Chinaman's Well Historic Site Journey to Gold Walk
Starting from the car park at the end of Chinaman's Well Road off Princes Highway, Coorong National Park, this walk takes you past Chinaman's Well, Waterhole Corner, the Eating House ruins, the Limestone Quarry, the Sandstone Quarry and back via the Chinaman's Well Historic Site Journey to Gold Walk. This walk explores the local history of the gold rush days and the establishment of the stock, mail and communications routes, with interpretive signage detailing the life and difficulties the Chinese faced as they travelled to the Victorian Goldfields in the 1850s. The walk initially follows a short loop around Chinaman's Well, one of several wells built in the Coorong region by the Chinese immigrants to supply essential fresh water along their exhausting journey. The walk also passes a natural waterhole, the remains of an eating house and the quarries from where the limestone and sandstone for the wells originated. This walk consists of wide, flat walking trails, with some boardwalk sections, suitable for all fitness levels. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.