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Woods Point Petrol Station

High Country

  • Woods Point Petrol Station

This renowned little fuel stop harks back to Woods Point’s hey-day. The tiny, original timber building was once a functioning petrol station and bore witness to the gold-mining fever of the 19th century.

This renowned little fuel stop harks back to Woods Point’s hey-day. The tiny, original timber building was once a functioning petrol station and bore witness to the gold-mining fever of the 19th century.

By the mid 1860's there were about 50 functioning mines around Woods Point, plus some 30 hotels, a police station, hospital, a chemist, six banks, dancing saloons, a newspaper and various other businesses.

Today the town is home to a permanent population of less than 30, but relics of the by-gone era abound and a visit to Woods Point is a living history lesson.

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