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Heathcote is a town around 50km south of Bendigo in rural Victoria.

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Take the B75 exit from the Hume Freeway heading north from Melbourne at Wallan.

Take the A280 south east from Bendigo.

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Possible to walk around the town. A fair hike up to the Pink Cliffs and to viewing rock. A car is best unless you are very enthusiastic.

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Pink cliffs

Pick up a map of the attractions from the tourist information centre.

  • Pink Cliffs. A whole area near Heathcote was mined for gold by eroding the area with high pressure water, using a water race from a nearby supply. The result 100 years later is an area that resembles a moonscape, with craters and cliffs eroded originally by the miners, and subsequently by the wind and rain. A 2km loop walking track covers the whole area. Admission is free, and interpretive signs explain the history at the various points of interest.
  • Viewing Rock. Accessible from the end of Range Road, or from a 800m uphill walk from the Powder Magazine. A view over the town and the surrounding area.
  • Swing Bridge at the end of Jennings St, a timber swing bridge over the river hangs from a single steel rope.
  • Powder Magazine
  • Range Bushwalks
  • Devils Cave
  • Campaspe River. Fish for cod, golden perch, redfin and brown trout at Axedale [1].

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