• Vaughan Springs Mineral Reserve

Dec 2022 Update - This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events and is currently closed until further notice. 

This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

Fancy tasting natural mineral springs straight from the source or letting the kids experience an old school giant metal slide? Why not pack a picnic and head on over to Vaughan Springs!

Vaughan Springs was formerly a large gold rush township called ‘The Junction’. It became a favoured alluvial gold and market gardening locality for Chinese miners. Today, it is a good place to sample the mineral water, a dip in the Loddon River or a walk along the Goldfields Track.

Camping is available at the Upper Terrace Campground, a short distance from the day-visitor area. The spectacular park features several free electric barbecues, picnic tables, a rotunda, a giant slide, mineral spring taps, swimming spots, scenic walks, toilets and plenty of educational signs.

Children will have a great time playing on the giant slide. There is a sturdy wooden stair case to reach the slide as well as tyres to climb up the hill beside it. Please note that the slide is made of metal and can be very hot in summer, so if visiting in the hotter months be sure to bring a small blanket or towel to sit on while sliding.

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