This place is amazing. A guided tour through the Montreal Goldfield near Bermagui is a unique experience for all ages and should not be missed. The goldfield is an intact example of alluvial diggings in the 1880s and the only goldfield in Australia that goes into the sea.
Trained guides tell you the story of the Montreal goldfield and the Great Unsolved Bermagui Mystery as you wander along pathways and boardwalks through the beautiful natural bush that covers the diggings today. All shafts are fenced off or covered so you can look down them in safety. It is so peaceful and relaxing today. A far cry from the chaotic days of the gold rush era.
Entry is by guided tour only. Tours leave from the Heritage Centre at 2pm daily and take just over an hour. 60 per cent limited mobility access. Bookings for groups of 10 or more appreciated.
From $7.5 to $25
Two hectares of the old goldfield have been wonderfully preserved and made safe for public access. There is approximately 300 metres of boardwalks and compacted pathways, which is 60 per cent wheelchair accessible. Meander through the beautiful tree ferns and established bloodwood forest.
Admission is by guided tour only, to satisfy insurance requirements and so the guides can tell the Montreal story: A story of history, mystery and fascinating anecdotes of times gone by.
Tours depart daily at 2pm from site on Wallaga Lake Road, seven kilometres north of Bermagui, next door to the Wallaga Lake Caravan Park.
For further information contact the Bermagui Visitor Information Centre.
There is a toilet on site and easy parking is available.