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  • 4.3/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 16 km
  • 4.5 hrs

Mineral Springs & Gold Mining Relics

Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

Visit the Tubal Cain mining complex with its horizontal chimney, dam, building ruins and several open shafts. Sample mineral water at the Vaughan Mineral Springs where alluvial gold was discovered in July 1851, and where a township called The Junction was formed, together with a market garden. 

  • 4.0/5 rating 1 vote
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 13 km
  • 4.5 hrs

Mollongghip to Barkstead

Wombat State Forest

This walk in the Wombat Forest features many gold rush artefacts. The remnants of the Andersons timber tramway and the sawdust of the Andersons sawmill can be seen in the firewood cutters' hamlet of Barkstead. The walk also takes in a gold mining dam and remnants of the Barkstead stamping battery.

  • 2.2/5 rating (15 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 12 km
  • 4.5 hours

Mount Sugarloaf - Antimony Mine Circuit

Lerderderg State Park

This walk starts with the ascent and descent of Mt Sugarloaf. After that a pretty creek is followed to the site of an old antimony mine, where there are lots of mining artefacts to explore.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 12 km
  • 3.5 hrs

Mr Hunts Chimney

Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

A circuit walk in the southern area of the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. Part of the walk follows Sebastopol Creek before joining the Great Dividing Trail, which follows a water race in some places and passes through open woodlands of coppiced box-ironbark eucalypt. See old diggings and interesting ruins of the goldmining era, including fine remnants of stonework built by miners for shoring up the banks of Browns Gully. An off-track side trip is taken to visit Mr Hunts Chimney and two examples of deep unfenced mine shafts.

  • 2.9/5 rating (11 votes)
  • Short
  • Very Easy
  • 8 km
  • 2.5 hours

Mt Blackwood - Lohs Lane

Lerderderg State Park

This walk includes some of the delights of Lerderderg, but with none of the steep climbs. Highlights are the extensive views to Melbourne, the You Yangs, surrounding farmland and into the gorge from Mt Blackwood; old growth manna gums; wildflowers; and picturesque old farm buildings/equipment.  Bring your camera.

  • 1.0/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 12 km
  • 7 hours

Mt Blackwood – Long Point

Lerderderg State Park

Get views of the surrounding area from near Mt Blackwood and then walk down
into the Lerderderg Gorge near the Lerderderg Weir.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 11 km
  • 3.0 hrs

Mt Franklin to Jim Crow Creek

Mt Franklin Reserve

From the top of Mount Franklin to Jim Crow Creek near Franklinford, traverses and interprets much of the former Mt Franklin Aboriginal Protectorate (1842-9), one of the best-documented (but not publicly recognized) sites of early Aboriginal contact in south-eastern Australia. The first and final parts of the walk include a walk around the Mount Franklin crater rim, and Clarkes Pool, on a billabong on Jim Crow Creek. Requires a car shuffle.

  • 4.0/5 rating 1 vote
  • Day
  • Experienced
  • 14.5 km
  • 5.0 hrs

Mt Hope

Wombat State Forest

The walk covers an area rich in wildflowers (springtime), as well as forest timber. Old gold prospecting activity is in evidence in the area. The walk is significantly off-track over some steep hills and 4WD tracks. The final part of the walk along the early stages of the Werribee River is very picturesque.

  • 3.4/5 rating (21 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 12 km
  • 5 hours

Mt Riddell

Yarra Ranges National Park

A there-and-back walk up Mt Riddell in the Yarra Ranges National Park.  A gradual climb at first, becoming steeper nearer the top with great views over the Maroondah Reservoir, mountains and valleys from cleared viewing points.

  • 2.7/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 19.5 km
  • 6.5 hours

Newbury to Lyonville

Lerderderg State Park

This circuit walk will visit old mining and logging towns and follow a section of
historic rail trail and tramway line.

  • 3.4/5 rating (14 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 10 - 12 km
  • 6 - 7 hours

Pennyroyal Falls Circuit

Great Otway National Park

Starting from the Mt Sabine Rd, at Norman Track, this walk follows 4WD tracks, then walking tracks and pads to Pennyroyal Creek, then upstream along the creek to Pennyroyal falls, returning via a rough walking track to Dunse Track and hence to the start point. An optional side trip to Wymbooliel falls, adds about 2km to the walk.

  • 3.5/5 rating (11 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 9 km
  • 3 hours

Point Addis - Anglesea

Great Otway National Park

This walk explores part of the Surf Coast.  Starting from Point Addis car park, the walk descends to the beach, past rugged cliffs and a headland.  The walk then ascends up to a clifftop walk through heathland and woods, back to Anglesea.

  • 3.0/5 rating (6 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 11 km
  • 4 - 5 hours

Point Addis - Bell's Beach

Great Otway National Park

Starting from the Point Addis car park, this circuit walk goes through heathland, along the coast with great views of the ocean and cliffs returning via Addiscot and Bell's beaches.  Bell's is the world famous surf beach and is very popular when the surf is up. Depending on tides, you may need to start this walk at Southside by walking along the beach towards Pt Addis

  • 3.2/5 rating (11 votes)
  • Day
  • Easy
  • 12 km
  • 4 hours

Point Addis - Ironbark Basin Circuit

Great Otway National Park

Starting from Ironbark car park (Point Addis Rd), this walk follows coastal tracks and the beach, to Point Addis, returning via heathland and forest paths and a 4WD track to the starting point.  There are some great views and part of the walk goes along the Koorie Culture walk where a number of signs give information on cultural practices, food, plants, and animals.

  • 3.8/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 17 km
  • 6 hours

Pumphouse and Stockyard Tracks Circuit

Wombat State Forest

A walk through forest along Pumphouse and Stockyard vehicle tracks south of Mt Wilson, taking in the highest point in the Wombat State Forest.

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