Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins
Take a wander through the historic gold-mining works and enjoy the beauty of the rocky creek. Recent work has improved the paths and a viewing platform has been erected to improve access for all. Interpretive signage has also been installed at the site for those who are keen to learn more on the history of the Adelong Gold Rush days.
This hidden gem is the perfect spot for a picnic, taking some stunning photographs or to cool off in some of the deeper pools. Gold can still be found in the creek so why not try your hand at gold panning? Kids and adults alike will love every minute of a day spent at Adelong Falls.
Why not take a Self Guided Walking Tour along the Adelong Creek to the HIstoric Ruins? You can pick up a brochure to guide you along this walk at the Tumut Region Visitor Centre.
See the maps and resources section below to download a full colour brochure of the Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins.
To discover more about NSW's rich gold heritage visit the Gold Trails website.
Attractions & Activities
Don't forget to visit the Adelong Alive Museum! The museum features both permanent and visiting collections and exhibitions. More information here.
Visit www.adelong.org.au for more information on the township and community of Adelong.
Maps & Resources
Need help finding your way around Adelong? Download the Adelong Town Map here.
Visit www.adelong.org.au for more information on the Adelong township and community.
For more information on the Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins, download the colour brochure below.
Nestled on the bank of the Adelong Creek, Adelong is a town of some 900 residents. The main street is classified by the National Heritage Trust of Australia (NSW) with some buildings dating back to the gold rush. Adelong is the town that services the heritage listed site the Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins.
The name 'Adelong', believed to be derived from the local Aboriginal dialect and meaning 'along the way', was said to have been adopted from Adelong Station which stretched from Tumbalong on the Hume Highway to Batlow.
The Adelong Alive Museum has a scale model of the Reefer ore crushing mill and working models of ore crushing machinery together with information on the Adelong and district gold rush. A booklet by Tom Wiles on the Reefer Battery can be purchased for those wishing to know more about this ingenious mill.
A heritage walk booklet is available at the Tumut Region Visitor Centre and the Adelong museum for visitors interested in seeing more of Adelong's heritage.
Facts and Figures
Gold was originally found in Adelong in 1852, with alluvial mining along the Adelong Creek.
Alluvial gold was originally found at Upper Adelong in 1852. A gold field was declared in 1855. The townshhip of Adelong came alive when gold was discovered in large quantities by Wilham Willams on Charcoal Hill in 1857.
The discovery opened up a many veins of hidden wealth and by the time the Reefer ore mill ceased operation in 1914, the Adelong Creek and the hillsides had yielded over 25 tonnes of reef and alluvial gold, worth in excess of $300 million by today's standards. Further down the creek at Grahamstown another 26 tonnes of gold was recorded.
Accommodation in Adelong
Adelong has range of accommodation to suit all tastes. Both of Adelong's pubs, along with the caravan park (featuring self contained cabins), are in the centre of town, or perhaps you prefer the welcome of a rural Bed and Breakfast.
Adelong is an RV Friendly Town. Self-contained RVs are welcome to stay at the Adelong Showgrounds on Cromwell Street for up to 72 hours at no cost.
Facilities in Adelong
Adelong offers visitors the following facilities
- Service Station
- Doctor Surgery
- Post Office
- Veterinary Clinic
- Swimming Pool
- Golf Course
- Bowling Club
- Tennis Courts
- Skate Park
- Men's Shed
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