EVERY LITTLE TOWN HAS SOMETHING

ADELONG

This historic mining town is a gateway to the Snowies - April 2017

 

Adelong's verandah-lined main street is classified by the National Trust (NSW) and some buildings date back to the goldrush era of the 1800s. The nearby Heritage Listed Industrial Site, Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins, boasts a remarkable collection of stone ruins and the remains of the Reefer quartz crushing mill.

The Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins and Reserve are easily accessible. By car, head west down the main street and take the last turn right towards Tumblong and Gundagai. The Falls entrance is on the right, just past the stock yards. The interpretive area which provides a comprehensive history of the site and viewing platform are wheel chair accessible from the lower car park. For the more nimble, a walk of about an hour, leads down from the platform to Adelong Creek and the ruins. There are signposts along the route describing the various items relating to the site.

The Adelong Falls walk from the town centre begins at the Adelong Alive museum on the main street leading to Travers Street and from there along the creek to the ruins. Points of interest are signposted along the way and the walk takes approximately 2.5 hours return.

The mining equipment park above the entrance displays items used in the gold mining and processing that took place in the 1800s. Adelong is one of the most significant sites in the history of Australia's gold booms.

To discover more about NSW's rich gold heritage visit the Gold Trails website.

 


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