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Really interesting!

Took a side road to find the dredge and spent a good forty five minutes just wandering about and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Rebecca C
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Canberra
You have to see it to believe the size

This is an impressively huge machinery that will leave you gaping for words. Photos cannot describe... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
zooter r
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Melbourne, Australia
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2 Oct 2018
“Really interesting!”
1 Apr 2018
“You have to see it to believe the size”
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In 1936 production of Cock's large bucket dredge began, mining alluvial gold and tin until 1954. It was one of the largest dredges in the Southern Hemisphere - a floating monster weighing 2,142 tons and pulling the third most power from the State...more
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Took a side road to find the dredge and spent a good forty five minutes just wandering about and taking some beautiful pictures. One can only imagine the working conditions of the dredge operator in winter out there!! I would say it's well worth the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 14 August 2018

If you want to go back in time to see how life was in the Ovens & Buckland Valleys during the gold era then this is a MUST see. One of several dredges that were in use until relatively recently this one sits in a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 277martynp
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is an impressively huge machinery that will leave you gaping for words. Photos cannot describe how big this machine is. The nice thing is that you get to see most of the inside as well. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank zooter r
Reviewed 11 February 2018

From a time when power and labour were relatively cheap. Now set in an understated park, with the possibility of some fishing in the pond.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank charliesU224AJ
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Great example of the machinery used previously and great example of why we fortunately don't use these anymore. The machine is well maintained and the size of this can not be enjoyed in photos. It would be nice to be able to walk further along...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

used to swim in the pond in early 70's, dredge was floating then and was a great dive platform until until the caretaker caught you. he lived in a weatherboard house near the entrance to the site, now demolished, walked all over it many times...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank wattsy123
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We arrived and took a look at the dredge. Shame people think it is cool to graffiti this place. It is a nice example of how hard it would have been to work here during extreme heat or cold. We strolled around the track a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Natalie1964
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Go back in time as you walk around and onto this huge old gold dredge. It's a bit of a monster and certainly is a example of "no" health and safety laws from years ago. But it is fascinating to see and learn about how...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank JudeD862
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you have ever watched Gold Rush on TV and seen Tony Beets and his dredge then you are going to love this one. Still floating on its pond where it ceased working all those years ago you are able to walk on board this...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank SK1162
Reviewed 18 March 2016

A grotesque edifice of times gone by. This monster is worth preserving in its grave-pond for all time, just to remind us of what not to do in the future. The ravages on our waterways, landscape and eardrums must have been horrendous! I know, it...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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