Walking Since 1939

Werribee Gorge State Park: Werribee Gorge

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Distance: 10 to 12km

Bookings are not required for this walk, just turn up at:   8:45am   Flagstaff station forecourt (corner William and Latrobe Sts, CBD).

The leader will organise car-pooling and provide directions to the location of the walk.  Drivers are really appreciated to help car-pool walkers between the meeting point and the walk location. There is free all-day parking nearby if your vehicle isn’t needed for transport, but please check parking signs.

The drive from the meeting point to the starting point of the walk will take about 90 minutes and is 120 km return.

The walk will take around 4 to 5 hours including breaks.

Expect to return to the meeting point around 6.00pm.

Walk Description

Grade and Terrain: Medium. This bushwalk is only suitable for bushwalkers who can walk at 4 km/hour and climb hills at 300 m/hour. The walk has steep hill climbs off tracks and descents on gravel and rocky uneven tracks. The track through the lower part of the gorge requires you to use fixed plastic covered steel wires to get around a near vertical rock face which drops off into the Werribee River. The rocks can be very slippery when wet. To walk back to the Quarry Picnic Area we follow Kellys Creek.

Description of the walk: This energetic short walk explores the depths of Werribee Gorge, the deepest and most famous of Melbourne’s western gorges. Walkers will be surprised at the geological features, rugged terrain and the many spectacular views.

Distance: 10 km to 12 km   Time: 4 hours to 5 hours

Map: Lerderderg & Werribee Gorge Victoria’s Parks, 3rd Edition

What to bring

Day pack with a capacity of at least 30 L lined with a waterproof plastic bag.
Waterproof bushwalking jacket made from Gortex or eVent or Hydronaute
Warm fleece top
Sun hat,
Head torch, preferably waterproof to 1 m
Personal first aid kit with your medications
Mobile phone to contact the leader
Sunscreen and lip screen
2 litres of water (minimum)
On track food
Lunch
Cold weather hat (It could be cold and windy)
Change of dry clothes to come home in.(This can be left in the car)

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)

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


Activity Date(s)

Start:

October 27, 2019 8:45 am

End:

October 27, 2019 6:00 pm

Information

Type:

Sunday

Grade:

Medium

Leader:

Bruce M

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