Around Town in Clunes

Take the Road Less Travelled

The Buried Rivers of Gold

Gold mining ruins along the Clunes - Daylesford road

Cows now graze at the site where hundreds of miners spent their days underground working the ‘Buried Rivers of Gold’

The region of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs in Central Victoria contains Australia's largest concentration of natural mineral springs. It was first settled during the Victorian goldrush of the mid 1800s by Italian and Swiss migrants. Their influence remains.

Today the springs still flow, visitors still come to 'take the waters' and, we're pleased to advise, the experience remains as charming as ever; a 'European Holiday' in the Australian Bush.

The drive to Daylesford and Hepburn Springs is only a 'one and a bit' scenic hour from Melbourne. So, take a little longer and visit the genuine goldrush town of Clunes before touring the less travelled old 'Clunes to Daylesford' road. It's now the Buried Rivers of Gold Heritage Trail, a fascinating, sign posted, car based tour within the Parks Victoria Hepburn Regional Park.

The Mineral Springs Reserve, Hepburn Springs.  An enjoyable daytrip at the end of the Old Clunes - Daylesford Road.

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