Babbington Hill - Bushwalking Victoria


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Babbington Hill Wombat State Forest

2.9/5 rating (23 votes)
  • Walk Length: 10 km
  • Walk duration: 4.5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Trentham

Walk Area:  Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  101 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2005

Walk Details Provided By:  Essendon Bushwalking Club


Walk Description

Head west along Tram Street. After 450m take a left fork onto a 4WD track and continue to Babbington Road.  Follow Babbington Road a few metres north then west and follow Bullarto Reservoir Road to its end on the western shore of Bullarto Reservoir. There is a pleasant grassed area on the shoreline, good for a rest break.  Then walk north along the top of the dam wall. At the northern end of the dam wall join a track heading north then east around the reservoir. The track continues east then north to intersect with Spout Track. Turn right (east) and follow Spout Track, ignoring a dirt track joining from the north. At the junction with gravelled Babbington Road, turn right (south) and walk 630m to a signposted intersection. Turn left to follow Top Track north east to the edge of the summit plateau where it turns right (east) at an intersection. Follow the track east another 230m where it divides into tracks heading north and south respectively. This spot can be used for a lunch stop.

After lunch follow the track south for 270m then left at an intersection, travel east another 160m to an intersection. Turn left and follow a track 400m downhill (steep in places) turning north for the final 60m to intersect with a track heading south east down the hill. A right turn is then made and the track followed generally east (with a short north heading section) 560m down hill to the signposted intersection of Top Track and Hill Track. Other intersecting tracks should be ignored and the major track followed. Turn right and head south east along Hill Track to the intersection with Old Springs Road. Turn left and after 50m join Springs Road and walk north to Lyonville Springs and picnic area/toilets. After a break retrace steps to the intersection and continue 1.6 km south west along Old Springs Road. Turn left into Tram Street.

Getting There

Drive towards Trentham via Calder Freeway past Gisborne to Macedon.  Exit freeway near Macedon onto route C792 towards Woodend.  After about 7.6km turn left into Forest St (C317).  Follow route C317 to Lyonville.  In Lyonville turn into Tram Street and park on the north side.

Further Information

Recommended Map:  Wombat State Forest Touring Guide, Meridian Maps, 1:50,000 (this may be out of print now). 

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