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Sat, 04 Nov



"Goldfields 2023" 4wd Adventure

If your looking for a fun long weekend of 4wding, treasure hunting and adventure, this event is for you!

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"Goldfields 2023" 4wd Adventure
"Goldfields 2023" 4wd Adventure

Time & Location

04 Nov 2023, 12:00 pm – 06 Nov 2023, 8:00 pm

Castlemaine, Castlemaine VIC, Australia


About the event

Held across the Melbourne Cup weekend 2023 near Castlemaine, in the heart of the Victorian historic goldfields, this 3 day event will take you and your family to some fantastic historical locations. 

"It’s 1854 and the gold rush is on! Tent cities are popping up in gullies throughout the hills.  The bush is buzzing with the influx of men women and children from near and far, all wanting their slice of the riches from the Great Gold Rush.  Of course where there is money… their are thieves.. and in 1854, in the southern central gold fields of Victoria the most fearful of them all was the dreaded duo known as “Gunslinging Gary” and “Gravedigger Dan”.  The Gunslinger and the Gravedigger hid out in the bush, living off the land and robbing camps, miners, mail coaches and anywhere they might find money or gold. They were a very resourceful pair, planned there attacks with care and consideration. The local Constabulary, led by Sergeant Frank Gilroy, spent several years hot on the trail of the reputed deadly duo and in 1857 he and his men finally reaped the rewards of their toil capturing Gunslinging Gary in the restroom of the Guildford Hotel. Sergeant Gilroy tortured Gunslinging Gary by playing Enya until he gave up the whereabouts of Gravedigger Dan.  Gary and Dan where sentenced to the Gallows in Castlemaine in 1858. However!… There was a chest of Gold, a box of cash and a bag of silver coins that were never recovered.  Follow the clues, read the notes from the locals and piece together the puzzle over the next three days to see if can gather enough information to find the treasure’s of Gunslinging Gary and Gravedigger Dan in what has become known as “The Great Goldfields four wheel drive Adventure”.

Teams will be issued maps and track notes, which are used to piece together clues. You then get to drive to points throught the area to find the treasure and complete the course. All 4wd tracks will be suitable for beginners and standard 4wds, and all you need to compete is a pen and a GPS - Even a GPS phone app will do!

We will provide you with a secure and private campgound with facilities, Catered breakfasts each day and presentation dinner as well as trophies and a huge prize pool at the conclusion of the weekend. 

This event is suitable for families with children as well as friends, mates, couples, experienced competitors and first time participants. 


  • Single Vehicle Entry

    Single vehicle entry including catering package for Driver and Navigator. *This price includes a $100 non refundable deposit*

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  • Catering Package

    Extra passenger catering package. (Driver and Navigator included in main entry fee)

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