Adventure guides Australia

Gold Panning

Tour operated by: Adventure Guides Australia

Address: Mount Buffalo National Park, Mount Buffalo, Victoria 3740

Mobile: 0419 280 614  


Meeting Adventure Guides Australia at Beechworth Visitor Information Centre in the morning then drive in convoy from Beechworth to the Woolshed Valley.

Once there, you will learn about using the gold pan while hearing of the history of the valley. The Woolshed Valley is not only famous as one of the richest alluvial fields at Beechworth but is also the location of the murder of the Kelly Gang by Aaron Sherritt which instigated the famous siege at Glenrowan and the final demise of Ned Kelly in Melbourne Jail in 1880.

The gold panning is two hours in duration. Please bring along your own vehicle (the sites are approximately 11 kilometres from Beechworth) some water and comfortable walking shoes or boots. You will get your feet wet so a change of footwear is recommended. Please bring any personal medication.

Adventure Guides Australia provide all participants with an illustrated handout with information on the gold fields. You will also be given a specimen bottle to put your findings in. For more information please contact Adventure Guides Australia.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Tour starting location

Beechworth Visitor Information Centre

Mode of transport

  • Walk


  • Sports
  • Walking


  • Car park
  • Guide

Adventure Guides Australia can take you to Mount Buffalo ski school where you can learn to ski advance to learn cross country skiing with their ski school. There is also the opportunity learn snow shoe shuffles and end the day by snow camping.

Adventure Guides Australia helps every person achieve extraordinary challenges. Conducting high quality educational, recreational and corporate adventures, with either single and multi-day adventures at a range of locations including Mount Buffalo National Park, Beechworth, Melbourne and surrounds, Buchan Caves and The Otway's.

They can take you on an abseiling adventure down a 300 metre rock located in the Mount Buffalo National Park to a 35 metre echo point lookout then on to the awesome 45 metre free-fall known as the "dragon".

The underground river cave at Mount Buffalo is a horizontal boulder infill type cave, some 350 metres long. It has a number of exits. There is an active stream in the cave and when water levels are moderate, there are numerous rapids and waterfalls to challenge the caving team.

This cave is wet and cold with tight squeezes and slippery rocks. It is a horizontal cave so no rope work is needed for access and it is all crawling, squeezing and teamwork.

For any further information please contact Adventure Guides Australia or view their website.

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Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

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