Masons Falls via Boundary Track and Wallaby Trail

1 h 45 min to 2 h 30 min
45 min to 1 h 15 min

5.1 km
circuit

↑ 207 m
↓ -207 m

Hard track
This walk starts near the Blackwood Picnic Area, Mason Falls Road, Kinglake West, looping via Boundary Track and Wallaby Trail along Running Creek and past Mason Falls. Enjoy this pleasant walk along mostly wide, shady dirt roads, through forests of towering trees, with ferns, lichens and fungi growing at ground level. There is plenty of fascinating wildlife to be seen, including giant lizards, echidnas, wallabies, kookaburras, lyrebirds and foxes. The Lyrebird Circuit Walk, which is 500m long, was specifically designed for people with limited mobility. You'll have a chance to see some of the park's oldest trees along the trail as well. The most picturesque section of the walk is Mason Falls, where you can watch streams of water cascade down the rock shelves into the gully below. The high drop waterfall is awe-inspiring after recent rain. To reach the viewing platform, you need to go off the circuit a little way to the northern end of Running Creek Track - keep a lookout for the sign. This walk isn't very challenging, with many flat parts, but there are some steep sections. It can be done clockwise so that you go downhill on the steep slopes of Boundary Track. Be aware that the trail gets quite muddy after rainfalls. 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 (-37.5070014,145.253167)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Metropolitan Ring Road Onramp, M80
  • Turn on to Plenty Road Offramp then drive for 480 m
  • Keep right onto Plenty Road Offramp and drive for another 85 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Plenty Road, 27 and drive for another 9.3 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Plenty Road, C727 and drive for another 540 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Plenty Road, C727 and drive for another 900 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Plenty Road, C727 and drive for another 3.8 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Plenty Road, C727 and drive for another 1.3 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Plenty Road, C727 and drive for another 4.5 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Plenty Road, C727 and drive for another 1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Beech Street, C725 and drive for another 13 km
  • Turn right onto Whittlesea - Kinglake Road, C724 and drive for another 2.9 km
  • Turn right onto Burtons Road and drive for another 2.3 km
  • Turn slight right onto National Park Road and drive for another 1.2 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 60 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the car park at the start.
After another 6 m continue straight.
There is a seat (about 20 m back from the start).
After another 55 m veer right, to head along Masons Falls Road.
After another 30 m (at the intersection of Masons Falls Road & Wallaby Track) continue straight, to head along Wallaby Track (a vehicle track).
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Wallaby Track & Wallaby Link Track) continue straight, to head along Wallaby Track.
After another 1.5 km (at the intersection of Running Creek Track & Wallaby Track) turn sharp right, to head along Running Creek Track.
After another 310 m head up the 45 surface|wood steps (about 55 m long)
After another 75 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 215 m pass the "Masons Falls" (55 m on your left).
After another 205 m continue straight.
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Lyrebird Circuit Walk.
After another 15 m continue straight, to head along Lyrebird Circuit Walk.
After another 340 m turn left.
After another 6 m pass the "Lyrebird survey ceramics & carving" (10 m on your left).
After another 85 m turn left.
After another 45 m continue straight, to head along Boundary Track.
After another 45 m pass the BBQ (20 m on your right).
After another 1.4 km continue straight, to head along Boundary Track.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Wombat Track & Boundary Track) continue straight, to head along Boundary Track.
After another 550 m (at the intersection of Wombat Track & Boundary Track) continue straight, to head along Boundary Track.
After another 30 m turn left.
After another 10 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Masons Falls via Boundary Track and Wallaby Trail


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 5.1 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one -10 m back from the start.


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