Quiet township which was once a goldrush boom town.
At first glance the quiet rural town of Wedderburn may appear to be no more than a small supply centre to the farmlands around town. However, it was once a populous and very rich goldmining settlement and retains one of Victoria's few remaining active goldmines (albeit a rather idiosyncratic one). In fact, the town's tourism is very much oriented to this aspect of the past. It is located 214 km north-west of Melbourne on the Calder Highway, between Inglewood and Charlton. The population is currently around 750.
The best place to direct your tourism enquiries is to the economic development officer at the local council, tel: (03) 5494 1200.