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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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Green Gully from Jack Cann Reserve
Wombat State Forest

1.5/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Walk Length: 13.25 km
  • Walk duration: 4 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Green Gully from Jack Cann Reserve

Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Blackwood

Walk Area:  Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  89 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2013

Walk Details Provided By:  Boroondara Bushwalkers

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Getting There

Drive to Blackwood on the Western Highway via Melton and Bacchus Marsh, taking the C318 exit and turning right. After 6.4 km turn right to stay on C318 and in 10.7km in Blackwood, turn left onto Simmons Reef Road . After 1.4 km take a sharp left to stay on Simmons Reef Rd and in 450 km you will reach the Garden of St Erth and Jack Cann Reserve.

Please park away from Garden of St Erth as the closer parking spots are for visitors to the Garden.  Click here for a map of Blackwood showing the recreation reserve.

Further Information

Vicmap: Index to Hard Copy topographic maps

VicmapOnline access to 1:30,000 topographic maps

Recommended Maps: Wombat State Forest (1:50,000, 2008) Meridian Maps

Mobile phone coverage information

Weather forecast:  Central District

Department of Environment & Primary Industry:   Wombat State Forest Drive (Aug 2003)

Pets:  Yes

 

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