East Walk Circuit

4 h 30 min to 6 h 30 min

12.7 km
circuit

↑ 661 m
↓ -661 m

Hard track
Starting from O'Brien's crossing at the end of O'Brien's Road in Moorabool, this circuit walk follows Lerderderg River along the East Walk track. Once on Cowan Track the walk starts to climb pretty steeply toward the top of Upsall Hill to get your blood pumping, but the views from the top are well worth the climb. Hiking shoes are recommended. The track is subject to flood damage. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of O'Briens Road & East Walk (-37.4959644,144.361093)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Melbourne Road Offramp
  • Turn on to Melbourne Road Offramp then drive for 1.8 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Aitken Street, C791 and drive for another 255 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Robertson Street, C704 and drive for another 630 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Robertson Street, C704 and drive for another 10.3 km
  • Turn right onto Carrolls Lane and drive for another 1.7 km
  • Keep left onto Firth Road and drive for another 3.8 km
  • Keep left onto O'Briens Road and drive for another 10.6 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of O'Briens Road & East Walk Start heading along East Walk (a walking track).
There is a car park (about 25 m back from the start).
After 430 m pass the toilet (95 m on your right).
After another 6.6 km (at the intersection of East Walk & Cowan Track) turn left, to head along Cowan Track.
After another 3.6 km head through/around the gate.
After another 25 m (at the intersection of O'Briens Road & Cowan Track) turn left, to head along O'Briens Road (a vehicle track).
After another 240 m (at the intersection of Trout Track & O'Briens Road) continue straight, to head along O'Briens Road.
After another 390 m (at the intersection of O'Briens Road & Shortcut Track) turn left, to head along Shortcut Track (a vehicle track).
After another 25 m head through/around the gate.
After another 940 m head through/around the gate.
At the intersection of O'Briens Road & Shortcut Track continue straight, to head along O'Briens Road (a vehicle track).
After another 480 m continue straight, to head along O'Briens Road.
After another 5 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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East Walk Circuit


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 12.7 km
Time 4 h 30 min to 6 h 30 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 410 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
410 m[toilet]
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