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Eldorado Dredge

Eldorado-Byawatha Road, Eldorado, Victoria 3746, Australia
+61 3 5725 1542
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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
Massive machine

From a time when power and labour were relatively cheap. Now set in an understated park, with the... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2018
Charlie S
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Victoria, Australia
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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 Electricity Grid after Melbourne and Geelong. In its 18 years of operation the dredge produced 70,664 ounces of gold and 1,383 tons of tin concentrate.
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1 Apr 2018
“You have to see it to believe the size”
11 Feb 2018
“Massive machine”
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Eldorado-Byawatha Road, Eldorado, Victoria 3746, Australia
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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

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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.

Thank Charlie S
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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

Thank Thomas B
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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

Thank wattsy123
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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

2  Thank Natalie1964
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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

1  Thank Jude D
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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

1  Thank SK1162
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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

1  Thank Raeh255100
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Reviewed 7 December 2015

If you are interested in teh gold mining history this is good to visit . make sure do teh walk around the lake it is only 1km and well worth it

1  Thank Dianavb62
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Reviewed 26 April 2015

If your in the Area go check it out its a massive bit of equipment and the history of it is amazing.Also head to the pub for a meal also very good

2  Thank Threadersmal
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