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Central Victoria

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  • Day
  • Medium
  • 13.5 km
  • 6 hours

Razorback and Lower Chadwick Track Circuit

Lerderderg State Park

A walk in one of the more remote sections of Lerderderg Gorge. It involves walking along attractive and challenging spurs with lovely views into the gorge and a challenging walk beside or in the Lerderderg River. From Mt Blackwood there are views to the surrounding countryside, Melbourne and the You Yangs.  A steep descent and climb and frequent river crossings. Expect wet feet.

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  • Day
  • Medium
  • 14 km
  • 5 hours

Sardine and Clearwater Creeks and The Tunnel

Lerderderg State Park

A picturesque walk in typical Lerderderg Gorge country, taking in a range of historic mining features, including water races, a stone chimneys, a tunnel diverting the river and valley views.  Compass and some off track navigation required.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 14 km
  • 4.5 hours

Shaws Lake - Tunnel Point

Lerderderg State Park

A very pleasant walk through the dry open forest typical of central Victoria. As well, there are water races and fern gullies. The Tunnel was constructed by early gold miners to divert the river.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 12.5 km
  • 5 hours

Spanish Onion - Cowan Tracks Circuit

Lerderderg State Park

A walk through dry open forest in typical Lerderderg country.

  • 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.   

  • 2.7/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 9 km
  • 3 hours

Swallow Cave, Sheoak Falls and Castle Rock

Great Otway National Park

Starting from Sheoak Picnic Area, this walk winds down Sheoak Creek to Swallow Cave, and Sheoak falls, then climbs out of the valley to reach Castle Rock lookout thence return to the start point.

  • 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.

  • 3.0/5 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.

  • 3.7/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 17 km
  • 6 hours

The Tunnel Circuit

Lerderderg State Park

Visit examples of nineteenth century gold miners engineering achievements,
including the historic river diversion tunnel and hand-built water races.

  • 2.8/5 rating (12 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 15 km
  • 6 hours

The Tunnel via Byers Back Track

Lerderderg State Park

A walk that takes in attractive forest and old mining areas on a well graded track
in the Lerderderg State Park including a visit to the Tunnel

  • 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.

  • 2.1/5 rating (29 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 12 km
  • 3.5 hours

Warburton - O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Don Road

Yarra Ranges National Park

A pleasant easy guaranteed-level walk through tall timbers beside the O'Shannassy Aqueduct. The aqueduct delivered 90 million litres a day to Surrey Hills Reservoir. It was decommissioned in 1997. Car shuffle required.

  • 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.

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