Walk Category: Shorty
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Blackwood
Walk Area: Central Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 89 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes but coverage varies by provider
Walk Details Collated: October 2013
Walk Details Provided By: Boroondara Bushwalkers
Crosses several small creeks via bridges; otherwise an easy hop. Walking pole/s useful. 100m change in elevation.
Start: Jack Cann Reserve. The walk signpost is at the far side of the car park at the Jack Cann Reserve.
End: Jack Cann Reserve.
Disclaimer: All reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the route description was as accurate as possible at the time of publication.
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Drive to Blackwood on the Western Highway via Melton and Bacchus Marsh, taking the C318 exit and turning right onto C318. After 6.4 km turn right to stay on C318 and in 10.7km turn left onto Simmons Reef Road in Blackwood. After 1.4 km take a sharp left to stay on Simmons Reef Rd and in 450m you will reach the Garden of St Erth and Jack Cann Reserve.
Park away from Garden of St Erth as the closer parking spots are for visitors to the Garden. Click here for a map of Blackwood showing the recreation reserve.
Guidebook: Melbourne's Western Gorges by Glenn Tempest, Open Spaces Publishing, 2012 (can purchase book online and download GPS files)
Weather forecast: Central District
Department of Environment & Primary Industry: Wombat State Forest Drive (Aug 2003)