The Warehouse – Clunes
The Warehouse – Clunes houses the Visitor Information Centre, library, Clunes Museum, exhibitions, events and meeting spaces.
The Warehouse is situated next to Collins Place, which has a picnic area and provides a lovely space to relax. On the second Sunday of the month you will meet local producers at the Clunes Farmers Market. Over summer you can also experience the outdoor cinema. The Warehouse – Clunes has the facilities to be the location for your next team meeting, business conference, family gathering, tour group stop over or artistic exhibition.
The original part of this building was the former warehouse of contractors Nichol and Wallace, who supplied goods to Clunes' miners, farmers and residents. This part of the building is more than 100 years old and currently houses the Clunes Museum, a must visit when in Clunes.
Australasian Mine No.2
A quiet place, where little remains today above ground to indicate the industry, wealth and tragedy that unfolded here at the site of the ‘new’ No. 2 mine shaft.
The New Australasian Gold Mining Company, number two shaft disaster claimed the lives of 22 miners and remains as Australia’s worst gold mining disaster. The poppet head and boilers have long gone and the depression of the No.2 shaft can be seen beside the mullock heap. Unseen above ground, there are several kilometres of tunnels beneath you. The tragic site is marked by a cairn and oak trees.
For more information and current conditions contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963 or visit www.parks.vic.gov.au
Bryce’s Flat Picnic Area
Bryce's Flat makes a nice stop over for a picnic or a break on a hike between Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.
See relics of the mining past of this area including the large bluestone pieces that once formed a bridge. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies and a huge range of birdlife.
For up-to-date park information including any changed conditions, visit the Parks Victoria webpage or call 13 19 63.
Bullarto Railway Station
The restored Bullarto Station is 2452 feet (747.4m) above sea level and today is the highest operating station in Victoria.
In the 1930’s Bullarto had a small, well kept passenger station with an attractive garden, a corrugated iron goods shed, long goods loading platform and a cart weighbridge.
You can visit the historic station on board a restored railmotor from Daylesford. Scenic trains depart each Sunday and the Silver Streak Food & Wine Train travels the first Saturday of each month. There are often additional services during the school holidays and keep an eye out for the ganger trolleys that sometimes operate over school holidays.
Visit www.dscr.com.au for more details.
- 28 S South Bullarto Road, Bullarto, VIC 3461
- Operates from Daylesford a regular Sunday service, an evening service 'Silver Streak' on the first Saturday of the month & Wednesdays over School holidays
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- 9:45am - 3:35pm
Buried Rivers of Gold Heritage Trail
Beneath the rolling hills of this district are long buried underground streams full of gold!
This self-guided driving tour passes by underground mining operations that won wealth for some beyond their wildest dreams.
Guide books are available for $2 at the Creswick Museum or the Creswick Visitor Information Centre and provide an insight into the past of Creswick and surrounds.