• Length: 17.5km

  • Duration: 6hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Wheeleres St

  • End: Wheeler St

  • Closest Town: Castlemaine

  • Location: Castlemaine Diggings

  • Distance from state capital: 123km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.0780922000

  • Longitude: 144.2173114000

Summary

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.

Getting there

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.

 

Total distance: 17465 m
Max elevation: 447 m
Min elevation: 316 m
Total climbing: 434 m
Total descent: -434 m
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