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Mt Riddell
Yarra Ranges National Park

3.5/5 rating (10 votes)
  • Walk Length: 12 km
  • Walk duration: 5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Return
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Healesville

Walk Area:  Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  64 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2007

Walk Details Provided By Diamond Valley Bushwalking Club & Koonung Bushwalking Club

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Getting There

Melway Map 278

Where do we start?

At the gates marking the boundary of the Yarra Ranges National Park on Mt Riddell Road.

How do we get to the start?

From Healesville Sporting Complex take the Mt Riddell Road which is the 3rd road on the right.  Follow Mt Riddell Road for just over 2 km until reaching the gates at the end of the road. (Melway Map 278, F2)

Further Information

Map:  Vicmap - Juliet South 8022-4-S -  1:25 000 Topographic Map

Walk Map for Mt Riddell:  Grid distance: 1km; Contour Interval: 20m; Grid North to top.  Copyright State of Victoria, Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE).  Reproduced from Vicmap Juliet South with permission of DSE.

Parks Victoria: Yarra Ranges National Park

Note:  There are seasonal road closures in this area.  As at July 2012 some roads and tracks in this park were closed indefinitely due to problems from flooding and bushfires.  It is strongly recommended that prospective walkers check the Parks Victoria website and/or contact the local ranger for current information before visiting this park.

Mobile phone coverage information

Comments (3)

  • Peter Rose

    Peter Rose

    09 June 2013 at 23:51 |
    Did this walk on Saturday 8/6/13. Well signposted and easy walking for the most part along well maintained access road. There is even a picnic table at the grassy clearing. I saw 2 lyrebirds on the final track to the summit which is a little uneven and slippery, but clearly marked. Pity there is no view from the top. I did the walk in 4 1/2 hours.
  • Darren O'Dea

    Darren O'Dea

    28 February 2014 at 08:36 |
    Did this walk on 28/02/14. As mentioned above well signposted, was a beautiful sunny day. I live on Mt Riddell Rd so for me this was a great introduction to my first proper bushwalk with my mate Ben. We saw about 6 or so lyrebirds, wallabies and kangaroos. Bit of a shame about the view from the top though but about half way up if you look to the west you get a terrific view of Maroondah Dam and Mt StLeonard with the tower. We managed it in just over 3.5 hours.
  • Daniel

    Daniel

    04 September 2015 at 09:49 |
    Did this walk on 30/08/15. Well signposted walk, some viewing points with great aspects on a clear day. Saw a lyrebird and large wallabies, and heard many frogs. I completed this walk in 4 hours with a half an hour in breaks.

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