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Replacement of Toilet Block - Ritchie's Hut
 
Parks Victoria are currently in the process of replacing the existing toilet at Ritchie's hut.

The works are scheduled between February and April 2017.

There may be no toilet available for use between this period as the old toilet will be decommissioned. Please ensure you walk at least 100 metres from the river or any water way, dig a hole and bury your waste and toilet paper very carefully.

If you have any queries, please contact Parks Victoria, Mansfield on 13 1963.

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Walhalla Poverty Point Circuit
  • 3.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Walk Type: Day
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 13 km or 18 km
  • Walk duration: 5 or 7 hrs

Walhalla Poverty Point Circuit
Walhalla Historic Area

A circuit walk starting in Walhalla, following the Thomson River, with optional train ride from Thomson station to Walhalla station.

Walhalla to Britannia Creek
  • 3.2/5 rating (21 votes)
  • Walk Type: Day
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 17 km
  • Walk duration: 5 hrs

Walhalla to Britannia Creek
Walhalla Historic Area

This walk offers spectacular views of township of Walhalla nestled in its small valley below and a gentle stroll across the Walhalla Cricket Ground.

Walhalla to Maiden Town Circuit
  • 3.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Walk Type: Day
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 15 km
  • Walk duration: 5 hrs

Walhalla to Maiden Town Circuit
Walhalla Historic Area

This circuit walk starting in Walhalla and passing through the old settlement of Maiden Town..

Walhalla to Thomson Station via Weeping Rocks
  • 3.0/5 rating (1 votes)
  • Walk Type: Day
  • Walk Grade: Hard
  • Walk Length: 10 km
  • Walk duration: 8 hrs

Walhalla to Thomson Station via Weeping Rocks
Walhalla Historic Area

A predominately off-track walk in the Walhalla Historic Area south of the railway line.

Wallace Heritage Trail, Falls Creek
  • 2.9/5 rating (12 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Length: 6.5 km
  • Walk duration: 2.5 hours

Wallace Heritage Trail, Falls Creek
Alpine National Park

Visit Wallace and Cope Huts as part of a walk through alpine meadows with views across the National Park at several places.  An easy walk with a lot of history.

  • 1.9/5 rating (23 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Length: 12 km
  • Walk duration: 3.5 hours

Warburton - O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Don Road
Yarra Ranges National Park

A pleasant easy guaranteed-level walk through tall timbers beside the O'Shannassy Aqueduct. The aqueduct delivered 90 million litres a day to Surrey Hills Reservoir. It was decommissioned in 1997. Car shuffle required.

  • 2.0/5 rating (1 votes)
  • Walk Type: Day
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 15 km
  • Walk duration: 4.5 hours

Waterloo State Forest

The walk takes you through the state forest at Waterloo, and begins and finishes at the Waterloo cemetery.  On the walk you go through the heritage listed alluvial gold site of Baxter Gully.

Werribee Gorge Circuit
  • 3.4/5 rating (20 votes)
  • Walk Type: Day
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 10.5 km
  • Walk duration: 4 hours

Werribee Gorge Circuit
Werribee Gorge State Park

A spectacular gorge walk with rugged terrain, grand views and amazing rock formations. The walk starts with a steep ascent to Quarry Picnic Area. It takes in Eastern Viewpoint, Picture Point and Western Viewpoint with their wonderful views, including that of Blackwood Pool.

Blackwood Pool is the largest pool in the gorge and is home to platypus. The track goes south along the Werribee River back to the start point at Miekles Point. Initial section is all on track. Along the river the position of the trail depends on the river height. There is some rock scrambling along the river. In places, fixed steel cables help you sidle around rocks. Unlikely to get wet feet unless the river level is high. 200m change in elevation, with a steep ascent at the beginning of the walk and a steep descent to the river. Walking poles are useful.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Length: 7.1 km
  • Walk duration: 3 hours

Werribee Gorge Lookouts
Werribee Gorge State Park

This short walk takes in three of Werribee Gorge's best lookouts, with views into the gorge and across the surrounding countryside. The walk descends into the valley to include a section of the aqueduct track at the base of the spectacular Werribee Gorge. The walk is suitable for most ages and fitness levels, but some bushwalking experience is desirable. There are a few short steep ascents and descents. 150m change in elevation.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Length: 8.7 km
  • Walk duration: 3 hours

Whipstick Loop Walk
Wombat State Forest

An undulating walk through varying forest, with only minor climbing. Much of the walk follows old water races. The area's mining history is visible. Fern gullies, tall trees, wattles, and pink and white heath can be seen along the track.

  • 4.0/5 rating (1 votes)
  • Walk Type: Day
  • Walk Grade: Medium Hard
  • Walk Length: 10.5 km
  • Walk duration: 5 hours

Whiskey Creek Circuit
Lerderderg State Park

An interesting, challenging and varied walk into Lerderderg Gorge. The walk takes in the Lerderderg River, beautiful and steep spur tracks with spectacular views of the river and the gorge.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Walk Type: Day
  • Walk Grade: Medium Hard
  • Walk Length: 15.5 km - 18 km
  • Walk duration: 5.5 - 6 hours

Whiskey Creek to Ambler Lane
Lerderderg State Park

An energetic walk into the Lerderderg Gorge, which takes in bush roads and footpads, with a number of steep descents and ascents. Among its highlights are the scenic Kenworthy Tk and the Byers water race, with views of the river and the gorge.  15.5 km option requires a 2.5km car shuffle.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Walk Type: Day
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 15 km
  • Walk duration: 6 hours

Whiskey – Nolan – Kangaroo Tracks Circuit
Lerderderg State Park

A classic circuit walk in typical Lerderderg country, including a historic water race with views of the river below.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Walk Type: Day
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Length: 13 km
  • Walk duration: 3.5 hrs

White Point Diggings
Wombat State Forest

This is a circuit walk to discover some history of this area when transport was needed to move timber and potatoes and carry people to the mineral springs area at Hepburn Springs. The walk follows the boundary of the peacefull Yoga Ashram before joining a section of the Great Dividing Trail (GDT) to visit the White Point Diggings site.

Williamstown
  • 3.7/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • Walk Length: 4 km
  • Walk duration: 1.5 hours

Williamstown

A beachside walk past contrasting sandy and rocky beaches as well as interesting geological features. Walk through this well-preserved historical area of early Melbourne with its fascinating naval artefacts and choose between picnicking in one of several parks or pausing for refreshment in one of its abundant cafes.  Add on a self-guided walk past many early buildings.