gold heritage walk, warrandyte

gold heritage walk, warrandyte

After following a brown tourist sign from the Main Street of Warrandyte one morning, we found ourselves in the tranquil bushland that has great significance in the history of this gold mining town. Back in 1850s gold was found in these hills, and for the adventurous family, you can walk where the pioneers once trod and visit a handful of sites along the way.

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doongalla picnic ground, mount dandenong

doongalla picnic ground, mount dandenong

The site is the location of an old homestead, which was tragically destroyed by the 1932 bushfires. All that remains are the steps. Talk about 5 parts eerie and 5 parts cool! The gardens are real surprise as they sit majestically amongst the Aussie bush and the views of this corner of the hills are beautiful.

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