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Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park

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Located between Beechworth and the low hills surrounding Chiltern, Chiltern-Mt Pilot Park includes the striking Mt Pilot Range and Woolshed Falls and protects box-ironbark forest that once covered much of north-east Victoria.

Short or day-long walks can be made on vehicle tracks through open forest and a 25 kilometre historic drive is marked from Chiltern through the forest and goldfields.
Things to do
- Drive through the forest to Donkey Hill Lookout then on to the original Indigo goldfields cemetery - about an hour and a half's round trip
- Visit the open-cut Magenta Mine which produced up to 13,000 ounces of gold between 1860 and about 1910.
- Take a self-guided tour around Chiltern.
- Enjoy easy walking as you follow the numbered pamphlet describing natural and historical features of the park along the 8.5km White Box Walking Track
- Cycle on forest tracks at Donkey Hill in the west, Frogs Hollow and Magenta Mine and at Cyanide Dam
- Visit Woolshed Falls and take the self-guided Woolshed Falls Historic Walk
- Walk to the summit of Mt Pilot and enjoy the spectacular view
- Visit the Yeddonba Aboriginal art site
- Go bird watching and discover some of over 200 species found in the park
- Stroll, drive or cycle through the park in spring to view the wildflower wonderland.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

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Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Parkis 275 km north-east of Melbourne, beyond Wangaratta (Melway ref: 522 E6). Follow the Hume Freeway to the Chiltern turn-off. The park is cut in two by the Hume Freeway and Melbourne-Albury railway line.

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