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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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Mollongghip to Barkstead
Wombat State Forest

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  • Walk Length: 13 km
  • Walk duration: 4.5 hrs
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Mollongghip to Barkstead

Walk Summary

Walk Category:Day

Getting There: Car

Nearest Town: Daylesford

Walk Area: Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO: 108 km

Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated: May 2015

Walk Details Provided by: Federation 2015; Bayside Bushwalking Club & Great Dividing Trail Association

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Getting There

From Melbourne head west via the M1, M80 and the Western Freeway/Highway (M8) continue past the C141 exit to Daylesford and take the exit for Wallace/Bungaree/Creswick. Turn north onto Ormond Road and continue for about 8.7 km to the intersection with Gleesons and Barkstead Roads. Turn left onto Gleesons Road and drive 1 km to the junction with McPhans Road, Slaters Road and The Wallaby Track. This is the start of the walk.

Further Information

Total uphill: 260 m
Gradient: gentle hills <10%
Path: 4WD bush tracks, with off-track in open forest

Maps:

Daylesford and Hepburn Springs – tourism and accommodation

Mobile Phone Coverage: Telstra, Optus, Vodaphone

 

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