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Dunolly History Walk
Available HERE the Dunolly History Walk is a self-guided walk at your own pace on a flat gradient throughout the town environs.

One can enjoy the historic architecture as well as the many shops with treasures on offer to casually browsing customers; from home-made gourmet goodies, locally produced beverages, to retro and antique collectables, the galleries, boutiques and emporiums have plenty of eye candy to tempt even the most fussy customer.

The walk is accommodating for all ages and all abilities.

 

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Dunolly Museum. 75 Broadway, Dunolly.
President John Tully O428 178 669

 

 

 

 

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Vintage Caravan Museum 68 Broadway, Dunolly.

 

 

 

 

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  Alvah Art Gallery

Works by John Moir in Oils, watercolour, pastel, pen & watercolour, and pencil.
114 Dunolly-Bridgewater Rd, Dunolly VIC 3472
0439029989
Email: emu28@bigpond.com
Website: www.alvahgallery.com.au

 

 

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A map of the cemeteries is available from the Dunolly RTC.

 

Dunolly Historic Pioneer Cemetery. Pain Killer Gully Rd, Dunolly. The first burials in the Dunolly Historic Cemetery are believed to have been in 1857 replacing earlier burial grounds. Dunolly Cemetery was gazetted in 1860 and fenced in 1862. This cemetery is known as the Old Dunolly Cemetery or Dunolly Historic Cemetery.

 

 

  Dunolly New Cemetery St Arnaud-Moliagul Road,Dunolly The New Dunolly Cemetery officially opened in 1864 although there had already been some burials at this site as early as 1860. In 1865 the Historic Cemetery was closed.

 

 

 

 

Included at the same site is the Dunolly Chinese Cemetery.

Image courtesy of Denisbin

 

 

 

Burnt Creek (formerly Bromley) Cemetery The cemetery is located on a small 30 m-square fenced reserve.

 

 

 

 

Waanyarra Historic Cemetery Morton’s Lane (old Waanyarra Cemetery Road) Waanyarra VIC 3551

 

 

 

 

Moliagul Cemetery off Dunolly-Moliagul Road Moliagul VIC 3472

 

 

 

 

 

Laanecoorie Reservoir About 12 km east of Dunolly along the road to Eddington. Built in 1889, this was one of Victoria’s first reservoirs. It is a popular spot for picnicking, swimming, boating, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing, fishing, waterskiing, bushwalking, a playground and camping.

 

Bet Bet Creek A small creek flowing through bush and farmland, gravel and mud bed. Becomes a series of deep holes near Laanecoorie Reservoir. Contains European carp, small redfin, goldfish and tench. Reported to also carry some blackfish, a few brown trout and occasional Murray cod.

 

 

 

 

  Old Lead Reservoir Old Lead Reservoir is a reservoir located in Dunolly. It is also noted as a waterway and a water area that, when full, covers an area of around 3 hectares.

 

 
Dunolly Historic Precinct The Dunolly Historic Precinct embodies the wealth and aspirations of central Victoria. The precinct incorporates two sites; the 1884 town hall on Broadway and the 1863 court house, stables and lockup, and 1950s police station on Market Street.Take a self-guided walk and learn the history. Book a group tour with a friendly local. Hold your meeting or event within the heritage spaces. Say I do for a wedding with a difference. Or enjoy a show by local or visiting performers.

 

 

 

Try your luck at prospecting for gold. Get your Miners Right when you hire a metal detector and pick up a map from Goldsearch Australia. This region has produced more gold nuggets than any other Australian goldfield.
All prospectors require a Miner’s Right.
Please remember to re-fill any holes you dig and leave the area the way you find it.

 

 

Bushwalking

Goldfield relic

Old diggings

Grevillea

 

 

 

 

 

Take some time to enjoy the beautiful Box-Ironbark forests near Dunolly; while wild flowers blanket the forest floor in Spring and Summer the forests around Dunolly have a rich cultural history with evidence of the long-term occupation of the Dja Dja Wurrung people still found today. If you are lucky and observant you may stumble across hidden relics of the gold mining era, or you may encounter local inhabitants such as the Black Wallaby, Short-beaked Echidna, Sulfur Crested Cockatoo or a soaring Wedge Tailed Eagle. At night, you may see and hear nocturnal animals in the tree canopy, including the Common Ringtail Possum and Sugar Gliders.

FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY! Look out for old mine shafts when walking through the forest.
Cycling Get on your bike and ride the Dunolly Cycle Tracks, a series of signed forest roads and tracks varying in length between 14 and 47 kilometres. As well as Dunolly, routes pass through the historic gold towns of Tarnagulla, Bealiba, Waanyarra, Betley and Goldsborough.

 

 

 

Goldfields Bike Tours Tour the Goldfields District with ease, try our eBikes.  These battery powered assistance bicycles make touring our district that little bit easier.  For the energetic, we have standard bicycles available as well.  All fully serviced and ready to make your cycling adventure enjoyable. With the availability of our support vehicle and trailer, we can pick you up or come to you for an enjoyable tour.  Call us on 0418 303 065 to pre-arrange your next touring holiday.

 

 

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Wineries.

Some of the finest table wines in Australia come from the Goldfields Wine Region of Victoria, situated next door to the Pyrenees Wine Region. Most Cellar Doors are open on weekends and public holidays or by appointment.

 

Amherst Cellar Door 285 Talbot-Avoca Road, Amherst VIC 3371 Open by appointment Tel: 0400 380 382 Email: luke@amherstwinery.com

Tipperary Hill Estate 32 Alma Bowenvale Rd Alma VIC 3465 (03) 5461 3312 tipphill@bigpond.net.au

Romantic Vineyard 280 Lillicur Road Amherst Victoria 3371 Australia Hours of operation: Cellar Door open noon til 5 daily. Restaurant open by booking for lunch and dinner Phone: 03 5463 2468 0407 632 468 Email address: romanticvineyard@gmail.com

Mt Moliagul Wines Clay Gully Road Moliagul VIC 3472 Phone: 03 9809 2113 Mobile: 0427 221 641 Email: winemaker@mountmoliagulwines.com.au