Garfield Waterwheel to Welsh Village Loop

MODERATE 4 reviews

Garfield Waterwheel to Welsh Village Loop is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 521 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly



mountain biking


bird watching



wild flowers


historic site

no dogs

Short loop from the Garfield Waterwheel out to the Welsh Village. This is a short walk, ideal for introducing people to the gold mining around Castlemaine. You will pass very deep, old mine shafts, an old quarry and arrive at the Welsh Village ruins at the halfway mark where you can stopfor lunch. The way back is on more formed dirt roads and tracks completing the loop. Be sure to take water in the warmer months and wear good quality footwear. This is mostly an easy walk, but there are a couple of short, steep sections to watch out for.

10 days ago

Enjoyable walk, lots of interesting historical sites. Lots of roads and paths so can easily tack the wrong track. Using AllTrails app assisted us to stay on track.

24 days ago

Enjoyed walk and historic sites. Lots of trails so this app was essential in not getting lost!

3 months ago

9 months ago