Distance: 14 Km | Duration: 5 Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: Circuit | Map
About the Walk
This walk starts from Sheoak Picnic Area and combines visits to the upper and lower Kalimna falls on Sheoak Creek with a walk overlooking the steep Cumberland river valley to the Castle Rock lookout.
The Walk in Detail
Park cars at Sheoak Picnic Area and walk back up the road a short distance (about 5 minutes) to a sign board on the left hand side. Take the track to Upper and Lower Kalimna Falls (WT23).
After crossing the Sheoak Creek turn right at the T-junction towards the Upper and Lower Kalimna Falls. At the next junction take the right hand track to the Lower Kalimna Falls. Return to the track junction and now turn right to take the track to the Upper Kalimna Falls. Continue past a side track marked to "Sheoak Picnic Area 3.8" to the Upper Kalimna Falls.
Return to the previous track junction and take the track to the right marked to "Sheoak Picnic Area 3.8". Follow the track that crosses Little Sheoak Creek to a T-junction at Garvey 2WD Track. Turn left towards "Sheoak Picnic Area 3.1". Continue to a track on the right marked to "Castle Rock Walk 2.5". Turn right. Follow the track and continue right at the next junction towards Castle Rock. At the next junction take the right track to Castle Rock Lookout. Descend fairly steeply down steps to the lookout over the Cumberland River Valley and to the coast.
Return up the steps to the track junction and turning left retrace your steps to the track Junction for the Sheoak Picnic Area 1 km. Take the track on the right and descend fairly steeply to the Sheoak Picnic Area and the cars.
Note: the map provided shows a set of walks starting from Sheoak Picnic Area. This walk is marked as walk no 15. Go to 'Related walks' for details on other walks leaving from Sheoak Picnic Ground.
Getting ThereFrom the Great Ocean Rd in Lorne turn into Otway St (Melways 518 F6), drive to the roundabout and follow signs for Allenvale and continue along Allanvale Rd for about 3km to the Sheoak Picnic Area.
Sheoak Picnic Area