• 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


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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7 thoughts on “Castlemaine Diggings (14km)

  1. This is a fantastic hike. What a wonderful website.

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  2. Was out their yesterday with the kids. Great trail.

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    1. Awesome. Glad you and the kids had fun

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  4. I’ve done the walk around here, lovely area.

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  5. Laura Lu

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  6. Steven Stanley

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