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Location / Nearby Cumberland Chimney & Dam

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Image Cumberland Chimney & Dam

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Steve O
⏳ 12-2021
4.3

Was surprised and impressed

Lots of campsites that are well maintained. Camp areas are well spaced out and with river close by. I was pleasantly surprised how well kept and clean the area is.
mccorquinn
⏳ 12-2021
4.6

Is that all there is?

The Chimney dominates the flood plain from far away and is but a couple of hundred metres from the Savannah Way as you head toward Croydon. The chimney is the final remnant of a once-booming gold mine and is reached off the highway by a well-posted sign and a gravel road. It’s an interesting reminder of the pioneers and the struggles they endured to wrest precious materials from an unyielding soil.
Boyd J
⏳ 12-2021
4.9

History AND Bird watching

20 kilometres out of Georgetown, the Cumberland Chimney and lake can be found, and these are the remnants of a 19th century goldmine. The chimney is a silent sentinel to what was once a thriving past, brought to a halt by the lack of workers available during World War 1. The history is explained in signs. Walk or drive a further 200 metres and the lake, once integral to the mining operation, is now a perennial water source, home to a multitude of birds and a surprising oasis in the dry savannah grasslands. At early morning and dusk it is a bird watcher’s paradise (and the local council has realized with informative signs identifying the most common birds).
Skeney57
⏳ 12-2021
4.6

Mining History Lives

Just off the road as you head towards Georgetown (don’t blink, you’ll miss it) you’ll see the remains of the Cumberland Mine in the shape of the Towering Brick chimney of the old gold crushing plant that was built by Cornish Miners in the late 1800’s. It is the lone relic of an earlier mining history for the town. Also next door is the man made Cumberland Dam from those days and today it attracts over 140 bird species to the site with viewing area & identification signage ! A good road side stop !
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