Federation Walk - 28 & 29 October


This years' Federation Walk is hosted by Melbourne Bushwalkers - planning is well ahead and bookings open on July 1. For further information follow this link.

Changes to the Packhorse Track

Many bushwalkers will have walked the delightful Packhorse Track that winds up through the forest from Howmans Gap to Falls Creek. There have been some changes to the track recently as part of Falls Creek's summer strategy. Read more

Grampians Peak Trail

Excitement in the Grampians is building, as construction on the northern and southern sections of the Peaks Trail gets underway.
Parks Victoria is working with hikers to plan the most scenic walks through the area. Watch this video

Deer Hunting on Snake Island

The Victorian Government announced recently that it would allow a trial to hunt hog deer on the island for a two year period. Bushwalking Victoria has a number of concerns reagrding this proposal. Read more ...

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  • Walk Length: 4 km
  • Walk duration: 1.5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • Walk Style: One Way
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Short

Getting There:  Car, Train, Ferry

Walk Area:  Melbourne - West

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  15 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes

Walk Details Collated:  2009

Walk Details Provided By:  Bushwalking Victoria

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Getting There

Melway maps:  56 B10 start; 56 E11 finish.

Car parking:  Street parking is ticketed but there is free parking at weekends on the corner of Nelson Place and Kanowna Street.

Public transport:  Werribee train line to Williamstown Beach, changing trains at Newport. Alternatively, a ferry service operates from Southgate (City) to Gem Pier and the Visitor Centre.

Public transport timetables

Further Information

Visitor Centre:  Open 9-5pm daily; ph 03 9932 4310,; excellent self-guided walk maps available, including Waterfront Williamstown, Community Williamstown and Seaside Williamstown.

Dogs:  Some leash-free areas otherwise dogs permitted on leash.

Facilities:  There are seats in the parks; water and toilets at Williamstown Beach area, Fort Gellibrand Reserve, the Visitor Centre/Gem Pier and at Newport Station);  barbecues; children's playgrounds; kiosks (Williamstown Beach area); and cafes around Nelson Place.

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