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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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Paradise Walk
Mt Cole State Forest

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  • Walk Length: 9 km
  • Walk duration: 3 - 4 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Short

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Beaufort

Walk Area:  South West Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  180 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. Turn right just past the Rotunda in the main street of Beaufort. (Mobil Service Station on the opposite corner.) Follow the signs to Mt Cole and Beeripmo. Travel north to Raglan then follow the Elmhurst road for about 9 km and take the Glut road fork to the left. Turn left again at the sign to Richards Campground. The car park is a short distance up this road.

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