Visitor information centres in the Gippsland region can provide details on the local walking tracks and trails. The tracks vary considerably in the region from pleasant family walks to far more challenging ones. Some medium length walks on easy grades are listed here for your consideration...
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BLUE POOL WALKING TRACKS
Short walks from this popular picnic location include the Gold Mine Walking Track (40 Min rtn), Peregrine Lookout (1 hr return) and the Bluff (steep). Also the starting point for a series of five longer walks to the Lees Creek and Granite Creek gold fields, which trace the original Track 96 Access route. Distance approx 19 km in total (allow 2 days, camp sites available) each section separately accessible from Freestone Creek Road. Basic maps available from Maffra Visitor Information Centre
Location: Freestone Creek, Briagolong
Phone: 51 411 811
BEECH TRAIL, MT BAW BAW ALPINE RESORT
Approximately 1.5 km, one and a half hour walk which takes in small sections of Alpine Headland, follows the Eastern Tanjil River for short time and through a Snow Gum forest. The Myrtle Beech along the trail is the reason for the trail's name.
LAKE TARLI KARNG
Experienced overnight bush walkers will rate this a medium walk. Lake Tarli Karng is 18 kms from the nearest road. During winter the walk can be very cold and dangerous as it involves crossing the Wellington River several times and the lake has very steep sided banks.
MIRBOO NORTH/BOOLARRA RAIL TRAIL
A scenic, well posted trail of approximately 13 kms on an easy grade, allow 4 hours one-way. Starting from either the Grand Ridge Brewery Mirboo North, or the Old Pub in Boolarra. The trail follows the very scenic old Mirboo North to Morwell Railway line, which operated through the Strzelecki Ranges between 1885 and 1974.
MOUNT BAW BAW ALPINE RESORT WALK
The Summit Trail Loop is a medium grade walk with some steep climbs, allow 3 hours which start at the footbridge crossing the Easter Tanjil River and takes you to the peak which is the second highest on the Baw Baw Plateau with spectacular views of the surrounding area.
MOROKA GORGE WALK
12 km medium grade which, could take 5 hours. This gorge in the Alpine National Park is some of the most remote parts of Victoria, but the marked foot track allows reasonable access. Taking a swim in the cool, clear pool in summer is an added attraction. Waterfalls, cascades, rapids and cataracts are some of the points of interest along the way.
MOUNT WORTH WALK
Easy grade, 8.7 km, three and a half hour walk through the area that in the 1920’s had 12 timber mills operating in the area. A few of the old growth Mountain Ash trees remain.
TYERS RIVER WALK
10 km, easy grade walk, most of the walk is rugged country, with a lot of bird life to observe.
LATROBE TRAIL MT BAW BAW ALPINE RESORT
Easy grade short 750m walk. Allow 1 hour to do the circuit. Great views of the Latrobe Valley, Western Port Bay and the Strzeleckis along the way.
SALE COMMON WALK
Easy grade walk of 7.2 kms, return 2.4 hours approximately. The short walking track takes you through The woodlands and grasslands to the lookout. The longer 7.2 km track has plenty to see from the boardwalk through red gum, to the edge of the swamp, deeper water and small reed beds.
TARRA BULGA NATIONAL PARK WALKS
Several long and short walks of varying ease enable the visitor to take in the breathtaking scenery that the national park has to offer.
THOMPSON RIVER WALK
This walk of approx 8 kms begins at the Thompson Bridge, 4 km from the Walhalla Township. Forest and steep terrain, dense forest and lyrebirds can all be seen along the walk, along with the national trust classified Poverty Point bridge.
JUNGADALE CONSERVATION RESERVE WALK
The Jungadale Reserve is located at the junction of the Hyland Way and the Grand Ridge Road, at Carrajung, south of Gormandale and approximately 25 km from Traralgon. Vehicle access is possible from the Grand Ridge Road, about 200m from the road junction. This leads to a small car park and picnic area with toilet facility. A formed walking track commences at the picnic area and descends steeply into the gully – allow approximately 30 minutes for the 1.9km circuit.
TRARALGON SOUTH FLORA AND FAUNA RESERVE WALKS
The reserve is about 1000ha in area and consists of dry sclerophyll forest with a variety of eucalypts with interesting understoreys. Wildflowers are diverse and plentiful in season and bird watching is rewarding. There are several marked walking tracks ranging up to 9km. The reserve is accessed from a parking area off the Callignee South Road, Traralgon South about 6km beyond the Traralgon Creek Road intersection.
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