Yankee Mine Track Circuit - Bushwalking Victoria


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Yankee Mine Track Circuit Wombat State Forest

2.6/5 rating (8 votes)
  • Walk Length: 16 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:  Blackwood

Walk Area:  Central Victoria

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  59 km

Mobile Phone Coverage:  Yes but coverage varies by provider

Walk Details Collated:  October 2005

Walk Details Provided By:  Essendon Bushwalking Club

Walk Description

From the Recreation Reserve return to the main street, then north east 400m on Greendale – Trentham Road to Martin Street on right. Turn right (north east) into Martin Street for 200m, then left (north north east) along Nuggety Creek Road. Cross Nuggety Creek on a  bridge then swing east then north to 'Y' junction with Old Blackwood Road.

Take the right fork along Old Blackwood Road for about 3km to the junction with Yankee Road. Head north 1km then swing south then east to the abandoned Yankee Mine, which is visible from the road. Have lunch/rest stop in a clear area nearby.

After lunch head south then east along Yankee Mine Track to North Blackwood Road, then south down Hayden Track 2.5km to Ruth Track. Head west then south west along Ruth Track for 1km to North Blackwood Road, then south west to Shaws Lake Track.

Take Shaws Lake Track south west to Golden Point Road into Blackwood and return to the Recreation Reserve.

Getting There

Drive to Blackwood on the Western Highway via Melton and Bacchus Marsh, taking the Greendale-Myrninong Rd turn-off from the highway and then the Greendale-Trentham Rd to Blackwood.  The walk starts and finishes at the Blackwood Recreation Reserve.  Click here for a map of Blackwood showing the recreation reserve.

Further Information

Recommended Maps:  Lerderderg & Werribee Gorges, Meridian Maps (Use the 1:15,000 Blackwood inset) 

Mobile phone coverage information

Photographic gallery of a mountain bike trip over similar route


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