Bethanga Historic Area


Bethanga Historic Area


Volunteering in parks is a great way to contribute to conserving Victoria’s special places. The many personal benefits of volunteering include learning more about plants and wildlife, gaining new skills, being in the outdoors, improving health and well being and meeting new friends. Time spent in nature also reduces stress and promotes physical wellbeing.
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Bethanga Historic Area

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Bethanga Historic Area

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Wallaces Smelter (Bethanga Historic Area)

    Managing Calcine Sands

    Calcine sands, a type of mine tailings, have been identified in an area of Bethanga Historic Area, close to the corner of Hollow Street and Martins Road. These tailings were generated from former mining activities and contain elevated levels of contaminants, such as arsenic, which can be harmful to human health. Please follow the advice of signs in the area and avoid any contact with the calcine sands. Parks Victoria and the Environment Protection Authority are working together to understand the extent of calcine sands and implement management actions.   

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