Enjoy a walk through mountain ash forests in Melbourne's 'water catchment". This walk takes you beside Morley Creek and Watts River through beautiful mountain ash forests, their high canopy providing an ideal habitat for an understorey of shade-tolerant trees and shrubs that thrive in cool moist gullies. This walk involves a 400m climb and a car shuffle.
Part of this interesting walk is a section of the 3-day Burchell Trail. Most of the walk is on quiet vehicle tracks through undulating woodland, with an understory of grass trees. Of interest are old slate quarries, good views and a little gorge. There is a short steep descent into the gorge and then a climb out. 100m change of elevation a series of small ascents and descents toward the end of the walk.
Sample the varied scenery and mining relics of the upper reaches of the Lerderderg River. The walk includes a satisfying hill in the morning, and a pleasant stroll along a water race above the river in the afternoon.
This walk samples the varied scenery and mining relics of the upper reaches of the Lerderderg River, including remnants of Crown Dam. A highlight of the walk is the Lower Lerderderg River Heritage Walk.
An easy walk that explores an unusual rock formation made famous by the film 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'. Although this walk is short it is rated medium because of an uphill walk to the top of the rocks which, has some quite steep sections and requires walking over rocks at the top.
This is a circuit walk, starting along the beach west of Moggs Creek, then looping inland, via Moggs Creek picnic ground, Distillery Creek walking track, Gentle Annie track and Lialeeta Rd, back to the beach.
A beautiful walk, starting at Distillery Creek picnic area, going up Ironbark Gorge high above the river, then returning via a lower track which crosses the river several times. Can be combined with the Nature Trail (1.5km) follows a circuit through gently rolling woodlands back to the picnic area.
The walk starts at the Hepburn Primary School and visits the Hepburn Springs Mineral Reserve. Sections of the walk follow the Dry Diggings Track, which is a leg of the Great Dividing Trail (GDT). The walk is through open stringybark and box forest.
The walk follows Wombat Creek and Sailors Creek from Lake Daylesford to Bryces Flat, and return to Lake Daylesford. The undulating track narrows in places to single file and passes gold diggings, old huts and deep mine shafts through pleasant bushland with occasional schlerophyll forest. Mineral springs may be sampled en route.
A pretty walk, mainly on old water races beside the upper reaches of the Lerderderg River to the site of the old Crown Dam. The return is along a slightly different route on the same side of the river. There are some great views of the river and nearby hills. There is time to admire the beautiful forest and lovely stonework on the races.