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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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Chinamans - Ararat Reservoir - Chinamans
Mt Cole State Forest

2.3/5 rating (6 votes)
  • Walk Length: 14 km
  • Walk duration: 8 hours
  • Walk Grade: Hard
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Beaufort

Walk Area:  South West Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  196 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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Getting There

Take the Western Highway to Beaufort. From Beaufort, travel west on the highway through Buangor, turning right at the Warrak turn off (Buangor-Ben Nevis Road). Travel 12 km to Warrak. Turn right, after 4 km take the left fork to Chinamans Campground.

Further Information

Parks Victoria: Mount Buangor State Park; Mount Buangor Park Note; Mount Cole State Park

Map:  Vicmap Buangor North. 7523-3-N

Note: Check with Parks Victoria forthe latest information prior to visiting this park.

Mobile phone coverage information

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