Culture Victoria

Herons Reef Historic Gold Diggings

Fryers Road Fryerstown Phone: 03 5473 4387

These authentic gold diggings date from the 1850s to the 1930s and are classified by the National Trust of Australia(Vic). On the property there is a considerable variety of mining remains including small vertical and underlay shafts, adits, open cut mines, quarries, bank sluicing, surfacing, dams, water races, a miner's cottage, blacksmiths shop foundations, house and battery sites which display many of the facets of small to medium scale mining. These relics are located on the most productive part of the Fryers Creek goldfield. Visitors are conveyed by tractor train through regenerated bushland along old mining tracks.

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