Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park is part of the traditional lands of the Dja Dja Wurrung People whose rights were recognised through a Recognition and Settlement Agreement with the State of Victoria in March 2013. The Dja Dja Wurrung People maintain a close and continuing connection to Djandak, their traditional Country.
Camping is available at Vaughan Mineral Springs, Warburtons Bridge and Chokem Flat Campgrounds. No fees or bookings are required. All sites are unpowered and facilities are limited.
Fires are only permitted within the fireplaces provided, and may already be in use, so please bring your own camping stove or barbecue.
The campground at Vaughan Mineral Springs is located on the hill above the day visitor area. It has access to the toilets, picnic tables, shelter and electric barbecues. The giant slide and splash-pools in the Loddon River make this a popular campground for families. Dogs are prohibited.
Warburtons Bridge camping area is located in a scenic bend of the Loddon River. Fish in the river, go prospecting, take a walk through the diverse mining landscape or relax and enjoy the wildlife and wildflowers in spring. Dogs are allowed off-leash in the campground only and must be on a leash elsewhere.
The peaceful Chokem Flat camping area is located near Irishtown on the banks of Fryers Creek, close to the Goldfields Track. It offers a convenient central base from which to explore the Goldfields, including the nearby Red Hill mining landscape. The campground is suitable for large groups and popular with prospectors. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead at all times.