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Anakie Gorge Circuit Walk

3h to 5h
1h 30 min to 2h 30 min

10.2km
circuit

↑ 328 m
↓ -328 m

Moderate track
Starting from Anakie Gorge picnic and parking area at the end of Gorge Road and this circuit walk in Brisbane Ranges NP takes you west along Anakie Gorge Walk. Starting with a steeply uphill section to warm you up and get your heart racing, the walk takes you to Nelson Lookout and Outlook Lookout for great views over the area, before reaching the Stony Creek Picnic area. Have a break there and/or take a side trip along the creek to Lower Stony Creek Reservoir. 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 (-37.8602586,144.2718838)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Geelong Ring Road, M1
  • Turn on to Midland Highway Off Ramp then drive for 450m
  • Keep left onto Midland Highway Off Ramp and drive for another 125m
  • Turn left onto Ballarat Road, A300 and drive for another 1.5km
  • Turn right onto Ballan Road, C141 and drive for another 24.6km
  • Turn right onto Staughton Vale Road and drive for another 3.4km
  • Turn left onto Gorge Road and drive for another 730m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 15m continue straight.
There is a car park (about 30m back from the start).
After another 80m turn right.
After another 95m pass the shelter (6m on your right).
Then pass the toilet (5m on your right).
After another 55m pass the toilet (7m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Anakie Gorge Walk.
After another 1.1km (at the intersection of Anakie Gorge Walk & Ted Errey Nature Circuit) turn left, to head along Ted Errey Nature Circuit.
After another 600m continue straight, to head along Ted Errey Nature Circuit.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Nelsons Lookout To start this optional side trip: Continue straight Details below.
After another 780m turn left, to head along Ted Errey Nature Circuit.
After another 335m continue straight, to head along Ted Errey Nature Circuit.
After another 1km continue straight, to head along Ted Errey Nature Circuit.
After another 115m (at the intersection of Aquaduct Track & Ted Errey Nature Circuit) turn left, to head along Aquaduct Track (a vehicle track).
After another 680m (at the intersection of Switch Road & Aquaduct Track) veer left, to head along Switch Road (a vehicle track).
After another 40m (at the intersection of Redsteak Track & Switch Road) veer right, to head along Redsteak Track (a vehicle track).
After another 50m head through/around the gate.
After another 70m (at the intersection of Outlook Track & Redsteak Track) turn sharp right, to head along Outlook Track.
After another 510m (at the intersection of Burchell Trail & Outlook Track) turn right, to head along Burchell Trail.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Outlook Lookout To start this optional side trip: Continue straight Details below.
After another 35m turn left, to head along Burchell Trail.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Lower Stony Creek Reservoir To start this optional side trip: Turn left Details below.
After another 1.5km (at the intersection of Anakie Gorge Walk & Burchell Trail) turn right, to head along Anakie Gorge Walk.
After another 110m continue straight, to head along Anakie Gorge Walk.
After another 70m pass the car park (15m on your left).
Then pass the toilet (20m on your left).
After another 20m (at the intersection of Anakie Gorge Walk & Switch Road) continue straight, to head along Anakie Gorge Walk.
After another 1.8km (at the intersection of Anakie Gorge Walk & Ted Errey Nature Circuit) veer right, to head along Anakie Gorge Walk.
After another 1.1km continue straight.
After another 145m veer left.
After another 30m continue straight, to head along Anakie Gorge Walk.

Side trip to Nelsons Lookout
Turn map Directions & comments
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Continue another 170m to find Nelsons Lookoutthe end.
"Nelsons Lookout" viewpoint

Side trip to Outlook Lookout
Turn map Directions & comments
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Continue another 105m to find Outlookthe end.
"Outlook" viewpoint

Side trip to Lower Stony Creek Reservoir
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Burchell Trail & Anakie Gorge Walk heading along Burchell Trail (a walking track).
After another 45m (at the intersection of Anakie Gorge Walk & Wadawurrong Walk (Burchell Trail)) continue straight, to head along Anakie Gorge Walk.
After another 320m (at the intersection of Anakie Gorge Walk & Burchell Trail) continue straight, to head along Anakie Gorge Walk (a vehicle track).
After another 100m turn right.
Continue another 35m to find the end.
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Terrain
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Anakie Gorge Circuit Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 10.2km
Time 3h to 5h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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 Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 160m from the start.

Toilet: There are 3 on route, on average they are 2.6km apart with the largest gap of 7km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
150m[toilet]
Shelter
160m[shelter]
Toilet
205m[toilet]
Toilet
7.2km[toilet]
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