The Diggings Walk 

Wandiligong Victoria
Historic Walks
2 km
30 minutes
Grade 1: No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
Grade 2: No bushwalking experience required. The track is hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.
Grade 3: Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Grade 4: Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Grade 5: Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.

2km, 1 hr return No bushwalking experience required.

Formed, flat track with occasional steps. Clearly sign posted. There are many starting points for walks in the Diggings area. The main starting points are the Chinese Bridge car park off Centenary Avenue and at the Royal Bridge on the Royal Bridge Track. The Diggings loops take you through some of the former goldfields of Wandiligong. This area has been subjected to almost every type of mining. The first diggers in the 1860s sluiced for alluvial gold with gold pan, sluice box and cradle. Deep mine shafts were then sunk to locate deep leads of gold bearing rock. Dredging was undertaken in the area between 1905 to 1914.