Distance: 18 Km | Duration: Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: Circuit
About the Walk
A varied walk traversing magnificent rainforest gullies with ferns and very old myrtle beech trees and towering mountain ash. Some time will be spent exploring the Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk. 'Wirrawilla' is Koori for green trees. It reflects the luxuriance of the surrounding plants, like the majestic moss and fern covered Myrtle Beech trees towering overhead.
The Walk in Detail
Departing the picnic area follow the walking track for about one km to the junction of the Tanglefoot and Myrtle Creek tracks. The Tanglefoot Track runs generally south, skirting Mount Tanglefoot (1,009M), passing through huge stands of mountain ash and manna gums, interspersed with beautiful fern gullies.
The walk meets the Monda Track and then joins Quarry Road for a steady descent of 4km to the Wirrawilla Rainforest. Quarry Road parallels Sylvia Creek for the last 3km (west side of road) and subtle but clear changes can be seen in the vegetation.
From the Quarry Road it is a short excursion to the Wirrawilla rainforest board walk (pictured) which takes about 20 minutes to explore the rainforest area and read the excellent interpretative signs.
The walk then steadily ascends the Myrtle Gully Track for 3km with delightful fern gullies and 200 year old myrtle beech trees. The walk then continues east for a gentle climb to meet the Tanglefoot Track and a return to the Picnic Area car park.
Note: The Wirrawilla Rainforest Walk is short and easy with rest stops and wheelchair access.
This walk starts at Tanglefoot Picnic Area on Sylvia Creek Road. How do we get to the start? From Healesville take the Myers Creek Road for 16kms to Sylvia Creek Road, then travel 7km from the turnoff to the Tanglefoot Picnic Area.
Parts of the track can be slippery after rain and care should be taken