Passes Through

  • Daylesford
  • Hepburn
  • Mt Franklin
  • Vaughan Springs
  • Fryerstown
  • Castlemaine

Dry Diggings Track

Daylesford to Castlemaine
60km walk amongst historic goldfields relics

Dry Diggings Track

Entry Points to the Dry Diggings Track

Dry Diggings Track Elevation Model

Dry Diggings Track Intermediate Distance Matrix

See the Goldfields Track FAQs for camping facilities.

The Dry Diggings Track map is available from the GDTA website for $7.50 or for retail prices at several regional visitor information centres.

The comprehensive GDTA Goldfields Track Walking Guide features large scale maps with track notes on the three tracks that make up the Goldfields Track (Wallaby Track, Dry Diggings Track and Leanganook Track). The guide contains 160 pages that will complement the three GDTA maps. Available from GDTA website for $29.95, postage and handling included.

Go to GDTA Online Shop to order these publications via our secure PayPal process.

The Dry Diggings Track was the first section of the trail to be planned and implemented in 1995, linking the historic gold mining towns of Daylesford and Castlemaine. It comprises the central section of the Goldfields Track and from its launch on 17 May 2011 is now open for both walking and mtb cycling (with some minor, signed diversions).

The Dry Diggings Track covers 61 km and is an easy three day walk (or one big day mtb trip) in either direction, through three distinct areas of bush, Candlebark/Messmate on the Tipperary Walk, Box/Stringybark on the Mount Franklin View Walk and the Golden Mountain Walk, and Ironbark on the Cry Joe Walk.

The walk/ride takes you through a diverse series of historic mining landscapes which have been worked from the first discovery of gold in the 1850s up until recent times, and include the main mineral spring areas of Daylesford, Hepburn and Vaughan.


The Blow Hole Lake Daylesford


Page last updated 30 December 2014