Gold panning or fossicking along the creek is a very popular and successful hobby and it’s a great way to experience the ‘Gold Rush’ of this once bustling mining area.
For gold panning, a miner’s right is needed and can be purchased at the Information centre in Beechworth or Wangaratta.
El Dorado is the one place in the whole of Australia where you will have a virtual guarantee to find gemstones and crystals along the whole expanse of Reedy Creek, the richest of all Australian Creeks.
You can still find Smoky Quartz, Agates, Amethists, Topaz, Citrine, Rock Crystal, Motion, Jasper, Corundum, Lydionite, Quartzites, Saphires, Zircon, Rubies, Tourmaline, Garnets, Diamonds, Alluvial Gold and Petrified Wood.
Pack a picnic lunch and spend a relaxing, peaceful day on the banks of the creek. A fun activity for all the family.