Big Peninsula Tunnel, Melbourne

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  • In 1864, the Yarra River deviated at Big Peninsula. A tunnel was hand dug through the narrowest point of the rocky hillside to divert water flow and expose nearly tow miles of natural riverbed for gol...  more »
  • past warburton is the big peninsula tunnel and the little peninsula tunnel. amazing part of the world. too get the best info stop at the amazing warburton info centre. on the way from warburton stop a...  more »
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  • When you get to the location on the road (which is unsignposted and not very obvious), there is a track off to the left which takes you to the tunnel exit; and there is a track off to the the right which takes you to the tunnel entry. The tunnel entry side is the easier walk and the more fun side. It has stepping stones across the river and takes you to a viewing platform that gives you a clear view right through the tunnel. What’s the purpose of the tunnel? By diverting the river through this shortcut, gold miners gained easy access to two kilometres of dry riverbed.
  • The picnic area needs attention desperately. Beautiful to visit though and well worth visiting
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