Take the B75 exit from the Hume Freeway heading north from Melbourne at Wallan.
Take the A280 south east from Bendigo.
Possible to walk around the town. A fair hike up to the Pink Cliffs and to viewing rock. A car is best unless you are very enthusiastic.
Pick up a map of the attractions from the tourist information centre.
- Pink Cliffs. A whole area near Heathcote was mined for gold by eroding the area with high pressure water, using a water race from a nearby supply. The result 100 years later is an area that resembles a moonscape, with craters and cliffs eroded originally by the miners, and subsequently by the wind and rain. A 2km loop walking track covers the whole area. Admission is free, and interpretive signs explain the history at the various points of interest.
- Viewing Rock. Accessible from the end of Range Road, or from a 800m uphill walk from the Powder Magazine. A view over the town and the surrounding area.
- Swing Bridge at the end of Jennings St, a timber swing bridge over the river hangs from a single steel rope.
- Powder Magazine
- Range Bushwalks
- Devils Cave