2011 By John Boom

Avoca located in Victoria is another former gold mining town that in its day no doubt supported
thousands of people during the gold rush period. Today its no longer in its glory days and
unfortunately didn’t develop along with time as many other similar towns did after that period.  

Its fallen into disrepair and the lack of growth and services has seen the decline of the town area
over time. We stayed in the caravan park overnight and found it a very nice place. The Avoca
River offers fishing opportunities if you like that and there are a few historic buildings left to
explore while you have a look around the area.

If you like metal detecting I’m sure there’s still plenty of gold to be found by the amateur
prospector. You’ll need to get permission before you search on private property though. The
area has several wineries, which can also be explored.
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