Walking Since 1939

East of Castlemaine


Distance: 15 km

Bookings are not required for this walk, just turn up at:
10.30am at Castlemaine Railway Station.

The walk will start and finish at the Castlemaine Railway Station, so no car pooling from the meeting point is required.

If travelling by train, you need to catch the 9.02am Echuca train from Southern Cross Railway Station. Please ensure you have enough money on your MYKI card for the train journey. This train arrives in Castlemaine at 10.28 am. If its running late we will wait for it to arrive and give walkers on this train plenty of time to find the group.

The walk will take around 5 1/2 hours including breaks.

Expect to return to the meeting point around 4.00pm.

Walk Description

Starting from the railway station, we will walk to places where no one else goes which is basically to the east of the ridge at Kalimna Road. We will also follow the north-south track up to an area which is classed as north-east Castlemaine, and see various points of interest along the way. We also will come across a few areas where early settlement is still evident from back in the late 1800’s.

There are several sections that are rocky, therefore good shoes are vital. In summer, there may be snakes in this area, so the wearing of gaiters may provide some level of protection depending on the type of gaiter, but walkers should be aware of their surroundings at all times and keep their distance from snakes if seen.

Lunch will be at the picnic ground on the corner of Pyrenees Highway and Fryers Road. where there are picnic tables, a toilet, and a cold water tap. The walk will finish back at the Castlemaine Railway Station.

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

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:

YHA Bushwalking Victoria Members: Free
Non-members: $7  (please pay the leader CASH at the start of the walk, no credit cards)

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Contact the leader using the “Enquiry” button below BEFORE 8 pm on the preceding Wednesday.

Activity Date(s)


January 19, 2020 10:30 am


January 19, 2020 4:00 pm







Pamela D

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