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Sugarloaf Reservoir Circuit, Christmas Hills

2.8/5 rating (18 votes)
  • Walk Length: 16 km
  • Walk duration: 4.5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Sugarloaf Reservoir Circuit, Christmas Hills

Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Yarra Glen

Walk Area:  Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  64 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2007

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

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Getting There

Where do we start?:  Saddle Dam Car Park, Sugarloaf Reservoir.

Melways: 273  E 7

How do we get to the start?: From central Melbourne go via Doncaster, Eltham, Reservoir, Kangaroo Ground and Watsons Creek.  Continue on Eltham - Yarra Glen Road to Simpson Road  Melway Map 273  A 7 (this is the entrance to Sugarloaf).  Saddle Dam Car Park is the 3rd (and final) car park on the right.

Further Information

Maps:  Parks Victoria "Sugarloaf Reservoir Park". leaflet and Melway Map 273.

Walk map Sugarloaf Reservoir Circuit, Christmas Hills:  Copyright State of Victoria, Parks Victoria Mapping Systems 2000, Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE).  Reproduced from Parks Victoria "Sugarloaf Reservoir Park" leaflet with permission of DSE.

Parks Victoria: Sugarloaf Reservoir

Reservoir Opening times:  The park is open every day of the year. Gates open at 8.30am and close at 7.00pm during daylight saving. Outside of daylight savings, the park closes at 5.00pm.

Mobile phone coverage information

Comments (1)

  • Ian McIlwraith

    Ian McIlwraith

    26 July 2014 at 08:48 |
    Walked this today - great time of year. Abundant greenery - and kangaroos! Thankyou for the guide.

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