Shamrock Mine Site

Cania Gorge National Park

The track meanders along the creek before passing into eucalypt woodland. At the former Shamrock Gold Mine site, there is a self-guided walk with information about the life on the Cania Goldfields.

No Dogs Permitted
Eucalypt Forest
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Monto, head north on the Burnett Highway and after 11.5km turn right into Cania Road (signposted Cania Gorge). Follow this for 24km and park by the information board on the right, about 11km beyond the Cania Gorge Tourist Retreat.


Cania Gorge .

Route/Trail notes:

From the car park, this easy walk follows the creek, then up a small hill to the mine site and back by the same route.



Other References/Comments:

Basing yourself at Cania Gorge Tourist Retreat for a few days, is a great way to provide easy access to these walks.


A short walk rich in history! Watch for the shafts some are not as shallow as they seem.

TaylorMob on 5 Jul, 2020

Headed up the canyon to have a look around the dam and tick this walk off. Not much to see, so was a little disappointed, however the information signs gave a good account of what had gone on here.

F.A.B. on 15 Sep, 2018

2nd time in June 2018, much different to the first in 2014. Much more overgrown and its been let go. There is a hill climb to the top where the path winds between relics and signs that give you an account of what happened there.

There are mine shafts, cages and relics on loan from locals that takes you back in time. You need to stick to the path as there are many collapsed shafts and entrys, it is risky walking off it. The first time it was more looked after and interesting.

Cee on Jun, 2018

Nice easy walk with interesting history

J on 3 Sep, 2016

Nice easy walk, exciting for the kids.

Hugues Debeyser on Apr, 2009


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