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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Exploring the Gold Heritage Trail, Warrandyte SP

On Tuesday afternoon September 7, 2010, I explored the Gold Heritage Trail, Warrandyte State Park, 25 km east of central Melbourne.

My 3 km hike started at the gate at the end of Tunnel Rd, then followed the Trail around the old mines of Fourth Hill.

This reached the Wildcat Gully Track at the foot of Fourth Hill, when took me back to the starting point.

Several mines were passed - interpretative signs along the Trail describe the various nmining features, with reproductions of old photographs.

The first mine in this area was Geraughty's Mine, built in 1859, and closed about 1863.

The most recent mine was Monument Mine, which operated from 1953 to 1965.

Information about the Trail, and a map, may be downloaded from

I also visited the nearby Pound Bend area, showing the Yarra in flood, and the Tunnel.

See all of the Photos of my exploration!

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