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Autumn

  • 3.0/5 rating (36 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 16 km
  • 4.5 hours

Sugarloaf Reservoir Circuit, Christmas Hills

A pleasant circuit around the reservoir, with views across the water, and from the high point, views of the city.  Kangaroo sightings.   

  • 3.0/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Experienced
  • 14.1 km
  • 6.0 hrs

Tarilta Creek, Six Chimneys and a Ruin

Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

This walk includes a creek gorge and relics of the gold mining days. It is through dry open forest with some rocky sections and numerous dry creek crossings. Approximately 40% of the route is off-track in open forest with the remainder on the Great Dividing Trail and vehicle tracks.

  • 2.9/5 rating (10 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 10.2 km
  • 4 hours

Ted Errey Nature Circuit

Brisbane Ranges National Park

An interesting walk with a little climbing. The Ted Errey nature circuit includes interpretive signs about the rich flora along the route. Four lookouts provide views over the flat plains to Port Phillip Bay and to the rugged hills of the goldfields. Part of the walk follows the Stony Creek through scenic and twisting Anakie Gorge. Mostly on clearly defined tracks. 150m change in elevation. A number of easy crossings of Stony Creek.

  • 3.4/5 rating (9 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 11 km
  • 5 hours

The Big Walk

Mount Buffalo National Park

An excellent walk from the bottom to the top of Mt Buffalo or vice-versa. This description is for walking up.  Involves a 1040m climb (or descent).



  • 3.0/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 15.5 km
  • 6 hours

The Scenic Rim

Lerderderg State Park

A classic, challenging and scenic walk in the southern part of the Lerderderg Gorge. The walk takes in the Lerderderg River and steep spur tracks with spectacular views of the river and the gorge.

  • 4.0/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 6km or 10km
  • 3 - 4 hours

The Twins

Alpine National Park

This is an excellent walk near Mt St Bernard which is about 10 km on the Bright side of Mt Hotham. The views from the top are spectacular.  Total height gain of 400m.  The Mt Hotham area was affected by bushfires in February 2013 and it is essential that you visit the Parks Victoria website prior to visiting the area.

  • 3.3/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle
  • 40 - 75 mins

Tirhatuan Park

Tirhatuan Park in Dandenong North forms part of the Dandenong Creek vegetation corridor, providing important habitat for native flora and fauna. The park includes  two lakes, a wetland, boardwalk and bushland, the walk also takes in the Dandenong Creek as well as views to the Police Road Retarding Basin.

  • 3.0/5 rating (26 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 12 km
  • 3 hours

Trentham – Domino Rail Trail

Lerderderg State Park

Visit Trentham and take an easy walk along the old railway line towards Lyonville.

  • 2.8/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 15 km
  • 4.5 hours

Waterloo State Forest

The walk takes you through the state forest at Waterloo, and begins and finishes at the Waterloo cemetery.  On the walk you go through the heritage listed alluvial gold site of Baxter Gully.

  • 3.2/5 rating (34 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 10.5 km
  • 4 hours

Werribee Gorge Circuit

Werribee Gorge State Park

A spectacular gorge walk with rugged terrain, grand views and amazing rock formations. The walk starts with a steep ascent to Quarry Picnic Area. It takes in Eastern Viewpoint, Picture Point and Western Viewpoint with their wonderful views, including that of Blackwood Pool.

Blackwood Pool is the largest pool in the gorge and is home to platypus. The track goes south along the Werribee River back to the start point at Miekles Point. Initial section is all on track. Along the river the position of the trail depends on the river height. There is some rock scrambling along the river. In places, fixed steel cables help you sidle around rocks. Unlikely to get wet feet unless the river level is high. 200m change in elevation, with a steep ascent at the beginning of the walk and a steep descent to the river. Walking poles are useful.

  • 3.6/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 7.1 km
  • 3 hours

Werribee Gorge Lookouts

Werribee Gorge State Park

This short walk takes in three of Werribee Gorge's best lookouts, with views into the gorge and across the surrounding countryside. The walk descends into the valley to include a section of the aqueduct track at the base of the spectacular Werribee Gorge. The walk is suitable for most ages and fitness levels, but some bushwalking experience is desirable. There are a few short steep ascents and descents. 150m change in elevation.

  • 3.1/5 rating (9 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 8.7 km
  • 3 hours

Whipstick Loop Walk

Wombat State Forest

An undulating walk through varying forest, with only minor climbing. Much of the walk follows old water races. The area's mining history is visible. Fern gullies, tall trees, wattles, and pink and white heath can be seen along the track.

  • 4.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium Hard
  • 10.5 km
  • 5 hours

Whiskey Creek Circuit

Lerderderg State Park

An interesting, challenging and varied walk into Lerderderg Gorge. The walk takes in the Lerderderg River, beautiful and steep spur tracks with spectacular views of the river and the gorge.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium Hard
  • 15.5 km - 18 km
  • 5.5 - 6 hours

Whiskey Creek to Ambler Lane

Lerderderg State Park

An energetic walk into the Lerderderg Gorge, which takes in bush roads and footpads, with a number of steep descents and ascents. Among its highlights are the scenic Kenworthy Tk and the Byers water race, with views of the river and the gorge.  15.5 km option requires a 2.5km car shuffle.

  • 3.2/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 19 km
  • 5.5 hrs

Wombat Gully

This is a circuit walk, starting at Lake Daylesford, walking past Jubilee Lake, which dates from 1860 and was the former water supply to the township, to Wombat Creek Dam, which is the current water supply. The return path follows the route of the old Creswick-Daylesford Railway, which that operated between 1867 and 1953.  Some old mine workings are also passed on the return path.

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