The bus will travel along the Hamilton Highway, through Smythes Creek and Scarsdale to Golden Lake Road, the starting point of the Springdallah deep lead goldfield communities exploration. The sites of deep lead gold mining townships of Golden Lake, Piggoreet (and the Devil’s Kitchen), Derwent Jacks and Grand Trunk will be viewed. Mine, school, and hotel sites, and other features of the now disappeared goldfield will be identified, including the Springdallah Creek diggings and Piggoreet West pastoral homestead. A toilet break and light refreshments will be provided at Happy Valley school. After viewing Old Lucky Woman’s, the township of Linton will be the point of departure on the return to Ballarat.
GOLD BALLARAT BUS, driver: Ian Getom of Piggoreet.
9.30 a.m. Depart from Federation University, SMB Campus, Lydiard Street, Ballarat