Set in scrubby, grey box country just north of historic Chewton (nearby to Castlemaine) in central Victoria. This walk takes in gold ruins and a shotgun blast of shafts sunk during the early 19-century gold frenzy.

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“The Most Epic of Splits”. Inspired by Van Dammes Volvo Trucks Ad.

Great Wall of Garfield

Standing atop the remnants of the Garfield Waterwheel just outside of Castlemaine.

Sunrising over the Garfield Waterwheel ruins.

A Holden “Special”. Bruce would love it.

Eroded gully on the hike up to the Garfield Waterwheel out of Chewton.

Taking in the shade of a pine tree.

A Shingle-back lizard finding the midday sun too hot to bear.

Yep, don’t climb down into the black hole with water at the bottom of it.

Banksey was here…no probably not.

Long grass cupping the track on the return leg from Expedition Pass Reservoir.

Steep-sided gullies with distinctively orange, craggy ridges are a feature of the return loop from the reservoir.

A tree having lost all hope a long-time ago.

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