Ferntree - Ararat Reservoir - Ferntree - Bushwalking Victoria

Ferntree - Ararat Reservoir - Ferntree Mount Buangor State Park

3.3/5 rating (8 votes)
  • Walk Length: 18 km
  • Walk duration: 7 hours
  • Walk Grade: Hard
  • Walk Style: Return
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Beaufort

Walk Area:  South West Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  183 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

Take the Mt Buangor walking track and make a small diversion to the left to view the falls a few hundred metres from the start. Continue over the footbridge and follow the Mt Buangor track up the hill until it reaches Freemans Track. Turn left and follow the road (and then Mugwamp Tk) until it intersects with the section of Beeripmo Track leading to Mt Buangor. Turn left to Buangor lookout and then on to the cairn at the peak of Mt. Buangor.

Backtrack from the cairn to the walking track and turn left. Follow this around and down the hill until it meets a gravel road, ignoring a less distinct sidetrack to the left a few hundred metres from the road.  Turn left and follow the road until a T-junction. Turn right (Reservoir Rd) and follow this until the second turn sharply left along another road - to Ararat Reservoir.

Return by the same route (past Mt Buangor) until the track meets Mugwam Tk and keep left to reach Mugwamp Campground. Now take the Beeripmo Track towards Beeripmo camp. Before reaching Beeripmo campground, turn right onto Freemans Track. Continue until Freemans Track meets the trail to Ferntree Falls. Turn left, thus retracing the route taken at the start of the day - to Ferntree Picnic area and carpark.

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Getting There

From Beaufort head west along the Western Hwy.  Approximately 11 km out of town turn right onto Ferntree Gully Road at the 'Mt Buangor State Park' road sign. Continue for approximately 6 km to the park entrance. After ½ km turn right into Ferntree Waterfalls Rd. Continue past Middle Ck and Bailes car park on your left to reach Ferntree car park.

Further Information

Parks Victoria: Mount Buangor State Park; Mount Buangor Park Note

Check with Parks Victoria for the latest information prior to visiting this park.

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