• Length: 14km

  • Duration: 4hrs

  • Grade: 2-3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Chewton Recreation Reserve

  • End: Chewton Recreation Reserve

  • Closest Town: Chewton

  • Location: Castlemaine Diggings

  • Distance from state capital: 118km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.05578422

  • Longitude: 144.26502191

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Bitumen Road

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Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

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Rock Scrambling

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Castlemaine Diggings is a 14km, grade 2-3 Circuit hike located in Castlemaine Diggings Victoria. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.


This hike is along some of the many wonderful walking tracks in the Castlemaine Diggings and includes part of the the Goldfields Trail. Walk from Chewton to the Welsh Village in the Castlemaine Diggings Heritage Park. The trail takes in the Manchester Mine, the remains of the Garfield Water Wheel, the Welsh Village and return via Forest Creek.


Easy walk along relatively flat terrain. Keep to the track as there are many mine shafts in this park.


Total distance: 14032 m
Max elevation: 427 m
Min elevation: 315 m
Total climbing: 322 m
Total descent: -322 m




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