Distance: 8 Km | Duration: Hrs | Grade: Grade 2 | Rating: | Style: TBA | Map
About the Walk
White Box Walking Track is a popular half-day walk east of Chiltern, featuring open woodlands of white box and ironbark. After lunch, we will visit the Yeddonba Cultural Site and finish with the short track to the panoramic views from Mt Pilot.
The Walk in Detail
White Box Walking Track (signposted) heads north with a short section on Cyanide Road, and then (follow the red arrows) off to the left, upslope, to Golden Bar Mine. Continuing, pass over a small ridge system, then descend to Ballarat Road, veering to the right (along the road) for about 10m, and then, to the left, traverse bushland. Cross a couple of bush bridges, then follow an undulating path, to Pooleys Track.
Ascend a small ridge, then descend to the intersection of White Box Road and Rubida Track. Stroll a short way on White Box Road, turn right at a signpost and gradually ascend. Over the top, descend back to Ballarat Road, cross a small ridge to All Nations Road. Keep left for a few hundred metres, and then take the track off to the right, descending to the Honeyeater Picnic Area, passing the upstream/upgully side of Cyanide Dam.
From Wangaratta, head north on the Hume Freeway M31. Exit to Chiltern, turn right towards Beechworth on the Chiltern-Beechworth Road following the National Park signage, head south for just a few metres then turn left onto the Chiltern-Yackandandah Road. After 800 metres turn right onto Lancashire Gap Road. Within 2 kilometres, turn left onto Cyanide Road.
From Beechworth, take the Chiltern-Beechworth Road, turn right just before the Hume Freeway interchange onto the Chiltern-Yackandandah Road. Follow directions in the paragraph above. The last kilometre is unsealed, and leads to the Honeyeater Picnic Area, where there is plenty of car parking, and a toilet.