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Well worth a visit

It is certainly worth visiting this site for the view over CASTLEMAINE alone, but also for the... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
Lorene N
Bendigo, Australia
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the view!

It's an imposing edifice for sure, and with some interesting "fact boards" it makes for an... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Helen O
New South Wales, Australia
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120 Mostyn St | Mostyn & Well Streets, Castlemaine, Victoria 3450, Australia
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

This is a fine memorial to a Castlemaine man(Bourke). The big question is how did they build it in the 1800’s. The stone so heavy and the height impressive.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 16 August 2018

If you are walking from town be prepared to finally walk up a steep hill,about 10 min walk. We drove up hill & parked.The memorial is in good condition and overlooks the town of Castlemaine with a few blooming wattle trees near by.After just travelling...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

It is certainly worth visiting this site for the view over CASTLEMAINE alone, but also for the reminder the party was indeed more than ‘Burke and Wills’! Such a good place to begin a sightseeing tour of this area.

Thank Lorene N
Reviewed 10 March 2018

It is a wonderful looking memorial to two people who had no idea how to survive in the outback. Unfortunately None of these memorials give credit to John King, who with an Army background, and some nous, was able to survive.

Thank heatherandgeoff
Reviewed 2 March 2018

It's an imposing edifice for sure, and with some interesting "fact boards" it makes for an interesting stop. But more than anything, the hill this is on offers a fabulous view of Castlemaine and surrounding country. Go for the view if nothing else!

Thank Helen O
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Our bus driver, being a local took us to the Memorial and was able to point out various spots across town, as it was a great view from there. This is a very grand memorial to Burke & Wills, well done.

Thank turoar
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Braved the steep uphill climb up to the monument, the view is worthwhile. I'm familiar with the history but impressed with the monument simply because of it's size given the time it was erected

Thank Jste011
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Quite a lovely spot, interesting as i am familiar with tge whole Bourke and Wills story. Also great views over the main town

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Very easy to find attraction located on a hill at the end of a residential street. Nice views over the township from here so it's worth a quick stop if you're in the area. The memorial itself isn't much to see.

2  Thank ScarlettPearl
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I wanted to have look since I've also been to the dig tree. It's surprising how big and well located it is and I guess that says something about how big a deal the whole expedition was in those days. One surprising thing is that...More

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