Beaufort Lake and Forest Walk - Bushwalking Victoria
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Beaufort Lake and Forest Walk Trawalla State Forest

3.7/5 rating (23 votes)
  • Walk Length: 8 km
  • Walk duration: 2 - 3 hours
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Short

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Beaufort

Walk Area:  South West Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  163 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2008

Walk Details Provided By:  Ballarat Bushwalking & Outdoor Club

Walk Description

A walk around Beaufort Lake and out into the adjoining State Forest through an old gold mining area.

Start/finish: Beaufort Caravan Park

Commencing at the Caravan Park proceed to the barbeque shelter on the lakeside. Follow the path around the Lake in an anti-clockwise direction until you reach the Fun and fitness trail sign. Follow track 1. (.5 km.)
When you arrive at a T intersection you shall see a sign on the Lake shore saying "Diving prohibited".

Turn right at the T intersection, rapidly followed by a turn to the left and another turn to the right.  Turn left into Mopoke Gully Lane. Mopoke Gully Lane dog legs to the left before crossing over Yamholes Gully Track. At this point the name of the track becomes Mosquito Gully Track (1.4 km).  Follow Mosquito Gully Track until you reach the intersection with Shepherd Gully Track. (.3 km).  Turn sharp left into Shepherd Gully Track.

Continue along the Shepherd Gully Track (disregarding the 2 tracks going to the right) until you see the Shepherd Gully Track sign on the right of the track (.8 km).  Turn hard left at the sign.  Turn left into Bree Track. Remain on the main track (.3 km).  Turn left into the Yamhole Gully Track (.4 km).  Turn right into Mosquito Gully Track.(1.7 km).

Walk to the T intersection where you will see the Mopoke Gully sign to the left of the track (1.4 km.).  Turn right and retrace your steps to the lake edge.  Return anti-clock-wise round the Lake and back to the Caravan Park (1 km).

Getting There

Take the Western Highway to Beaufort. Turn left into Skipton Road (Lawrence Street) and drive about 1 km to turn left into the Goldfields Recreation Reserve.

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