Moonlight Creek Track

2 h 45 min to 4 h 30 min

8.9 km
circuit

↑ 345 m
↓ -345 m

Hard track
Starting from Moonlight Creek Visitor Area, this circuit walk heads north along Moonlight Creek Track. Recharge you batteries as you walk through the lush forest past a beautiful Small Waterfall and see plenty of colourful fungi on the way. This walk is for experienced walkers and is muddy most of the year so come prepared. 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 (-38.2813304,146.0094715)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Princes Highway, M1
  • Turn on to then drive for 520 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Darnum - Shady Creek Road and drive for another 7.1 km
  • Turn left onto Hazeldean Road and drive for another 15 m
  • Turn right onto Darnum - Allambee Road and drive for another 5.7 km
  • Turn left onto McDonalds Track and drive for another 740 m
  • Turn slight right onto Allambee Estate Road and drive for another 2.5 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 60 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 15 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 110 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 6 m pass the picnic table (20 m on your right).
After another 25 m pass the shelter (15 m on your right).
At the intersection of Moonlight Creek Track & Moonlight Divide Track continue straight, to head along Moonlight Creek Track.
After another 170 m continue straight, to head along Moonlight Creek Track.
After another 740 m continue straight, to head along Moonlight Creek Track.
After another 2.6 km (at the intersection of Moonlight Link Track & Moonlight Creek Track) veer left, to head along Moonlight Link Track.
After another 1.3 km (at the intersection of Moonlight Divide Track & Moonlight Link Track) continue straight, to head along Moonlight Divide Track.
After another 350 m turn right.
After another 730 m pass the "Small Waterfall" (10 m on your right).
After another 75 m turn sharp left.
After another 1.6 km veer left, to head along Gardiners Mill Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Trevorrows Mill To start this optional side trip turn sharp left here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 70 m continue straight, to head along Gardiners Mill Track.
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Gardiners Mill Track & Giants Circuit) turn left, to head along Giants Circuit.
After another 490 m continue straight, to head along Giants Circuit.
After another 180 m continue straight.
After another 130 m (at the intersection of Gardiners Mill Track & Giants Circuit) continue straight, to head along Giants Circuit.
After another 230 m (at the intersection of Giants Circuit & Blownfly Hill Trail (West)) continue straight, to head along Giants Circuit.
After another 25 m veer left.
About 40 m past the end is a toilet.
After another 30 m come to a car park.

Side trip to Trevorrows Mill
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 100 m to find Trevorrows Mill at the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 100 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Moonlight Creek Track


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 8.9 km
Time 2 h 45 min to 4 h 30 min
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 140 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 8.9 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Shelter
140 m[shelter]
Toilet
8.9 km[toilet]
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