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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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Spanish Onion - Cowan Tracks Circuit
Lerderderg State Park

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  • Walk Length: 12.5 km
  • Walk duration: 5 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:  93 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

Take the Western Highway (M8) via Melton and Bacchus Marsh, taking the C318 exit from the highway and then turn right onto C381 (Greendale-Myrniong Rd) crossing over the highway and travelling towards Greendale. In Greendale (6.4km) turn right to stay on C318. In 7.2km turn right onto O'Briens Road and you should reach O'Briens Crossing in 6km. Approx 2.5km past the Crossing you should reach the junction of O'Briens Rd and Cowan Track where the walk starts.

Further Information

Vicmap: Index to Hard Copy topographic maps

VicmapOnline access to 1:30,000 topographic maps

Recommended Maps: Lerderderg & Werribee Gorges (1:35,000, 2011) Meridian Maps

Mobile phone coverage information

Weather forecast:  Central District

Parks Victoria: website   Lerderderg State Park 

Parks Victoria:  Park Note: Lerderderg State Park

Parks Victoria: Map optimised for mobile devices. To download map, you must first install the free Avenza PDF Maps applicationLerderderg State Park

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