Walking Since 1939

Lake Eildon National Park: Blowhard Circuit


Distance: 19 km  

Walk Description

The walk is located in the Lake Eildon National Park and includes a mix of ridge, forest and shoreline trails.  We meet in the little town of Thornton and then drive to Wallaby Bay carpark on the shore of Lake Eildon.  The walk starts from the carpark and we traverse up to Blowhard Summit and then on to High Camp.  From the ridge-line we enjoy views of the Victorian Alps, including Mt Buller to the east and Mt Torbreck to the south, as well as the Lake Eildon itself. Birdlife is abundant and we can expect to see wallabies and kangaroos.  Just after the half-way mark, we stop for lunch at the historic Stones Outstation.  From there we continue to the lake shoreline, and pass Stone Bay, Lightwood Inlet, Geary Island and Italian Bay before closing the loop to finish back at the carpark.

Booking is  required for this walk.   The Leader will confirm your acceptance on the walk, or not, via email.  The leader will organise car-pooling and provide details of where and when to meet.

What to bring:

• Day pack
• Sufficient water (2-3 litres)
• Lunch and snacks
• Hat, sun screen
• Suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans/sneakers!)
• Rainwear & warm jacket
• Proper walking shoes/boots

Refer to our Gear Checklist page for more details.   If you are not properly equipped, the walk leader can decide not to let you participate on this walk.

Booking Fee:

  • Non-members:   $7.00
  • Members / Trip card holders:   $0.00

Please pay the leader CASH at the start of the walk, NO credit cards.

Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please bring cash for this purpose.

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Activity Date(s)


October 26, 2019 8:30 am


October 26, 2019 5:00 pm







David L

Booking Request

4 Replies to “Lake Eildon National Park: Blowhard Circuit”

John Belfio:

Hi David. i am interest in your walk. Regards, John

Anna Dimou:

Hi David. Anna is keen for this walk.


Hi David, I am interested. Cheers, Devang.

Gregorio Dinatale:

Hi David , I am interested in this hike plus another person. Cheers Greg

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