Passes Through

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

Dry Diggings Track

Daylesford to Castlemaine
58km walk or 52km ride amongst historic goldfields relics

Dry Diggings Track

Entry Points to the Dry Diggings Track

Dry Diggings Track Elevation Model

Check the Goldfields Track FAQs link on the sidebar on the left of this page 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: Walk or Ride Guide features large scale maps with track notes on the four tracks that make up the Goldfields Track (Eureka Track, Wallaby Track, Dry Diggings Track and Leanganook Track). The guide contains 166 and is available from GDTA website for $29.99, 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 signed diversions).

The Dry Diggings Track covers 58 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/Ride, Box/Stringybark on the Mount Franklin View Walk/Ride and the Golden Mountain Walk/Ride, and Ironbark on the Cry Joe Walk/Ride.

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 07 February 2018