Healesville Sanctuary – Badger Weir – Healesville Sanctuary

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

Distance:  12 Km   |  Duration:  4 Hrs   |  Grade:  TBA   |  Rating:    |  Style:  Return

Best Season:  Autumn, Spring

About the Walk


This walk is amongst mature forest of mountain ash and manna gum with magnificent ferns in the gullies.  Walk in the vicinity of the water catchment area for Healesville.  Some steps are involved.

The Walk in Detail

Leaving from Healesville Sanctuary car park walk along Badger Creek Road, over Don Road along Badger Weir Road and directly into Yarra Ranges National Park.  Continue walking to second toilet block and stop for morning tea at the Rosella rotunda at Badger Weir picnic area.

Follow Coranderrk track via Stringybark track and Aqueduct track.  Pass over a small bridge and turn left at the Slip Track.  (Badger Creek is now on the left.)  Follow Lyrebird track.  Turn right at the "T" intersection into Aqueduct track, then Coranderrk track and Stringybark track, back to Badger Weir Picnic area.  Stop for lunch at Lyrebird Rotunda.

Return to Healesville Sanctuary car park


Many small birds including rosellas, kookaburras and lyrebirds.  Wallabies may also be spotted.  Some of the tree ferns are over 200 years old.

Getting There

Where do we start?: Healesville Sanctuary car-park (Melway Map 278 F8)

Walk Precautions

Slippery when wet.

Additional Information

APV002 - Toilets




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