Garfield Water Wheel

Garfield Water Wheel

The Garfield Wheel is one of the more spectacular artefacts of the gold rush days that can be found along the Goldfields Track. It was the largest diameter wheel ever constructed in Victoria. 

It provided power to the stamp battery for extracting gold from ore produced by the Garfield Mine between 1887 and 1903. The huge 21.5 diameter water wheel drove a 15 head quartz crushing battery, creating a deafening noise that could be heard in Castlemaine, 5km away. 

The track runs right past this site, so stop and take in this extraordinary piece of history.

* Image from Goldfields Track Victoria

Cyclist Friendly Features:
Secure bike parking
Undercover Bike Parking
Change Rooms
Bathroom / Toilet
Hair Dryer
Water refills
Ironing Board
Bag storage
Bike pumps (Schrader&Presta)
Basic tool kit
Free wifi
Details of local bike routes
Details of bike hire locations
Food fuel - portable, healthy packaged snacks for purchase
Complimentary bike locks
Bike rider discounts
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