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Carapooee is a small town in central Victoria; best known for its mining activity. The town is straddled by the Strathfillian and Carapooee creeks.

The first pastoral run occurred in 1844 in the Strathfillian area, and in 1857 it was managed by David Peters.

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Gold was eventually discovered, and the settlement was called Peter’s Diggings – with as much as 1,300 miners once lived in the area. Aside from gold, two quartz crushing mills were also recorded. At the turn of the century, there was just one hotel in town, as well as a church and very little mining activity.

Near Carapooee, there are a few worthy attractions that may interest visitors. The most popular is the St Arnaud Range National Park, which features forested, steep terrain. If you’ve always been curious what it’s like to visit the forests before the gold rush in Australia, this place is highly recommended. Bushwalkers will appreciate the terrific views found on the rocky ridges, and there are lots of opportunities for trekking in the rugged yet beautiful terrain.

For camping and picnics, head over to the Upper Teddington Reservoir. The reservoir banks are peaceful areas and it’s equipped with flushing toilets, picnic tables, and wood barbecues. However, you’ll have to bring your own firewood and drinking water.

If you are looking for a place to stay, you can consider camping, or there are a number of accommodation options available in St Arnaud.

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