Trail Places

Macraes

  • Stanleys Hotel

    Stanleys Hotel

    Built in 1882, Stanleys Hotel is not only a fabulous country pub it is...Read More

The historic Macraes Flat goldmining town is well worth the detour.  The settlement was named after John McRae, who lived in the area in the late 1850s before gold was discovered nearby. In 2015 the name of the town was officially altered from Macraes Flat to Macraes

If you are interested in seeing how a goldmining operation works the enormous Macraes gold mine makes a spectacular sight.  The scale of the operation and the scale of the vehicles used today is certainly impressive.  This lucrative goldmine still produces about 170,000 ounces of gold annually!  Tours of the current Oceana Gold Macraes Gold Mine can be pre-arranged.

Take a break at the Stanleys Hotel in Macraes Flat while you are there.  The historic Hotel has lost none of its charm.  You can also explore the old Golden Point Battery which is 5kms from Macraes Flat.  What a contrast to how gold mining is done today!