Walk Category: Day (long)
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Beaufort
Walk Area: South West Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 205 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes but coverage varies by provider
Walk Details Collated: October 2008
Walk Details Provided By: Ballarat Bushwalking & Outdoor Club
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Waterfalls Picnic Ground
Drive to Beaufort on the Western Highway (M8/A8), then travel north through Raglan and on to Elmhurst. Turn left onto the Pyrenees Hwy (B180), continue towards Ararat for 2 km, then turn right across railway line onto the Landsborough–Elmhurst Rd. Follow this for approx 8 km, turning right onto the Glenlofty-Warrenmang (dirt) Rd. Follow for approx 2km looking for Hankin Tk and the start of the walk on the right.
Start: GR974908: Glenlofty-Warrenmang Rd / Hankin Tk Junction
Finish: GR103915: Mount Avoca Waterfalls Picnic Ground
Lat/Long of start point: -37.110203, 143.231141
Lat/Long of end point: -37.098506, 143.366475
Note that this is a one-way walk requiring a car shuffle. To drop a car at the end point, Waterfalls Picnic Ground, from Melbourne take the Western Highway (M8) to Ballarat and then the Sunraysia Highway (B220) to Avoca (185km from Melbourne). From Avoca travel west on Vinoca Road (10 km) to Waterfall Track then 2.25 km to the Waterfalls Picnic Area. After dropping a car return to Avoca then take the Pyrenees Highway (B180) south west 23 km to Elmhurst and continue on for 2 km to turn north onto Landsborough-Elmhurst Road. Drive about 8 km and turn right on Glenlofty-Warrenmang Road and it is about 2 km to the walk start at Hankin Track.
Total distance from Melbourne via Avoca and Waterfalls to the start point is about 246 km.
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