The Andrew Hill Loop Walk, Kinglake National Park, starts near the car park of The Gums Camping Area, looping around Andrew Hill via Blackfish Way and the Andrew Hill Track. Enjoy an exhilarating hike around Kinglake National Park, primarily over wide gravel tracks, through varying forest landscapes, passing by cascading creeks, with plenty of nature and birdlife to admire. The park is home to various native birds, including Gang-gang Cockatoos, Lyrebirds, King Parrots and colourful Rosellas. Observe the blooming wildflowers in spring and discover fungi, mosses and lichens in wintertime. This hike is considered moderately challenging and has a lot of uphill climbs, providing a good workout. The track can be a bit slippery in some places after rain. On high fire danger days, it is advisable not to enter the park. 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.
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.