Berghofers Pass

1 h 45 min to 2 h 30 min

4.6 km

↑ 255 m
↓ -255 m

Easy track
Starting from the dirt car park on Berghofer Drive, Mount Victoria, this journey takes you to Great Western Highway and back via the Berghofers Pass track. Berghofer's Pass was built in the early 1900s as an alternative route to Victoria Pass, which was too steep for the motor vehicles of the time. Although the pass was closed (for vehicles) in 1934, the path remains a popular destination for hikers and history buffs alike. Walk along the said historical path to Great Western Highway and back, making your way around the mountain's edge. This track offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and is dog-friendly. 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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-33.5754104,150.2407061)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Great Western Highway, A32, Mount Victoria.
  • Turn on to Mount York Road then drive for 1.3 km
  • Turn right onto Berghofer Drive and drive for another 35 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 10 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 4 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the dirt car park on Berghofer Drive (30 metres northwest of the intersection with Mount York Road), head towards the metal gate (with a little signpost next to it) on the other side of Mount York Road. Cross the road carefully and head around the said gate. Head along the singular wide dirt track to continue along Berghofers Pass Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 10 m (from the Berghofer Drive) turn right, to head along Berghofer Drive (a vehicle track).
After another 35 m (at the intersection of Berghofers Pass & Mount York Road) continue straight, to head along Berghofers Pass (a vehicle track).
After another 45 m head through/around the gate.
After another 670 m (at the intersection of Berghofers Pass & Butler's Creek) continue straight, to head along Berghofers Pass.
After another 1.5 km head through/around the gate.
(at the intersection of Berghofers Pass & Berghofers extension unmaintained) Continue another 50 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 2.3 km to get back to the start.
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Berghofers Pass

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 4.6 km
Time 1 h 45 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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