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Walks in Victoria

5 km return
2.5 hrs

Branding Yard Trail

Part of the You Yangs Regional Park between Melbourne and Geelong. There are many hiking, running and mountain bike trails in the park which range in difficulty. I ran the Branding Yard Trail as part of a run that incorporated other trails in the area. It is a mostly flat trail with a few ups and downs particularly at the start/finish part of the trail. The trail starts and finishes at the turn table car park which inside the park grounds past the main office about 2km up. There is a monolith monument along the trail that is pretty cool. It's is a moderate run and would be an easy walk.

5 km return
90 mins

Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk

Walk. Bridgewater Bay Kiosk - Seal Viewing Platform

The seal viewing platform is 2.5km from the Bridgewater Bay Kiosk along a well-formed trail which offers striking views across Cape Bridgewater, once a volcanic island that is now joined to the mainland by calcified sand dunes. Some sections are fairly strenuous so allow 1 hour, one way.

Part of the 250km Great South West Walk
This section takes you along the highest cliffs in Victoria 135m

4 km return
2 hrs

Cumberland Walk

Starting from the Cambarville car park, just off the Marysville – Woods Point Rd, this circuit walk passes beneath the Big Tree and the Sitka Spruce to reach the Marysville – Woods Point Rd. Cross over and continue along to Cora Lynn Falls, then on to Cumberland Falls. Soon afterwards the trail passes Sovereign View, recrosses the road and finishes back at the car park.

2 km return
90 mins

Hanging Rock

Hanging Rock is the location famous for the Mystery surrounding school girls who apparently went missing there in the year 1900. The movie "A Picnic at Hanging Rock" brought this story new interest, and its now a very popular landmark. Hanging Rock is located near the small Victorian town of Woodend, about an hour North of the state capital city, Melbourne.

The Hanging Rock Facility offers carparking, toilets, food, and parklands for bbq's and picnics, apart from the very worthwhile walk up Hanging Rock.

The walk up Hanging Rock is a CLASS 3 level walking track. This walk offers many great photo opportunities, and certainly the impression of mystery and perhaps eeriness.

Definitely a worthwhile stop during your travels ....

11 km return
4 hrs

Keppel Lookout Trail

The most challenging walk in the area, Keppel Lookout Trail climbs up through Mountain Ash and Stringybark forest to visit four of Marysville’s best lookouts.
There are spectacular views across Marysville, Cathedral Range State Park and Steavenson Falls. The trail is fairly uneven and steep in places, and walkers need to be self sufficient with food and water and wear sturdy footwear.

13.5 km
6 hrs

Lerderderg Gorge River return via Cowan Track

A nice 6km walk along the Lerderderg Gorge, Starting at Obriens crossing and returning via Cowan track.

16 km return
8 hrs

Mt Bogong

The highest mountain in Victoria provides a challenge to ascend but is worth every drop of perspiration to get those forever views.

600 m return
30 mins

Mt Pilot

A short walk to the Mt Pilot Lookout affords sweeping views over the Chiltern-Mt Pilot National Park and surrounding area from the 545m summit. A great spot to catch sunrise.

1.5 km return
45 mins

Olinda Falls

Located in the cool climate of the Dandenong Ranges, Olinda Falls is a perfect place to have a quiet picnic, short walk and spend time with the family.

The walk to Olinda Falls is only 350 Metres to the viewing platform and 500 Metres to the base of the falls. The walk itself takes between 10 – 15 minutes and is shaded from the carpark all the way down to the falls. There are picnic tables, running water, toilets and plenty of shade to sit in.

4 km return
2 hrs

The Beeches

Immerse yourself in the best rainforest trail the national park has to offer.
This enjoyable circuit walk skirts through Mountain Ash regrowth before entering a delightful temperate rainforest of Myrtle Beech, Southern Sassafras, Blackwood, tall tree ferns and thick green mosses.
The trail passes Taggerty Cascades, which provide a noisy contrast to the quiet Whitehouse Creek.
A number of timber bridges and floating boardwalks are crossed along the way.
Lyrebirds are common in the area.