"Bendigo Gold Diggings" Cromwell Things to Do Tip by Robmj

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  Old Miners Hut at Welshtown
by Robmj
 
 

This is another area full of historic interest and has extensive quartz reef mining workings.

Extreme care is needed however, as there are a number of open mine shafts on this walk. Please keep children under close supervision.

The Bendigo reefs were discovered by Thomas Logan in 1863. Mining began in 1869 and the townships of Bendigo, Logantown and Welshtown all popped up and then down in relatively short time.

A huge stone crushing plant "The Maltida Battery" was built in 1878 and is one of the many attractions on a walking track that takes 2 hours for the round trip past all the old towns, mines and gold diggings.

A fascinating area with a great walk that allows you to soak up the beautiful Clutha valley and surrounding mountains.

Address: State Highway 8, north of Cromwell
Directions: 14kms north of Cromwell along State Highway 8 towards Tarras. The Bendigo loop road is signposted and 3.5kms in gets you to Bendigo. From there, follow up a steep gravel road into Logantown and Welshtown for the gold diggings.

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  • Updated Aug 29, 2009
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