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Araluen, New South Wales

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Araluen is an historic gold mining town in a picturesque valley of The Great Dividing Range. Just 26 kilometres from Braidwood on a particularly pretty drive you will find this village nestled peacefully in the valley. The Hotel is open for meals or a drink and the camping ground down by the river attracts quite a few campers in the warmer months. Try your luck in gold panning or fishing. Enjoy a bush walk and reminisce of the days when there were 4,000 people in town and 26 hotels. The two cemeteries in town provide a glimpse of days gone by and the hardships that the residents endured. In its heyday, around 1852, Araluen had produced 2839 kilograms of gold. The Old Courthouse has been rejuvenated and is now a BnB. History lives in Araluen.

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