Date(s) - 28 Dec 2013
- Participant numbers:
- Final booking date:
Leader: Cindy Marsh
Final date to book: 5 pm on Thursday 26 December
The Cobungra Ditch (12.5km one way) – One of the few interpreted historic walking tracks in the area, the Cobungra Ditch follows the course of an abandoned water race which supplied water for the hydraulic sluicing operations at the Brandy Creek mines. The ditch was cut by the Cobungra Gold Mining Company in 1884 at the cost of £11,000, and employed upwards of 120 men in its construction. Today interpretation signs along the course of the Ditch describe the history of the water race and its construction. The feature is retained for much of it length by ancient looking dry-stone walls and passes through snow gum and mountain ash forests. http://www.mthotham.com.au/mountain/summer/track_notes/images/Track_Notes_-_Cobungra_Ditch2.pdf. It is recommended that you View the pdf attachment before booking in.