Melbourne Playgrounds  Directory Melbourne Playgrounds Outside Melbourne  Melbourne Playgrounds East Gippsland 


Omeo - Oriental Claims Historic Area



The Oriental Claims Historic Area reminds us of a time when this gold rich part of the high country showed sufficient promise to encourage pioneers to forge out an existence in remote mountainous areas. At its peak, the Oriental Claims was one of the largest gold sluicing operations in the world. For more than 50 years prospectors worked the Livingstone Creek area in search of gold. Using a system of water races and high pressure hoses, the mineral bearing soil was extracted from the looming surrounding cliffs.

Walking tracks and interpretive signage guide you through the history of the area and the stories of the Chinese and European miners and their families.

Location - The Oriental Claims Historic Area (approximately 40 ha) is 2 km south of Omeo. It is possible to walk to the Claims along the scenic Livingston Creek Walking Track.

Things To Do
Oriental Claims Picnic Area - Toilet, tables, BBQs and fireplaces are provided at the picnic area beside Dry Gully Creek. A display board details stories of the Claims and further information on the surrounding area.

Walks around the Oriental Claims
Ah Fongs Loop 45 minutes return
Crossing the Dry Gully Bridge, this leisurely walk takes you to the site originally worked by Ah Fong in 1875. It was one of the most extensive and richest sites within the Oriental Claims.

Pioneer Claim Loop 45 minutes return
The dominant feature of this walk is the rugged cliff faces, up to 30 metres in height, formed by hydraulic sluicing. Also along this walk you may see a variety of orchids (Pink Fingers and Wax Lip and the more common colonies of Spider, Sun and Donkey orchids) from late winter to early summer.

Oriental Claims to Omeo (or vice versa) 2 hours return
This pleasant walk follows the Livingston Creek to Omeo/ Oriental Claims. Watch out for Swamp Wallabies and the colourful range of native birds (Crimson Rosellas, White-eared Honeyeaters, Eastern Yellow Robins, Superb Fairy-wrens and White-browed Scrubwrens) that can be seen in this area.


Address | Contact


308 Great Alpine Road,  Omeo 3898, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: X922 Ref: J11

Web Links


Link Oriental Claims Historic Area (Parks Victoria)

Link Oriental Claims Historic Area - Park Note (PDF)



  Reader Feedback  

No feedback yet (be the first..)

  Add Your Comments  


 1,200
characters left

BACK TO PREVIOUS PAGEView More in this Topic | View More in Omeo   TOP OF THIS PAGE



Melbourne Playgrounds  Directory Melbourne Playgrounds Outside Melbourne  Melbourne Playgrounds East Gippsland 



Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Instagram


Featured..
Party Higher
View  Party Higher
Silent disco party/event the best fun ever - guaranteed. Experience silent .. | View


Funfields Theme Park (Whittlesea)
View  Funfields Theme Park (Whittlesea)
Get ready to embrace adventure this summer as Funfields Theme Park opened its gates on .. | View


Andys Antics Party Host
View  Andys Antics Party Host
"All Hail the King of Outdoor Parties!!!" View


Latitude Melbourne (Heidelberg West)
View Latitude Melbourne (Heidelberg West)
Experience the feeling of reaching new heights as you Bounce, Climb AND Fly at Latitude .. | View


The Ultimate Guide for Kids Parties in Melbourne
View The Ultimate Guide for Kids Parties in Melbourne
Your son or daughter's birthday is fast approaching and the anxiety level is increasing .. | View


Activities Featured
Top 50 Playgrounds in Melbourne and Geelong
View Top 50 Playgrounds in Melbourne and Geelong
We have reviewed every playground in Melbourne and Geelong and these are the pick of the .. | View


List of Mini Golf courses in Melbourne and Victoria
View  List of Mini Golf courses in Melbourne and Victoria
Dressed in our plus fours and with a Callaway putter under our arms, we took our .. | View


200 Things for Families and Kids to do in Melbourne
View 200 Things for Families and Kids to do in Melbourne
Melbourne is a wonderful city for kids and families because there are so many activities, .. | View


Restaurants/Cafes/Hotels with Playgrounds
View Restaurants/Cafes/Hotels with Playgrounds
Sometimes it is nice to let the kids run riot in a playground area while you relax at a .. | View


Billy Lids Indoor Play Centre (Hawthorn)
View  Billy Lids Indoor Play Centre (Hawthorn)
The aim at Billy Lids is to provide the best indoor play centre in Melbourne. .. | View



Fast Find

Enter post code or suburb
Select a search radius


Facebook Twitter Google+ YouTube Instagram