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Giants from the past

Loved seeing theses giant relics from the past. The area is just off the main road not far outside... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
jbmb1982
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Melbourne, Australia
The dredge

Interesting history, better when there's wayer around. Just outside of town, easy to get to, nice... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Carol J
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Maldon, Australia
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Bendigo Maldon Road | at The Side of The Road, Maldon, Victoria 3463, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On your way into Maldon, you won't miss it but will miss the turn if you blink. Not greatly signed but having the chance to take a moment and see some huge machinery up close and personal is great. The Dredge and Dragline have been...More

Thank Adrian P
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Loved seeing theses giant relics from the past. The area is just off the main road not far outside of Maldon and worth a look. It's a pity thoughtless idiots leave rubbish on the ground after they have had a nice look around.

Thank jbmb1982
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Love this place the old machinery and equipment are awesome in size and beauty. What men will do to try and recover gold at a profit is breathless. You will have to travel along way to find other gold relics of this size.

Thank deepblue3036
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Interesting history, better when there's wayer around. Just outside of town, easy to get to, nice walk on a sunny day

Thank Carol J
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Two large old pieces of mining machinery hulks. It gives a clue as to the history of mining in the area. Definetaly worth a look.

Thank KayeandTerry
Reviewed 28 December 2017

This was a pleasant surprise, a true rusted gem in the wilderness. It doesn't take long to get around the area but it's a nice calm place to stretch your legs and take a break from the long drive from the city.

Thank Cris H
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We had no idea we were going to find a Snort on our drive into Maldon off the Calder at Fogarty's Gap Road. What a treat! So awesome!

Thank Kathryn R
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I love stopping here whenever we can, when we are out on a long drive out Marong way. It’s a fascinating little place, a rusted piece of history. There is a picnic table, and generally a good place for children to run...More

Thank jathzie
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is situated on the Bendigo side of Maldon and has not been used in a lot of years but it just looks as if at any moment someone could crank up its steam engines and off it would go. Loved it and actually I...More

Thank Basill_Mo
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Our kids insist that we stop here every time we go past. It's a shame that they aren't being preserved properly and probably doesn't help that everyone clambers all over it. Still that is part of the attraction, being able to actually have a look...More

Thank morriske
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