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This hike is in the Castlemaine Diggings Natural Heritage Park and includes The Monk, Eureka and Spring Gully Mines.
The hike is along part of the Goldfields track and other trails in the area. Although it is not a particularly difficult hike, it is a longer one at 17.5km.
About the region
The Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park is near the town of Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia. The park protects a nationally significant historic cultural landscape of heritage value and relics of the Victorian gold rush. The Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park was added to the Victorian Heritage Register in December 2003. It is the largest non-indigenous protected cultural landscape in Australia. In January 2005 the park was added to the Australian National Heritage List recognizing its outstanding heritage value and importance in the course of Australia’s migration history.
Take the Calder Hwy all the way to the Castlemaine exit at Elphinstone. Continue along the Pyrenees Hwy for 13km to the centre of Castlemaine. Drive to the southern end of Wheelers St and park at the bend in the road (corner of Wheelers St and Etty St).
Suggested items to pack
Day Pack, Packed lunch and snacks, at least 2 liters of water, hiking shoes or good runners, hat and sunscreen.
Max elevation: 447 m
Min elevation: 316 m
Total climbing: 434 m
Total descent: -434 m