Once a busy mining landscape, today the Black Hole has returned to wilderness.
During Victoria’s golden era the locality was dotted with dozens of mining camps, huts, machinery sites and alluvial workings, all threaded together with a web of bridle tracks. The Black Hole would have been a remarkable place to visit one hundred years ago.
Today the upper reaches of this valley are inaccessible, skirted only by the Great Alpine Road and the Bon Accord Walking Track. The many ruins that lie scattered throughout these hills are historically important archaeological sites, that one day may provide us with a greater insight into the pioneering individuals of this region.