Distance: 15 Km | Duration: 5 Hrs | Grade: Grade 2 | Rating: | Style: One Way | Map
About the Walk
Beginning at an historic redwood plantation, this is an easy walk along the disused O’Shannassy Aqueduct through pristine forest with lots of interesting engineering features.
The Walk in Detail
This walk starts from a majestic stand of redwood trees with a gentle climb up Cement Creek Road (track 18) to the old O’Shannassy Aqueduct. Follow the track to the left as it closely follows the old concrete-lined aqueduct through tall mountain ash forest and across fern-lined gullies. After about 6.2km or 1.5 hours, there are views across the Yarra Valley to orchards. This is a possible lunch spot.
The walk continues beside the aqueduct to Yuonga Road at 8.5 km. Cross the road and pick up the aqueduct track again. Continue past Donna Buang Road until, at 13.9 km, there is signage pointing to Sussex Street. Look for a fire tower.Follow Sussex Street downhill onto Surrey Road, passing the golf course on the left, before picking up the Yarra River Walk which leads back upstream into Warburton township. Passing Mayer Bridge, continue about 1 km to the historic swing bridge. Cross the river to the shops. The walk finishes at the Visitor Centre car park.