Werribee Gorge Circuit - Bushwalking Victoria
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Werribee Gorge Circuit Werribee Gorge State Park

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  • Walk Length: 10.5 km
  • Walk duration: 4 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Werribee Gorge Circuit

Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Day

Getting There:  Car

Nearest Town:  Bacchus Marsh

Walk Area:  Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  76 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2013

Walk Details Provided By:  Boroondara Bushwalkers

Walk Description

Start: Meikles Point picnic area.

1 Walk north on Werribee Gorge Circuit Wk to the Quarry picnic area. Continue north-west, via park entrance and Hanson's Farm, and pass the junction with Centenary Tk. Keep left and continue south on Werribee Gorge Circuit Wk, swinging west to Western Viewpoint. Continue west to Picnic Point. Continue north to Eastern Viewpoint. Continue west to Blackwood Pool. Distance 7km.

2 Walk south-east along a rocky and uneven footpad beside the Werribee River, passing Needles Beach and Lions Head Beach to the walk end point. The last 200m is a made surface. Distance 3.5km.

End: Meikles Point picnic area.

Getting There

76 km From Melbourne on the Western Highway/Freeway (M8) past Bacchus Marsh and take the Myrniong exit. Turn left onto Pentland Hills Road for 1.4 km then right onto Myers Road, following this road for 3.7 km past Quarry car park to Meikles Point picnic area.

Further Information

Vicmap: Index to Hard Copy topographic maps

VicmapOnline access to 1:30,000 topographic maps

Recommended Maps: Vicmap 1:25000 Ingliston 7722-1-3 or Vicmap 1:30000 7722-1-3-1

Parks Victoria: Werribee Gorge State Park   -   Park Note

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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