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Monday, July 20, 2009

Peninsula Tunnels east of Warburton

About 14 km east of Warburton, 70 km from Melbourne, on the Upper Yarra Reservoir Rd there is a signposted turnoff to the Little Peninsula Tunnel Picnic Ground.

There are barbecue facilities and a short walk to the Little Peninsula Tunnel which was created to alter the course of the river in the goldmining era so that the prospectors could scour the river bed.

The Tunnel can also be reached from the upper car park, which is linked by a short track to the picnic ground.

Another tunnel is at the Big Peninsula, about 1 km further east along the highway, and tracks lead down from the small car park, to either side of the Tunnel. A small picnic area is at the bottom of the stairway.

The Goldfields Walking Trail starts nearby.

A new Information Board has been constructed at the Big Peninsula Tunnel viewing point. New wooden stairways and rails have also been built.

I visited the area on Sunday afternoon July 19, 2009.

See the full set of Photos of my visit

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