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Rich in gold history, Dunolly is situated in stunning bushland in the centre of Victoria's goldfields.

During gold rush times Dunolly and the surrounding district turned up more gold nuggets than any other region in Australia and became known as the 'Golden Triangle'. Gold found in the area included the then largest gold nugget in the world, the 69 kilogram 'Welcome Stranger', which was found in 1869 in nearby Moliagul. See a replica of the famous nugget at the Goldfields Historical and Arts Museum and then try your luck at prospecting for gold. Hire a metal detector and pick up a map from Dunolly's prospecting store.

Today Dunolly's attractive main street is lined with kurrajongs and gold rush architecture. Take a wander along Broadway, pick up a brochure from the visitor information centre located in the Welcome Stranger Caf?, and learn about the historic Cobb and Co building and Railway and Royal hotels. Browse through the collectible shops as you explore.

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 old gold towns of Tarnagulla, Bealiba, Waanyarra, Betley and Goldsborough.

Dunolly is 178 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, just under two hours by car. Take the Castlemaine exit off the Calder Highway and travel via Castlemaine, Maldon and Eddington.

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Dunolly: Events

Naturally Loddon 2016 - Tarnagulla Strictly Vintage Fair


Discover fabulous hidden treasures at the Tarnagulla Strictly Vintage Fair

Events on the Saturday include, Tarnagulla Mini Mart, an all Town Garage sale, historic walk, historical display in the Victoria Theatre, high tea in the Victoria Theatre and much more.

Events on the Sunday include, Central Victorian Veteran cycling race, guided cemetery tour, Sandy Creek Clydesdales Historic Town Tours, vintage stalls along Commercial Road, vintage fashion parade in Soldiers Memorial Park, swing band in Soldiers Memorial Park, historical display in the Victoria Theatre, central Victorian Veterans cycling race, cupcake decorations, Tarnagulla Mini Mart and CFA barbecue.

The event runs from 8:00am on Saturday to 4:00pm on Sunday.


Event Dates
2016
      1st Oct
      2nd Oct


Commercial Rd,
PO Box 21
Tarnagulla, VIC, 3551

Located 13.4K from Dunolly

RACV Energy Breakthrough - Maryborough


The RACV Energy Breakthrough provides an opportunity for students, teachers, parents and local industry to work together to design and construct a vehicle, a machine or innovation in technology that will represent an energy breakthrough.

School groups work throughout the year to design, build and test vehicles or machines within detailed specifications. It requires a team effort and an across-the-curriculum approach. These groups then bring their vehicles and machines to Maryborough, Victoria in November, for a huge celebration in which they can demonstrate and trial them in action.

More than 5,000 student entrants converge on Maryborough, a further 3,000 will work as support crew and another 13,000 will be visitors to the event.

The Energy Expo is amongst the action of the RACV Energy Breakthrough and offers visitors and entrants the chance to relax and enjoy the festive atmosphere. The Energy Expo provides entertainment, fascinating energy efficient displays and opportunities for career advancement.


Event Dates
2016
      17th Nov
      18th Nov
      19th Nov
      20th Nov


1 Park Road
Maryborough, VIC, 3465

Located 20.4K from Dunolly

Cycle Central Goldfields - Grand Final Eve


Cycle Central Goldfields a recreational event, offering participants a choice of routes to suit the casual cyclist through to the more seasoned rider. The shorter route will take riders to the neighbouring township of Dunolly.

The longer ride visits Wareek ,Rathscar, Homebush, Avoca, Amphitheatre, Lexton, Talbot, Red Lion, Craigie and returns back to Maryborough.

All rides start and finish near the Maryborough railway station.

You are invited to come with your friends to Central Goldfields Shire and cycle back through time. Enjoy the villages of the goldfields cycling along gently undulating roads, minimal traffic and open spaces. This would be an ideal ride for cyclists training for the 'Around the bay in a day' ride on 8th October.

The two rides on offer are: Gold Rush - 116 kilometres for $55, and Welcome Stranger - 46 kilometres for $25.


Event Dates
2016
      30th Sep


Station Street
Maryborough, VIC, 3465

Located 21.3K from Dunolly

Dunolly: Travel Tips

Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre


Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre offers a full range of guides and brochures for Central Goldfields and Victoria.

The friendly staff can assist you with finding a full range of souvenirs and locally made craft items all at very reasonable prices, Maryborough Postcards and Gold Nugget Pins.

They also have maps and brochures of Maryborough and surrounding towns. Brochures covering all regions of Victoria and some interstate guides. Accommodation and dining guides, guided tours of Maryborough (on request) plus self guided tour brochures. They also have books and publications on the history of Maryborough and towns within the shire.

Central Goldfields Visitor Information Centre have a fax and photocopying service. As well as clean toilet facilities with baby changing and disabled facilities.

See the life size model of The Welcome Stranger gold nugget (69kgs) and photographs of old Maryborough and their historic buildings, local Parks and Wildlife Information and maps.

The Central Goldfields Visitor Information is located in the Maryborough Resource Centre Building Corner of Nolan and Alma Streets in Maryborough. Also in the building is the Maryborough Library, Community Information Centre and Exhibition Hall.




Alma Street
Maryborough, VIC, 3465

Located 20.9K from Dunolly

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