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Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park is a historic national heritage park near Castlemaine in the Goldfields region of Victoria. The park protects of what is some of the largest relics from the Victorian gold rush.
The park is on the Australian National Heritage List.
Flora and fauna
From Melbourne, take the route to get to Castlemaine except instead turn into the park about 10 kilometres before the town of Castlemaine. From the town of Castlemaine, head east until Chewton where you'd have then arrived at the park.
Fees and permits
- 1 Vaughan Springs and Southern Castlemaine Diggings. Includes a couple of ruins, along with a picnic area.
- 2 Garfield Wheel and Northern Castlemaine Diggings. This historic site from the gold-rush contains abandoned house and monument. Both are marked along with some infographics.
- 3 Eureka Reef and Central Castlemaine Diggings, Dingo Park Road. See one of the best preserved quartz-mines in Victoria.
Buy, eat and drink
There are none in the park.
There are campgrounds at Vaughan Mineral Springs, Warburtons Bridge and Chokem Flat all which are free and do not require bookings.