The largest Gold Nugget in the world was found here



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Famed for the quantity and size of gold nuggets found in the area.

Moliagul is a small Australian country town situated 60km west of Bendigo in the Central Goldfields region of Victoria. Centrally located within the Golden Triangle it is most famous as the home of the world's largest gold nugget find - The Welcome Stranger. It was also the birth place of the Rev. John Flynn founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Inland Mission.


Historic Moliagul Sites

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Memorial to the Rev. John Flynn and remains of the house where he was born.

The site of the discovery of the Welcome Stranger nugget is only 2km from the Mount Moliagul Hotel. There is a discovery walk of 15-20 minutes at the reserve, also a picnic ground with shelter, drinking water and barbecues available. In bloom the the rough wattle, bitter pea and orchids are best seen from August to October.

Welcome Stranger Monument and base inscription.


Other nearby attractions close to Moliagul not listed above

Melville.s Caves - Kangderaar Vineyard - Passing Clouds Vineyard - Blanche Barkly Wines - The Welcome Stranger Discovery Walk - Mount Moliagul Summit.


Mount Moliagul Hotel

Eating Places

Mount Moliagul Hotel


Nifty Car Hire
The closest hire service is available from Maryborough.

Public Transport
Time table and pick up depots for Skybus and V/Line Rail and
Coach services.

State of Victoria Time Zone
Eastern Standard Time
1st. Saturday in April to last Saturday in October
Eastern Standard Time = UTC/GMT plus 10 hours

Daylight Saving Time
1st. Saturday in November to last Saturday in March
Eastern Daylight Saving Time = UTC/GMT plus 11 hours

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