Little Peninsula Tunnel

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The Little Peninsula Tunnel is a small river diversion tunnel on the upper Yarra River near McMahons Creek, around 80 km East of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The tunnel was dug in the 1860s by alluvial gold miners to provide access to the bed of the Yarra River. [1] [2] [3]

The tunnel is a short walk from the Little Peninsula Tunnel Picnic Ground, about 14 km east of Warburton on the Woods Point Road. [4]

The site is listed in the Victorian Heritage Inventory.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Big and Little Peninsula Tunnels, Victorian Heritage Inventory Number H8022-0044". Victorian Heritage Database. Heritage Victoria. Retrieved 2010-09-13. 
  2. ^ "Historic Gold Mining Sites in the St Andrews Mining Division" (PDF), Victorian Goldfields Project, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, July 1999, archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-03-08 
  3. ^ Steenhuis, Luke (1994). Secret Places of the Upper Yarra Valley. Launching Place, Victoria: A.B.C Maps. p. 30. ISBN 0-646-20674-5. 
  4. ^ Padula, Bob (2009-07-19), Peninsula Tunnels east of Warburton, retrieved 2010-09-13 

Coordinates: 37°42′44″S 145°48′29″E / 37.71222°S 145.80806°E / -37.71222; 145.80806