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Federation Walk - 28 & 29 October

Warburton

This years' Federation Walk is hosted by Melbourne Bushwalkers - planning is well ahead and bookings open on July 1. For further information follow this link.

Changes to the Packhorse Track

Many bushwalkers will have walked the delightful Packhorse Track that winds up through the forest from Howmans Gap to Falls Creek. There have been some changes to the track recently as part of Falls Creek's summer strategy. Read more

Grampians Peak Trail

Excitement in the Grampians is building, as construction on the northern and southern sections of the Peaks Trail gets underway.
Parks Victoria is working with hikers to plan the most scenic walks through the area. Watch this video

Deer Hunting on Snake Island

The Victorian Government announced recently that it would allow a trial to hunt hog deer on the island for a two year period. Bushwalking Victoria has a number of concerns reagrding this proposal. Read more ...
 

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Balt Camp Circuit
Wombat State Forest

2.8/5 rating (20 votes)
  • Walk Length: 14 km
  • Walk duration: 5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town: Blackwood

Walk Area:  Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  97 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2005

Walk Details Provided By:  Essendon Bushwalking Club

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Getting There

Drive to Blackwood on the Western Highway via Melton and Bacchus Marsh.  Take the Greendale-Myrninong Rd and then the Greendale-Trentham Rd to Blackwood.  In Blackwood turn west at Simmons Reef Road, drive for about 2km, then about 100m before Garden of St Erth turn right down Wombat Forest Drive (Lerderderg Road). Follow the main road for about 7.5km, cross over a small wooden bridge, park at Nolans Creek Picnic Area on the right.

Further Information

Mobile phone coverage information

DELWP:   Information on the Wombat State Forest (describes a drive in the area but some information that is relevant to the walk).

Great Dividing Trail Association: Information on Balt Camp walk (can buy guides/maps of the GDT via this website)

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