The highly valued stone mined from this quarry was used for various monuments and construction work around the region. It remains the state’s most complete early example of quarrying methods.
The northern end of the quarry has a sheer raking face and amazing examples of partly extracted blocks. These blocks showcase traditional wedge and feather techniques.
A variety of scenic walking trails can be found around the old quarry and township area. Visitors can walk around the quarry and view the information boards to better understand the history of Heatherlie.
The site is now part of the Grampians National Park and still retains some of the original sandstone houses and sheds. There are also the remains of original machinery, including relics of cranes, the steam boiler, and rail lines.
Know Before You Go
The site is and about halfway between Halls Gap and Dadswells Bridge, about eight miles north of Halls Gap on a gravel road. A small car park is located off Mt Zero Rd and is a short walk from the quarry, a little over one mile.