Grass Tree Walk - Bushwalking Victoria

Grass Tree Walk Brisbane Ranges National Park

2.8/5 rating (9 votes)
  • Walk Length: 13.8 km
  • Walk duration: 5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Bacchus Marsh

Walk Area:  Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  83 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2013

Walk Details Provided By:  Boroondara Bushwalkers

Walk Description

Start: Boar Gully camping ground.

1. Walk south on the Little River Track to the junction with Link Track Turn left onto Link Track and walk the short distance to the junction with Kangaroo Track. Distance 2.4km.

2. Turn left onto Kangaroo Track and walk east, passing Old Thompson Track on the way, to the junction with Thompson Road. Turn right onto Thompson Road and walk south to the junction with Quarry Track. Distance 2.8km.

3. Turn left onto Quarry Track and follow the track in a south-easterly direction to the junction with Slate Track on a rocky rise. Keep right and continue on Slate Track along the top of an undulating ridge to a junction with an old vehicle track. (Do not follow Slate Track where it swings east.)

4. Turn right onto the easily missed vehicle track. Walk downhill past a slate quarry. This old vehicle track becomes a walking trail and descends into a shady gully. Cross the bridge and follow a rough and uneven track down a gully before beginning the steep climb to Thompsons Road. Distance 2.9km.

5. Cross Thompsons Road and after a short distance turn right onto Wallaby Track. Follow Wallaby Track, which later becomes Kangaroo Track, north-west to the junction with Little River Track.

6. Turn left onto Little River Track and walk north to the junction with Link Track. Continue on Little River Track to the walk end point.

End: Boar Gully camping ground.

Walk Map

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Getting There

From Melbourne, atke the M8 (Western Highway/Freeway) towards Ballarat and exit to Bacchus Marsh. Leave Bacchus Marsh to the south on Grant Street and turn right onto Griffith Street. Continue south on Bacchus Marsh - Balliang Road, then turn right onto Rowsley - Exford Road and then left to head west on Reids Road.

Continue south west on Reids Road through Brisbane Ranges National Park to Boar Gully Camping Area near the western edge of the park.

Further Information

Vicmap: Index to Hard Copy topographic maps

VicmapOnline access to 1:30,000 topographic maps

Recommended Maps: Brisbane Ranges Map Guide (1:30,000, 2010) Meridian Maps

Parks Victoria: Brisbane Ranges National Park   -   Park Note

Friends of the Brisbane Ranges

Guidebook: Melbourne's Western Gorges by Glenn Tempest, Open Spaces Publishing, 2012 (can purchase book online and download GPS files)

Mobile phone coverage information

Weather forecast:  Central District

Pets:  No


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