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Maldon Mt Tarrengower Butt's Reserve camp ground


  • Butt's Reserve is a free campground with toilets at the base of Mt Tarrengower on the outskirts of the historic gold mining tourist town of Maldon
  • not a lot of flat ground for caravans so you will need to bring wheel chocks and levelers
  • ground tends to be rocky from the gold mining days which can make pegging problematic - a freestanding tent which can be easily moved to find a good site or a swag may be better options
  • temperatures tend to be part way between Castlemaine and Bendigo although the campground being 100m higher elevation could be 1 degC cooler in general than this mid point.


  • 1hr 15min from NW suburbs of Melbourne
  • 2.3km NW from the centre of Maldon and you drive on Mt Tarrengower road and it is on the left just before the climb up the mount
  • 21km (20min) to the larger gold mining township of Castlemaine (more food options especially midweek than Maldon) via Maldon
  • 56km (47min) to Notley camp ground Whipstick north of Bendigo
  • it is at elevation 400m and relatively protected from cold south to westerly winds thanks to Mt Tarrengower which hits a peak of 571m
  • the campground lies within a NNE running gully with the toilet block being at the main road entrance and the lowest part
australia/vic/buttsreserve.txt · Last modified: 2023/06/04 21:54 by gary1

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