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The Tunnel Circuit
Lerderderg State Park

3.8/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Walk Length: 17 km
  • Walk duration: 6 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Return
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Blackwood

Walk Area:  Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  91km

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 towards Blackwood on the Western Highway via Melton and Bacchus Marsh, taking the Greendale-Myrninong Rd turn-off from the highway and then the Greendale-Trentham Rd towards Blackwood.  About 3.5km before Blackwood turn (east) into O'Briens Road.  Follow O'Briens Road E for approximately 5 1/2km to O'Briens Crossing. The walk starts and finishes from this point. Parking is available on the west bank of the river.


Further Information

Recommended Map:  Lerderderg & Werribee Gorges, Meridian Maps (Use the 1:15,000 Blackwood inset)

Guidebook:  Melbourne's Western Gorges by Glenn Tempest, Open Space Publishing, 2012

Parks VictoriaLerderderg State Park (website)

Parks Victoria:  Visitor Guide for Lerderderg State Park

Parks Victoria:  Park Map for mobile devices 

Mobile phone coverage information

Comments (1)

  • Brett And Kristine Piper

    Brett And Kristine Piper

    09 December 2012 at 11:01 |
    Unfortunately with the amount of rain over Spring 2012, tree debris has totally covered the entrance to the tunnel.

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