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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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Pumphouse and Stockyard Tracks Circuit
Wombat State Forest

4.3/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Walk Length: 17 km
  • Walk duration: 6 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town: Blackwood

Walk Area:  Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  97 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2005

Walk Details Provided By:  Essendon Bushwalking Club

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Getting There

Drive to Blackwood on the Western Highway via Melton and Bacchus Marsh.  Take the Greendale-Myrninong Rd and then the Greendale-Trentham Rd to Blackwood.  In Blackwood turn west at Simmons Reef Road, drive for about 2km, then about 100m before Garden of St Erth turn right down Wombat Forest Drive (Lerderderg Road). Follow the main road for about 7.5km, cross over a small wooden bridge, park at Nolans Creek Picnic Area on the right.

Further Information

Recommended Map:  Wombat State Forest Touring Guide, Meridian Maps, 1:50,000 (may be out of print)

Mobile phone coverage information

DSE:   Information on the Wombat State Forest (describes a drive in the area but some information that is relevant to the walk).

Great Dividing Trail Association: Information on Lerderderg Track (can buy guides/maps of the GDT via this website)

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