Monthly Archives: November 2011

Kilkivan Bush Camping


This has got to be one of the best kept secrets around. A truly beautiful spot, well within driving range of Brisbane, and the Sunshine Coast. But don’t everyone head off there straight away, or there’ll be no room for me! … Continue reading

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Smelter Chimney


Kilkivan township near Gympie, has several sites worth visiting, one of which is the chimney, built by Chinese copper miners. The copper smelter at Mt. Clara was built in 1872. The drive to the chimney is worth the effort in … Continue reading

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Working Gold Mine.


The Prophet Gold Mine at Kilkivan, north west of Gympie, is the only place where the public can pan for gold easily, and receive complete instruction in the techniques required to find gold. The Prophet Mine is located on Rossmore road, Kilkivan.   … Continue reading

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