Cassilis Historic Gold Fields near Swifts Creek

In the 1880's Cassilis near Swifts Creek in East Gippsland was a thriving gold mining town with a population of around 500. There was a store, butcher, baker, school, Mechanics Institute and two hotels.

Mt Hepburn and King Cassilis were the two most successful gold mines that operated until the end of World War I. By 1933 there were only a 34 residents remaining.

Bushfires destroyed part of the Cassilis township in 1939. Other buildings have been dismantled and taken away in the years since.

Today you can still see various relics that remain in the 3600 hectare Cassilis Historical Area.

Getting There

Travel to Swifts Creek and head 14 km west along the Swifts Creek — Omeo Road.


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