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Friday, February 26, 2010

Exploring Fiddlers Gully, Warrandyte State Park




On Tuesday afternoon February 24, 2010, I went over to the Warrandyte State Park, 25 km east of Melbourne town.

I left the car at the picnic ground on Gold Memorial Road, adjacent to Anderson Creek. Fording the creek, I proceeded up gated Wild Cat Gully Track, then turned into Wild Cat Link Track.

This took me steadily uphill, reaching Webb Rd.

Then, I went along Dead End Track along the ridge-top adjacent to the old gold-mining area of Fiddlers Gully.

Dead End Track is what its name says - an old gold mining track which ends on the top of the steep cliffs above Anderson Creek!

From there, I returned to the car the same way - total distance was about 3 km..

Fiddlers Gully was once a gold mining area, in the 1850s to 1870s, but little evidence remains, apart from a few mounds of tailings and excavations.

There was an increase in altitude from 68 m at the start, to 104 m at Dead End Track.

See all of the Photos of my visit!

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