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  • 3.0/5 rating 1 vote
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 6 km
  • 2 - 2.5 hours

Langi Ghiran Reservoir Walk

Langi Ghiran State Park

A pleasant walk from the picnic ground to the 1880 reservoir and the quarry used to built the reservoir.  Follow a creek to the reservoir and then a stone water race en route to a lookout close to a pipe outlet (Ararat water supply).  The lookout gives good views to Ben Nevis and the Mt Buangor Range.

  • 3.6/5 rating (20 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 8.7 km
  • 3 hours

Lerderderg River Heritage Walk

Wombat State Forest

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.

  • 3.5/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 8 km
  • 3 hrs

Marble Quarry

Follow a jeep track into history to investigate an old marble quarry overlooking the Thompson River.  Marble from the quarry was used in the William Bailey Mansion in Ballarat and also Rupertswood Homestead in Sunbury. Two lecterns in St. Paul's Church, Ballarat East, and a counter top in Australia House, London.

  • 2.7/5 rating (14 votes)
  • Short
  • Pusher/Wheelchair Very Easy
  • 5 km
  • 2 hours

Merri Creek

In the heart of inner suburban Melbourne, this trail passes through areas of trees and wetlands giving an unexpected sense of bush only a few kilometres from the CBD. The walk passes relics of earlier times when bluestone was quarried in this area and leads to CERES, a fascinating place dedicated to community and environmental initiatives.

  • 4.3/5 rating (4 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. 

  • 3.7/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 18 km
  • 6 hours

Mollison's Galleries

Mount Buffalo National Park

At 18 km the walk to Mollison's Galleries is one of the longest on the Buffalo Plateau, but it is well worth doing. Mollison's Galleries are actually a series of huge boulders that overlook the Buffalo Valley and Lake Buffalo a long way below. The walk involves a 300m climb (and descent).

  • 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.

  • 3.6/5 rating (9 votes)
  • Day
  • Easy
  • 7 - 8 km
  • 3.5 hours

Mount Buffalo View Point

Mount Buffalo National Park

An easy but interesting walk with a mixture of interest including lovely tracks, the underground river and a great view over the Buckland Valley.  180m gradual climb.

  • 3.4/5 rating (48 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 21 km
  • 8 hours

Mount Feathertop

Alpine National Park

This is one of the best alpine walks in Victoria with fantastic views over the Alpine National Park.  150m climb en-route plus 200m climb to summit.  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.

  • 2.4/5 rating (19 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.

  • 3.4/5 rating (10 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 12 km
  • 3 - 4 hours

Mount Tabletop

Alpine National Park

This is a lovely high plain walk to Mount Tabletop where there is a steep cliff below and wonderful views. The walk involves a 200m climb outward bound and 180m climb on the return section. 

  • 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.

  • 3.0/5 rating (14 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.

  • 3.0/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 9 km
  • 4 hours

Mt Dunn and Macs Point

Mount Buffalo National Park

This is an excellent walk with lots of variety and two viewpoints.  Climb 150m gradually plus 100m steeply up Mt Dunn.

  • 3.7/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 10 km
  • 5 hours

Mt Dunn Circuit

Mount Buffalo National Park

A longer circuit walk in the reservoir area, along very nice foot-tracks with two viewpoints en-route. Involves 200m height gain with optional extra 100m to top of Mt Dunn.

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