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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.


Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk

Walk. Bridgewater Bay Kiosk - Seal Viewing Platform
Distance: 2.5km. Duration: 1 hour one way

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.

5.6 km return
2.5 hrs

Chatauqua Peak

Day walk. Start walk at caravan park in Halls Gap. Steady climb with several view points. Climbimg over rocks to reach the peak with 360 degrees views and Halls Gap below. Be prepared for all conditions.

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.


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.

Very Easy
1.9 km return
40 mins

MacKenzie Falls Lookout Walk

The Bluff Lookout provides sweeping views of MacKenzie Falls and the MacKenzie River from high above the gorge. The lookout provides the only opportunity to capture the multiple cascades of the MacKenzie River as it flows through the gorge, including a wonderful view of MacKenzie Falls. If you can’t make it to the base of the falls, this is the best alternative.

Bluff Lookout is accessed via a gently undulating, sealed walking track that wanders through a sheltered woodland. It is suitable for wheelchairs.

For the most spectacular view approach the viewing platform from the right-hand fork of the track.

2 km return
80 mins

MacKenzie Falls Walk

Broken Falls Lookout provides a sweeping view of the MacKenzie River as it cascades over Broken Falls. The cantilevered lookout sits on the edge of the gorge.

The lookout is accessed via a short, sealed walking track from MacKenzie Falls Carpark. The initial section is steep, but the track and lookout are suitable for wheelchairs.

To continue to the base of MacKenzie Falls, return to the main track intersection and continue along the signposted track past Cranages Lookout. Take care as this walk has many steps and is steep, slippery and strenuous in sections. Return the same route.

Swimming is not permitted at the base of the falls.

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.