Splitters Falls

Start: Halls Gap
GPS: -38.058440,141.922649
Finish: Splitters Falls
GPS: -38.058440,141.922649
Time: Approx. 45 Min
Distance: 2.3km Grade:Medium  (Elevation 66m – 127m)

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This can also be taken as a short walk from Wonderland car park.

Start at the tennis courts and walk through the botanical gardens towards Venus baths following the wide graveled footpath along Stony Creek. Venus Baths are a series of rock pools very popular in summer at the base of the Elephants Hide.

Just before Venus baths take the signposted track towards Wonderland Picnic area. The track becomes very rocky and its just over 1 km until you will reach the side track off to the right to Splitters Falls.

Return via the same route.


  

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Lake Suprise

Start: Upper Carpark
GPS: -38.058440,141.922649
Finish: Upper Carpark
GPS: -38.058440,141.922649
Time: Approx. 45 Min
Distance: 2.3km Grade:Medium  (Elevation 66m – 127m)

This short walk takes you close up to the lake inside the crater and along the shoreline.

The path descends steeply until the edge of the lake and then its an easy walk along its edge.

This walk is a loop.

 

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Sheoak Falls

Start: Carpark
GPS: -38.568838,143.964767
Finish: Sheoak Falls
GPS: -38.565406,143.962800
Time: Approx. 15 Min
Distance: 800m, One way Grade:Easy 366  (Elevation 9m – 45m)

Sheoak Falls are only a short drive from Lorne.

The walk begins at the car park and is well signposted.

The falls are 15 minute walk from the road with the track along a boardwalk with steps descending toward the Sheoak River.

Follow the track to the base of the falls for to see the 15m cascade and deep pool.

Further along the track is Swallow cave.

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Wreck Beach

Start: Carpark
GPS: -38.753473,143.215026
Finish: Wreck Beach
GPS: -38.754917,143.213129
Time: Approx. 15 Min
Distance: 350m, One way Grade:Medium 366 steps (Elevation 91m – 5m)

This can be a difficult short walk descending 366 steps to Wreck Beach from the car park.

After reaching the beach the walk takes you to the anchors of the Marie Gabrielle (1870) and Fiji (1890) a couple of hundred metres to your right.

Only walk the coastal route during low tides and calm seas.

 

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Gellibrand River

Start: Carpark
GPS: -38.701796,143.160856
Finish: River Mouth
GPS: -38.705363,143.156756
Time: Approx. 20 Min
Distance: 750m, One way Grade:Easy (Elevation 95m – 101m)

Starting on Old Coach Road this is a short walk near Princetown along the Gellibrand river to where it meets the ocean.

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Gables Lookout

Start: Carpark
GPS: -38.757003,143.222904
Finish: Gables Lookout
GPS: -38.759206,143.220505
Time: Approx. 10 Min
Distance: 400m, One way Grade:Easy (Elevation 120m – 142m)

 

Vehicle access is along a rough 4.5km rough gravel road and 2wd access is not recommended after rain.

This easy walk travels along a flat but relatively uneven path to a spectacular lookout over the ocean and the reefs around Moonlight Head. This is one of the highest sea cliff areas in mainland Australia.

From June to September you might be lucky enough to spot some whales.

 

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Paddy Castle

Start: Paddy Castle Carpark
GPS: -37.176815,142.394157
Finish: Paddy Castle
GPS: -37.177790,142.396047
Time: Approx. 15 Min
Distance: 350m, One way Grade:Easy (Elevation 232m – 373m)

Paddy Castle is a small sandstone outcrop in the middle of Victoria Valley and this is a short steep walk to the lookout with great 360° views of the Victoria Valley and the surrounding ranges.

It is signposted off the Glenelg River Road and it is only about 350m to the lookout from the carpark.

From the carpark, west of Boreang Campground, walk through shrubby heathland to the edge of Paddy Castle. Follow the track and a short rock scramble takes you to the top.

 

 

 

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Burrong Falls

Start: Burrong Falls Carpark
GPS: -37.147462,142.376966
Finish: Burrong Falls
GPS: -37.147002,142.379776
Time: Approx. 10 Min
Distance: 350m, One way Grade:Easy (Elevation 285m – 333m)

This is a short walk to an often overlooked waterfall in the Grampians.

An ample carpark and picnic area is signposted off the Rose Creek Road and it is only about 350m to the falls lookout from the carpark.

Unfortunately there is no defined track to the base of the falls. Best viewed in winter and spring when the water cascades over several tiers.

 

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Mount Sugarloaf Circuit

 

Start: Middle Creek Campground
GPS: –37.331672,143.246319
Finish: Middle Creek Campground
GPS: –37.331672,143.246319 Time: Approx. 5-6 Hrs
Distance: 13 km Grade: Medium (Elevation 400m – 985m)

Mount Sugarloaf Circuit Walk winds its way through Mt Buangor State Park and can be started at several easily accessible locations. A number of small lookouts give great views to the West.

This walk begins at the large Middle Creek campground and heads in an easterly direction crossing Middle Creek and Ferntree Waterfall road.  The track from here can be slightly overgrown from recent fire and flooding events.

You will soon meet a track/parking area and turn left continuing the climb to cave Hill. Soon you will come to an intersection with a track to the left that leads to a massive granite arch 100 m wide and 15 m tall.  A short walk to look at this overhang is a worthwhile diversion. Return to the intersection and continue on up to Cave Hill until you come to a small camp near the top of the hill at the intersection of Beeripmo track. From here follow Beeripmo track towards Sugarloaf.

On the walk along here you will From here you get great views towards Mt Cole and the western plains, the Grampians and Mt Langi Ghiran. This section is exposed and can be dangerous in rough weather. Soon after is the the summit of Sugarloaf.

Shortly past the summit of Sugarloaf that is marked by a cairn you will come to a lookout, leave Beeripmo track taking the left towards Snowgum lookout and down to Ferntree water falls. The track here is overgrown in places so keep an eye on the orange track markers.

A detour to the falls and the camping area that has a small shelter can made or you can continue left onto 2 mile circuit walk heading back to Middle Creek. The track back to Middle creek passes Bailes picnic area.

NOTE: Track between the cave and 2 mile circuit is open again

 

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McKenzie River Walk

McKenzie River Walk in The Grampians National Park has officially reopened after seven years.
Footbridges were replaced at the Zumstein Picnic Area and numerous realignments, repairs and upgrades were made to the 3.5 kilometre walking track. In addition, two new river crossings have been constructed near the base of McKenzie Falls.

The reopened section of McKenzie River Walk was closed in late 2005 for safety reasons. Bushfires a year later further affected the track, while additional flood damage was sustained in 2011.

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