Chimney Pots


NB. The following information was current at the time of the event

Distance:  5 Km   |  Duration:  3.5 Hrs   |  Grade:  Grade 4   |  Rating:    |  Style:  Circuit   |  Map

About the Walk


Rugged rocky outcrops and views of the Southern Victoria Range.

The Walk in Detail

From the carpark, follow the marked track northwards through light forest. The massive Chimney Pots loom in front of you. After 1km at a track intersection, take the left hand route. It is preferable to walk the circuit clockwise.

The track begins to rise as it skirts around the southern flank of the towering cliffs. There are a couple of good vantage points to rest on the way up, where views to the Southern Victoria Range can be had.

The track swings around to the east and shortly you come to a track off-shoot on your right. Take this short detour up to a broad rocky platform. This is a great place for lunch, with spectacular views. The main Chimney Pot summit still looms above, however you cannot climb this without the use of ropes.

After lunch, re-trace your path back to the main track and continue on. The track rises a little more before beginning its steep southerly descent down through a forested valley. Beware, the track can be slippery at times with leaf litter on the track. A pole would be handy on this section! Eventually you will reach the track junction, where you will now turn left and enjoy the final stroll back to the carpark.

Getting There

From Laharum, drive south and then take the Brimpaen Road across to the Henty Hwy. Continue south for 37.5km. Turn left onto the gravel Woohlpooer Road and follow this, which becomes the Glenelg River Rd. After 11km you will reach a hard left turn into the Chimney Pots carpark (Grid Ref 108611). Distance to start: 69 km Driving time: 50 min.

Walk Precautions

Parts of the upper track are uneven and rocky. The steep descent can be slippery at times. A trekking pole would be recommended for this walk.

Additional Information

There are no toilets at the Chimney Pots. There are toilets at Cherrypool (approx half way along the highway). Otherwise there are some at Strahan’s campground 5km east of Chimney Pots on Glenelg River Road.


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