Wandiligong the Diggings Walk

119 Gavan Street, Bright VIC 3741, Wandiligong, Victoria, 3747MAP

    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.