In recent times El Dorado has attracted people seeking a quiet, country environment and lifestyle within short distances to larger towns.
While here, visit El Dorado Pottery, the Museum (formerly the school), and El Dorado’s three historic churches. The immense gold and tin mining dredge floats at its resting place on the edge of town and is well worth a visit.
El Dorado area offers a variety of accommodation styles ranging from creekside or bush camping on Reedy Creek camping spots, or at Centennial Park and local B&B’s. The general store has amenities such as petrol, a post office, and bank, and the McEvoy Tavern provides meals and refreshments. Showers and toilets, as well as a BBQ, are available at the local Gunhouse park
El Dorado is popular with day trippers, horse riding, and mountain biking groups as well as many cyclists who detour from the world-famous Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Artists and gemstone fossickers have known and visited the area for many years.