Castlemaine Diggings (14km)

Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park



4 hrs

Grade 3


Hike summary

Route and GPX file


Gear you might need

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Access Conditions

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About the region

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Acknowledgement of Country

Trail Hiking Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we hike and pay respects to their Elders, past and present, and we acknowledge the First Nations people of other communities who may be here today.

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  • Ainsley Stanley

    Steven Stanley

  • Elise Maiolo

    Shane Treacy

  • Maurs Rixon

    Mike Rixon

  • I did a slight variation on this trail today, I added a detour from north east of the reservoir up into the pine plantation. The plantation gets very steep and it’s a bit desolate where the lots have been felled, but it’s got some nice views.
    The Diggings park itself has heaps of trails, don’t worry too much about taking the exact ones, as long as you have a compass you can’t really get lost, and you’re never far from a road.
    The reservoir is really worth the visit. It’s also possible to swim – at your own risk of course. No toilets or taps anywhere, so take plenty of water.

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