Morley Walking Track

6 h 30 min to 10 h

18.8 km
return

↑ 914 m
↓ -914 m

Hard track
Starting at the Fernshaw Picnic Area on Maroondah Highway, Fernshaw, this walk leads to the Dom Dom Saddle Picnic Area and back via the Morley Walking Track and Road 8. This hike weaves its way through beautiful scenery with some great views, passing through ferns and Mountain Ash on a clear and well-formed track. The track has plenty of signage and is fairly easy to navigate. There are two spacious car parks at either end of the track with picnic tables, barbecues and toilet facilities, which can be easily accessed from Maroondah Highway. This walk has three very steep and challenging sections, which can be slippery in wet conditions. The track may also be slightly overgrown in places, with obstacles such as ferns, fallen trees, branches and bark. 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
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Start (-37.6139796,145.6049493)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Maroondah Highway, 34
  • Turn on to Maroondah Highway, B300 then drive for 20.8 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Lalors Road and drive for another 15 m
  • Turn left onto Crowley Road and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Turn right onto Maroondah Highway, B360 and drive for another 11.2 km
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Track Notes
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Start.
After another 6.1 km (at the intersection of Road 8 & Morley Walking Track) continue straight, to head along Road 8 (a vehicle track).
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Road 8.
Continue another 3.3 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 9.4 km to get back to the start.
About 120 m past the end is a car park.
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Morley Walking Track


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 18.8 km
Time 6 h 30 min to 10 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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