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Published February 2nd 2018
Where once was gold
Woolshed Falls is in the Beechworth area, about 1 hours drive north of Bright. It is amazing to think that 8000 gold miners once camped and prospected in this area.
From the lower carpark, it is a short walk to the falls where you can choose to sit on the rocks or frolic in the cool natural pools. This is a fence free area and care should be taken when clambering over the slippery rocks and children should be carefully supervised. There is also a 6km self-guided walk of the alluvial gold workings that takes about 2 hours.
There are toilets, picnic tables and wood fire BBQs (wood not supplied) and an information board at the lower car park. In addition to the 6km walk, there is a short paved walking track to an observation area and another car parking area.
There are no entrance fees or opening times but there are a few restrictions due to it being part of the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park. Firearms, fossicking and pets are not allowed, there are no bins, so it is important take your rubbish home with you.
Once a busy site of industry, Woolshed Falls is now a tranquil place of natural beauty and family fun.