Brisbane Ranges Extended Circuit

5 h 30 min to 8 h 30 min

17.3 km
circuit

↑ 661 m
↓ -661 m

Hard track
This circuit loops around a large section of the national park via the Hay Track and the Burchell Trail. Starting at the historic gold mining ghost town of Steiglitz, this walk takes you on a generous loop deep within the Brisbane Ranges, returning via Steiglitz Historic Park. The unusual geology of the Brisbane Ranges has preserved plants that have long since vanished from the region, together with a correspondingly diverse bird population and the greatest density of koalas in Victoria. If walking in spring, look out for the rare Steiglitz Grevillea that can only be found in the Brisbane Ranges. Bird watchers will also be rewarded with over 180 bird species recorded in the park. There are two designated public access camping grounds in the park, Boar Gully in the north and Fridays near Steiglitz. Both have toilets and tank water, plus designated camp trailers or caravan sites. Keep an eye out for orange/yellow triangles pinned onto trees, which indicate the right direction of the trail. In the last leg of the walk, in the old mining area of Steiglitz Historic Park, the trail becomes quite rocky in parts, and uncovered mine shafts can be seen from the trail. 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 (-37.8770953,144.178145)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Midland Highway, A300
  • Turn on to Midland Highway, A300 then drive for 4.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Midland Highway, A300 and drive for another 3.2 km
  • Turn right onto Clyde Hill Road and drive for another 6.8 km
  • Turn left onto Steiglitz Road, C142 and drive for another 12.5 km
  • Turn left onto Williams Street and drive for another 35 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 2 m turn left.
After 40 m pass the sign (on your left).
After another 20 m turn right.
After another 65 m (at the intersection of Meredith-Steiglitz Road & Burchell Trail) turn left, to head along Meredith-Steiglitz Road (a road).
After another 65 m (at the intersection of Clow Street & Meredith-Steiglitz Road) turn right, to head along Clow Street (a residential road).
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Clow Street.
After another 140 m continue straight, to head along Clow Street.
After another 15 m (at the intersection of Regent Street & Clow Street) turn left, to head along Steiglitz-Durdidwarrah Road (a vehicle track).
After another 55 m cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 20 m turn right.
After another 305 m continue straight, to head along Hay Track.
After another 980 m veer right.
After another 70 m continue straight.
After another 180 m turn sharp right, to head along Allliance Track.
After another 750 m (at the intersection of Fridays Track & Allliance Track) continue straight, to head along Fridays Track.
After another 380 m (at the intersection of Burchell Trail & Fridays Track) turn right, to head along Burchell Trail (a walking track).
After another 750 m turn right.
After another 180 m continue straight.
After another 340 m veer left, to head along Sawpit Gully Road.
After another 20 m (at the intersection of Sawpit Gully Road & Pine Track) veer left, to head along Pine Track (a vehicle track).
After another 670 m veer left.
After another 15 m turn left, to head along Furze Track (Burchell Trail).
After another 430 m veer right, to head along Furze Track (Burchell Trail).
After another 80 m turn right, to head along Furze Track (Burchell Trail).
After another 200 m pass the picnic table (10 m on your left).
Then come to the "Old Mill Camp Ground (hike-in)" (25 m on your left).
After another 720 m head through/around the gate.
Turn right.
After another 35 m turn right, to head along Burchell Trail.
After another 20 m pass the car park (10 m on your left).
After another 75 m (at the intersection of Steiglitz-Durdidwarrah Road & Burchell Trail) continue straight, to head along Burchell Trail (a walking track).
After another 430 m (at the intersection of Bracken Track (Burchell Trail) & New Year Track) continue straight, to head along Bracken Track (Burchell Trail) (a vehicle track).
After another 370 m continue straight, to head along Bracken Track (Burchell Trail).
After another 165 m (at the intersection of Bracken Track & Bracken Track (Burchell Trail)) continue straight, to head along Link Track (Burchell Trail) (a walking track).
After another 970 m (at the intersection of Lease Road & Link Track (Burchell Trail)) continue straight, to head along Link Track (Burchell Trail).
After another 215 m (at the intersection of Banksia Track & Link Track (Burchell Trail)) turn left, to head along Banksia Track (Burchell Trail) (a vehicle track).
After another 490 m (at the intersection of Banksia Track (Burchell Trail) & Loggers Track) continue straight, to head along Banksia Track (Burchell Trail).
After another 2.1 km (at the intersection of Hazel Track (Burchell Trail) & Back Track (Burchell Trail)) continue straight, to head along Hazel Track (Burchell Trail).
After another 470 m (at the intersection of Grahams Creek Road & Hazel Track (Burchell Trail)) veer right, to head along Grahams Creek Road (a vehicle track).
After another 35 m continue straight, to head along Grahams Creek Road.
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Grahams Creek Road.
After another 35 m (at the intersection of Grahams Creek Road & Burchell Trail) continue straight, to head along Burchell Trail (a walking track).
After another 880 m (at the intersection of Box Track & Burchell Trail) turn left, to head along Box Track (Burchell Trail) (a vehicle track).
After another 810 m turn right.
After another 10 m continue straight, to head along Hut Road.
After another 620 m (at the intersection of Hut Road & Burchell Trail) turn sharp left, to head along Burchell Trail (a vehicle track).
After another 45 m (at the intersection of Meredith-Steiglitz Road & Burchell Trail) continue straight, to head along Burchell Trail.
After another 2.7 km continue straight, to head along Burchell Trail.
After another 220 m turn right.
After another 110 m come to a car park.
The end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Brisbane Ranges Extended Circuit


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 17.3 km
Time 5 h 30 min to 8 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Minimal directional signs (4/6)
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
Camp site: There is one 5.8 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
5.8 kmOld Mill Camp Ground (hike-in)
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