Walking Since 1939

Blue Mountain (Wombat State Forest)


Distance: 18km   (~6 hours including breaks)

Walk Description

Starting from Blackwood, this bushwalk takes a route through the Wombat State forest to Trentham, including an unmarked trail from the gold-mining era along Yankee Creek and some views from Blue Mountain, a minor high point of the area.   Most of the walk is on-track apart from the climb up Blue Mountain.   The Yankee Creek section has fallen logs that will require scrambling over or around.    Walk finish should be mid-afternoon, allowing time to browse Trentham’s shops and galleries or have some afternoon tea before returning to Melbourne. 


Booking is  required for this walk.   The leader will organise car-pooling and provide details of where and when to meet.

What to bring:

• Day pack
• Sufficient water (1-2 litres, none is available during the walk)
• Lunch and snacks
• Suitable outdoor clothing (no jeans/sneakers!)
• Rainwear, warm jacket, beanie (this area is usually a few degrees cooler than Melbourne, particularly in winter)
• 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:

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)


July 27, 2019 9:00 am


July 27, 2019 4:00 pm







Stephen S

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