DUNOLLY

Dunolly is a crossroads town, equidistant from St Arnaud and Bendigo. Dunolly will surprise the visitor. Be prepared to spend time and be prepared to delight in this small town. Dunolly is another of the gold rush towns in this region of Victoria and has produced more nuggets than any other goldfield in Australia. The town was first known as Goldborough and the Post Office opened under that name on 1 March 1856 and was renamed Dunolly in 1859.

Given the town is an ‘old’ town, pleasingly heritage is important.

The legendary "Welcome Stranger”, one of the largest natural gold nuggets ever, was discovered in nearby Moliagul. Just south of the town.

Centred around the main street "Broadway" Dunolly features both a top and bottom pub, hospital, grain terminal and a primary school.

There is a local museum on "Broadway". It has a major collection of historic photographs and goldfields implements that background the area.

The ‘gold’ past has ensured Dunolly has become a favourite location for gold fossicking using metal detectors. A number of small scale alluvial mining operations work local "leads" using mechanical diggers.

The Dunolly War Memorial is noted in multiple locations in the township.

The Dunolly Court House is a magnificent vestige of the early era of money and gold.

All of the church denominations practice in 150 old year plus buildings. These are three great structures that will anchor the Dunolly heritage aspirations.

Acknowledging Dunolly is sort of a long way from the main centres that should not stop the effort to visit. Allow plenty of time.

Heritage diary

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course