Distance: 12 Km | Duration: 3.5 Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: One Way | Map
About the Walk
A pleasant easy guaranteed-level walk through tall timbers beside the O'Shannassy Aqueduct. The aqueduct delivered 90 million litres a day to Surrey Hills Reservoir. It was decommissioned in 1997. Car shuffle required.
The Walk in Detail
From Yuonga Car-park the road is wide, grassy and soft, closed to vehicles and follows the aqueduct. It winds through tall forests of messmate and manna gum, past fern gullies and in places where clearing has occurred, there are magnificent views over the valley and beyond.
Note the Dee Slip Bridge. On Dee Road there is a rest / lunch spot with picnic tables and a panoramic view. Just past this spot the trail drops down, crosses the road end and follows up a new piece of track which quickly rejoins the soft road which continues to Don Road.
Refer to walking map for more walk route details.
Where do we start?: Yuonga Road car-park.
How do we get to the start?: Drive to Warburton via the Maroondah and Warburton Highways. At Launching Place turn north on Don Road and continue to the Ewarts Road/Don Road car park at the end of the Aqueduct Walk. Leave a car/s at Don Road to enable drivers to retrieve their cars from Yuonga Road car park. Because of its size, leave as few cars as possible at Yuonga Road car park.
Retrace route (south) to Warburton Highway and turn left (east) to Warburton. From Warburton drive a short way up the Donna Buang Road and just past the hospital turn left up Yuonga Road which is followed to the end and a small carpark.
No toilets on trail. Nearest ones are in Warburton.
at Yuong Rd and Dee Rd