Langi Ghiran Reservoir Walk

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

Distance:  6 Km   |  Duration:  Hrs   |  Grade:  TBA   |  Rating:    |  Style:  Return   |  Map

About the Walk

Overview

A pleasant walk from the picnic ground to the 1880 reservoir and the quarry used to built the reservoir.  Follow a creek to the reservoir and then a stone water race en route to a lookout close to a pipe outlet (Ararat water supply).  The lookout gives good views to Ben Nevis and the Mt Buangor Range.

The Walk in Detail

A pleasant walk from the picnic ground to the 1880 reservoir and the quarry used to built the reservoir.  Follow a creek to the reservoir and then a stone water race en route to a lookout close to a pipe outlet (Ararat water supply).  The lookout gives good views to Ben Nevis and the Mt Buangor Range.

Directions:
Pick up the well signposted track from the camping area. As you get to some large boulders the track splits – take the track to the left. This track follows a creek, past a small dam and through granite boulders and up to the wall of main reservoir. Walk left across and below the spillway to the western side, and pick up a small track to an old quarry (which was used in building the reservoir in 1880).

This track is through a breach in the fence and requires minor rock scrambling.  Walk back to the eastern side of the dam and continue left on the well signposted track, which in many places follows the open channel that linked the pipe from the Ararat reservoir - to the Langi Ghiran reservoir.

The water now travels underground from the where it emerges from a pipe near the lookout. Water (not potable) flows under gravity from the Ararat Reservoir 8 km west of this point. The lookout gives good views to Ben Nevis and the Mt Buangor range.

To complete the walk, either retrace your steps, or return to the picnic area on the forest service track. To pick up this road from the lookout, take the track to the right of the large boulders and follow it down to join Easter Ck Track and the Reservoir Road, to the picnic area.

Getting There

From Beaufort travel west towards Ararat on the Western Highway. About 11 km after Buangor, take the second turn off right into Langi Ghiran State Park.  Do not take the first entry to the Park (7.5 km after Buangor) as that is not allowed.  On the second turn off (Kartuk Road) note the Railway Crossing and travel 5 km to the picnic/camping area, where the walk starts. Note that Kartuk Road is shown as Langi Ghiran Picnic Ground Road on some maps.

Walk Precautions

Minor rock scrambling required

Additional Information

APV001 - InformationAPV002 - ToiletsAPV008 - Picnic TableAPV009 - FireplaceAPV026 - Camping


Yes
TBA

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