Steiglitz Historic Park

Steiglitz Historic Park

Address: Steiglitz Rd, Steiglitz, Victoria 3331

Freecall:  131 963  


Situated between Geelong and Ballarat, Steiglitz is almost a ghost town today but in the 1860s and 1890s it was a busy goldmining township with hotels, shops, churches and a population of over 1000. At the height of the 1860s gold rush, Steiglitz township had more than 1500 residents, four hotels, a newspaper, a variety of shops and even an undertaker.

Now most of the town and its surroundings are included in the Steiglitz Historic Park. Enjoy a pleasant bushwalk, relax with a picnic or pan for gold. Of course, a trip to the park wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Steiglitz Court House, with its display of photographs, maps and relics of gold year. The court house is open on Sunday and public holidays, and at other times by arrangement.

Before you go
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Local directions

Steiglitz is approximately 80km west of Melbourne, taking the Princes Highway to Geelong and turning right at Purnell Road and following signs to Anakie and Steiglitz. Follow this road for about 40km to Steiglitz. Alternatively, approach from Geelong, Bacchus Marsh or Werribee. Melway Ref. 511 D4


  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Visitor information centre


  • Birdwatching
  • Fossicking
  • Self guided

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