Walk Category: Day
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Blackwood
Walk Area: Central Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 79 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes but coverage varies by provider
Walk Details Collated: October 2013
Walk Details Provided By: Boroondara Bushwalkers
Route includes formed tracks, footpads, river walking & a paddock; some road walking at end. A steep descent to the river, with a steep ascent out of the gorge and another to Mt Blackwood. 400m change in elevation. Numerous river crossings; expect wet feet.
Start: Junction of Mt Blackwood Rd and Square Bottle Tk.
End: Junction of Mt Blackwood Rd and Square Bottle Tk.
Disclaimer: All reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the route description was as accurate as possible at the time of publication.
The accompanying map is general in nature and should not be relied on for navigation purposes.
This park is infected with Cinnamon Fungus. Please observe the following control measures:
For full details on the fungus and required control measures please follow link provided in Further Information below.
Drive to Blackwood on the Western Highway via Melton and Bacchus Marsh, taking the Greendale-Myrninong Rd exit from the highway and then turn right onto the Myrniong - Greendale Rd. After 1.1 km continue straight ahead onto the Old Western highway. After 9km turn right onto Mount Blackwood Rd. Continue for about 1.3km until reach Square Bottle Tk on right.
The walk starts and finishes at the junction of Mt Blackwood Rd and Square Bottle Track. Click here for a map of Blackwood.
Guidebook: Melbourne's Western Gorges by Glenn Tempest, Open Space Publishing, 2012 (can purchase book online and download GPS files)
Weather forecast: Central District
Parks Victoria: website Lerderderg State Park
Parks Victoria: Park Note: Lerderderg State Park
Cinnamon Fungus: Information