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Maldon Mt Tarrengower Butt's Reserve camp ground

Introduction

  • Butt's Reserve is a free campground with toilets at the base of Mt Tarrengower on the outskirts of the historic gold mining tourist town of Maldon
  • not a lot of flat ground for caravans so you will need to bring wheel chocks and levelers
  • ground tends to be rocky from the gold mining days which can make pegging problematic - a freestanding tent which can be easily moved to find a good site or a swag may be better options
  • temperatures tend to be part way between Castlemaine and Bendigo although the campground being 100m higher elevation could be 1 degC cooler in general than this mid point.
  • dogs on leash

Location

  • 1hr 15min from NW suburbs of Melbourne
  • 2.3km NW from the centre of Maldon and you drive on Mt Tarrengower road and it is on the left just before the climb up the mount
  • 21km (20min) to the larger gold mining township of Castlemaine (more food options especially midweek than Maldon) via Maldon
  • it is at elevation 400m and relatively protected from cold south to westerly winds thanks to Mt Tarrengower which hits a peak of 571m
  • the campground lies within a NNE running gully with the toilet block being at the main road entrance and the lowest part

Nearby low cost and free camp grounds

with toilets and hot showers

with toilets no showers

no toilets or showers

  • 16km (14min) NW to Hamilton's Crossing on the Loddon
australia/vic/buttsreserve.txt · Last modified: 2024/02/12 09:33 by gary1

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