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Blue Lake - St Bathans

Loop Rd

An easy one hour walk along the spectacular cliffs and sluiced areas with iron remnants still scattered around.

This track runs from opposite the Vulcan around the side of the Blue Lake. The lake was originally the Kildare Gold Mining Company claim and vast riches were elevated out of this ‘hole’ from the 1860’s. Mining was stopped when the claim was getting too close to the township and the mine water supply was in jeopardy.

The walk is an easy 2 km 1 hour along the spectacular cliffs and sluiced areas with iron remnants still scattered around. Spectacular views over this picturesque swimming and boating lake are to be had with many photo opportunities. It is a loop track (not all the way around the lake) and there are many open areas to stop and soak up the scenery on the way. The walk is easy to follow on a formed track with markers and boardwalks. This is a conservation area and fully protected.

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Loop Rd
St Bathans

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