Are you interested in gold mining? If you are then Whroo (pronounced Roo) and the nearby town of Rushworth are worth exploring. The area holds so much history. When you visit Whroo historic area you are likely to still see people trying their luck at finding a gold nugget or two. If you are not into the historical side or gold mining but love nature its a beautiful place to take a hike and spend a night or longer. You can free camp at the Greens Campground which is in the Whroo historical area.
Whroo and the surrounding areas is where thousands of people came in search of gold. It’s here that millions of pounds worth of gold was mined!!! Imagine the excitement when 2 sailors discovered a gold nugget in the grass!!
As you explore this fascinating area you will find history on the area, which we found really good. To us it shows pride and great that the history is shared with all that come to visit.
If you’re adventurous and love nature walks then there are plenty of places to strut your stuff.
As you drive through the Whroo Historical Area it is absolutely beautiful with all the Iron Bark trees lining the road.
Whilst in Whroo you must visit the Balaclava Mine.
Approximately 180km north from Melbourne CBD
What interesting areas of Victoria have you explored? Would you like to share any of your experiences with us? We would really love to hear about them.