Walk Category: Short
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Beaufort
Walk Area: South West Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 192 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes but coverage varies by provider
Walk Details Collated: October 2008
Walk Details Provided By: Ballarat Bushwalking & Outdoor Club
From the carpark , walk back on the track you have just driven in on to the end of the campground and turn left and walk to the end of that track. Turn left again on to the Jimmy Smith track, a rough 4wheel drive track, and follow this into the bush, passing a farm paddock on your right.
Ignore the track that follows the fenceline on the right, and continue up the hill, taking the right fork as you go. The track rises gently, coming to another right fork. Take this and continue on it until coming to another boundary fence.
Turn right and follow this track as it continues mostly along the fence line back to the first junction. Turn left back to Jimmy Smiths road and back to the cars.
In spring look out for orchids and other wild flowers.
Middle Creek Campground
This walks starts and finishes at Middle Creek camp ground, Mt Buangor State Park.
Take the Western Highway to Beaufort. Travel west through Beaufort for 11.8 km and turn right onto Ferntree Gully Road. Follow this for 7.5 km, ignoring any side roads, until you enter the Mt Buangor State Park. The first turn left will take you to Middle Creek camping ground.
Note: As at August 2012 this walk was closed due to storm damage. Check with Parks Victoria prior to visiting this area for updated information.
Also please note that as at August 2012 many areas of Buangor State Park still affected by damage caused by fire in 2010 and heavy rainfall and storms in early 2011. Park staff have commenced repairing roads, walking tracks and visitor facilities which will continue for some time.
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