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Cold and frosty start to the day86 views
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Heading up Rich Burn101 views
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Heading up Rich Burn97 views
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Homeward Bound Battery90 views
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Rich Burn from Homeward Bound82 views
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Homeward Bound Battery from cableway ruins87 views
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Remains of Homeward Bound Battery cableway84 views
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Old hut between Homeward Bound and Premier Battery76 views
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Hut interior71 views
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Approaching Premier Battery91 views
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Gold mining equipment at Premier Battery89 views
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Old hut at Premier Battery87 views
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Old boiler remains85 views
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Lunchspot at Premier Battery85 views
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Premier Battery86 views
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Machinery84 views
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Hut at Premier Battery90 views
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Hut at Premier Battery92 views
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Gold mining relics90 views
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The original fatfree frying pan95 views
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Interior of the hut with newspaper lining107 views
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1935 newspaper on the hut interior87 views
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1935 newspaper on the hut interior83 views
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Enjoying the warm May sun102 views
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Hut looking up to Vanguard Peak170 views
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Heading downstream172 views
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek149 views
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Junction of Rich Burn and Sylvia Creek160 views
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Lower section of Rich Burn168 views
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Anderson's Battery167 views
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Part of the machinery that mixed mercury with the quartz blanketings173 views
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Route map200 viewsWalk starts at the end of the Macetown road at Anderson's Battery. A single track follows up Rich Burn to Homeward Bound Battery. The track from Homeward Bound to Premier Battery is a little vague in places. Around 250m vertical and a very leisurely round trip time of about 3 hours (including time to explore the historic remains)
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