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  • 3.8/5 rating (11 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 13 km
  • 3.5 hrs

Breakneck Gorge & Jacksons Lookout

Hepburn Regional Park

This walk in delightful bush visits the Blowhole, Breakneck Gorge, Golden Spring and Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve via Jacksons Lookout, natural mineral springs and relics of the gold mining era.  Spring wildflowers, koalas, kangaroos and an abundance of bird life often seen.

  • 3.5/5 rating (23 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 11.4 km
  • 4 hours

Centenary Walk and The Island

Werribee Gorge State Park

A walk through attractive yellow gum woodland to an isolated volcanic hill between Myrniong Creek and the Werribee River.

  • 4.0/5 rating (10 votes)
  • Day
  • Easy
  • 8.5 km
  • 2.5 hrs

Central Springs to Tipperary Springs

Hepburn Regional Park

The walk takes the Tipperary Walking Track from Central Springs, at the picturesque Lake Daylesford, to Tipperary Springs. There are several mineral springs visited en-route to sample the waters. 

  • 4.0/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 16.6 km
  • 5.0 hrs

Chocolate Mill Walk

Hepburn Regional Park

Commencing on part of the Great Dividing Trail and walking north as far as the Chocolate Mill, the route passes evidence of the gold mining era in Beehive Gully. Crossing into the Hepburn Regional Park, the track continues along 4WD tracks, off-track through scrub alongside the highway and unmade back roads through small agricultural holdings up to a ridgeline where there are spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. The route continues along unmade back roads with a very steep descent to a ford before returning past a quaint miner's cottage to the cars.

  • 3.6/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 14.5 km
  • 4.5 hrs

Creswick Waters

Creswick Regional Park

The Creswick area was extensively mined from the 1850s to 1880s and evidence of mining activity is still evident.  The walk includes: Blue Waters; St Georges Lake, built as a mining dam for the Creswick State Battery which operated into the 20th century; Cosgrove Reservoir, a water supply for Creswick; and the remains of Eatons Dam wall, built of stone and earth that was breached in 1933 following intensive rain.

  • 4.2/5 rating (10 votes)
  • Short
  • Very Easy
  • 1.5 km
  • 30 - 45 mins

Distillery Creek Nature Trail

Great Otway National Park

The Nature Trail follows a circuit through gently rolling woodlands back to the picnic area. There are information boards along the walk explaining the natural history of the area.  Can be combined with the Ironbark Gorge Walk (4.5km) follows a circuit through the gorge and back to the picnic area.

  • 2.9/5 rating (18 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 15 km
  • 5 hours

Dixons Creek - Paul Range Track Circuit

This is a pleasant circuit walk through undulating country in Pauls Range State Park with magnificent ridge views, plenty of birds and the possibility of wildflowers in bloom.

  • 3.8/5 rating (16 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 10 km
  • 4 hours

Dom Dom Saddle - Fernshaw

Yarra Ranges National Park

A beautiful walk through mountain ash forest, a steep downhill and a river flat walk to finish.  Car shuffle required.

  • 2.7/5 rating (34 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 11 km
  • 6 hours

Dom Dom Saddle - Mt Dom Dom - Dom Dom Saddle

Yarra Ranges National Park

A popular day walk to the summit of Mt. Dom Dom and return by completing the circuit walk back to the car park.

  • 3.0/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 13 km
  • 6 hours

Dom Dom Saddle - Mt Monda - Narbethong

Yarra Ranges National Park

The Monda Track follows the crest of the Great Dividing Range and is easy to navigate along walking tracks, management roads and grassy firebreaks.  There are extensive views of mountain ash forests, blackwood trees, daisy bush, mint bush, silver wattle and tree ferns.  This walk involves a 540m climb and a car shuffle.

  • 3.6/5 rating (12 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 12 km
  • 3.5 hrs

Domino Rail Trail

Wombat State Forest

The walk follows the disused railway line, the Domino Rail Trail that opened in 1880 and closed in 1978.  Walk through open forest between Lyonville and Trentham and visits the historic Trentham Railway Station.  The Trail uses the endangered Powerful Owl as its symbol.

  • 3.3/5 rating (37 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 21 km
  • 8 hours

Donnelly's Weir - Condons Track - Mt St Leonard - Donnelly's Weir

Yarra Ranges National Park

This walk involves a steep climb to the Monda Rd and Mt St Leonard, and a steep descent down a fire track back to the start of the walk.  Good views from fire tower on Mt St Leonard. Not for the faint hearted.

  • 3.0/5 rating (21 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 18 km
  • 6 hours

Donnelly's Weir - Road 11 - Mt St Leonard - Donnelly's Weir

Yarra Ranges National Park

This walk is the beginning of the Bicentennial National Trail which ends in Cooktown 5,300 km away.  It involves a 900m climb from Donnelly's Weir to the top of Mt St Leonard, and hopefully a good view.  The return is by the same route.

  • 3.8/5 rating (15 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 12 km
  • 5 hours

East Walk – Cowan Track Circuit

Lerderderg State Park

Starting and finishing at O'Briens Crossing, This is, at times, a challenging walk following the east bank of the Lerderderg River, returning via ridges above the river.

  • 3.4/5 rating (13 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 8 km
  • 3 - 4 hours

Erskine Falls to Lorne

Great Otway National Park

Starting from the Erskine Falls carpark, you walk up to the imposing Erskine falls, then along the Erskine river, past Straw falls, to see Splitter Falls and past the cascades to the end of the Erskine river at Lorne.  Car shuffle required.

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