Walking Since 1939

Lal Lal Bungal Circuit


Walk Description

Distance: 23 km

The Lal Lal Bungal Circuit hike explores the many tracks of the Lal Lal Bungal Historic Area. Most of these tracks were created by the Lal Lal Iron Mining Company (formed in 1874) when it set up an iron ore quarry and smelting works. The mine reached its peak in 1884 when 1,600 tons of ore were smelted and 800 tons of pig iron were produced.

Commencing at the Blast Furnace picnic area near Ironmine road this circuit takes you north west into the Lal Lal State Forest with views over the Lal Lal Reservoir. After leaving the reservoir you can then explore the lower reaches of the state forest including the summits of Mount Doran (545m) and Champion Hill (520m) before returning to the picnic area.

Some more information about the area is available here: https://www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/Services-and-support/House-property-and-pets/Directory/Lal-Lal-Bungal-Historic-AreaState-Forest

Exact start point will be emailed to participants just before the event. I have not explored the area, but look forward to looking around and seeing what we can discover here.

If you have any questions, please use the enquiry button below and I will be in touch!



Transport to and from the walk location is by car. Please indicate your transport requirements and preferences on the booking request form when you book in.

If you don’t have a car, we can’t guarantee to provide you with a lift – this will depend on available drivers and their locations.

Drivers can choose whether they wish to take passengers or not.

I’ll send out information to people seeking a ride around 5 days before the walk start date to assist in car pooling options for participants. If you offer to take passengers on the walk application, I take this as permission to share your email for the people seeking a ride either in your area or potentially on your driving path to the walk.

Passengers must pay the driver their share of car-pooling costs as described on the Car-pooling page. Please discuss the preferred method of payment with your driver.



Booking is required for this walk. Please indicate what similar walks you have done recently (i.e. in the past few months) to give the leader confidence that you are capable of doing this one. Refer to Walking Grades which, in conjunction with the walk description, will help you assess whether you have the required walking fitness and experience to do this walk.

The Leader will confirm your acceptance on the walk, or not, via email.  The leader will provide details of where and when to meet.

Booking Fee:
Members: free.     Non-members: $7.

To avoid handling cash, non-members are required to pre-pay their booking fee.
Payment by Paypal or card is the quickest method, but if you choose to pay by EFT please follow the instruction to email the Treasurer with your payment details.

If you need to cancel, please advise the leader as soon as possible, so that someone else has the opportunity.
There will be no refunds, so please do not book unless you are fully committed to walking.


What to bring

• Day pack
• Sufficient water (2 litres, more on hot summer days)
• Lunch and snacks
• Hat, sun screen
• Suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans/sneakers!)
• Rainwear & warm jacket
• Proper walking shoes/boots
• Hand Sanitiser
• Face Mask (if required)

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.


COVID-19 Requirements

We need to follow all state government requirements regarding COVID-19 as explained here:   Coronavirus Victoria: How we live

  • You should not be attending this walk if you are Covid-19 positive and/or are required to be in quarantine or isolation.
  • If you have any Covid-19 symptoms, you should get tested and follow the instructions in the Coronavirus Victoria website.
  • If you are a Household Contact (Close Contact) or a Social or Workplace Contact, you must follow the instructions in the Coronavirus Victoria website.

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Safety and Ambulance Insurance

We strongly recommend that you have Ambulance cover. For more details refer to Joining a walk and your safety


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Activity Date(s)


October 8, 2022 9:30 am


October 8, 2022 5:00 pm







Daniel G

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