sites are unpowered and facilities are limited.
For many Victorians, Castlemaine Diggings is synonymous with the gold rush but Castlemaine Diggings Heritage National Park and its surrounding areas have a history much older and richer than the precious metal industry that briefly but dramatically occupied the landscape.
Take a trip back in time on a visit to the Goldfields. In our parks, you’ll find evidence of days gone by. The parks have many stories to tell, with remnants of the gold mining era waiting to be discovered.