Fossicking in the Upper Lachlan...
Sitting high on the Southern Tablelands, the Upper Lachlan region with its many creeks and rivers has been famous for gold and gemstones both of which can still be found -
Following the discovery of gold in Tuena in 1851, the upper reaches of the Southern Tablelands have remained a popular place to try your luck at striking it rich.
Gold panning supplies can be obtained at Parson’s General Store in Tuena and panning can be tried at the nearby Tuena Creek.
The region around Grabben Gullen offers the chance to find sapphires along with a range of other semi-precious stones. The public fossicking area is under the bridge on the aptly named Sapphire Rd at Wheeo.
For directions call the Crookwell Visitor Information Centre on (02) 4832 1988.