beards-gully
  • Length: 9.5km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Steiglitz Court House

  • End: Steiglitz Court House

  • Location: Brisbane Ranges National Park

  • Closest Town: Steiglitz

  • Distance from CBD: 92km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.87756893

  • Longitude: 144.1751863

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Beards Gully and Deadman's Loop is a 9.5km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in Brisbane Ranges National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

Situated in one of the lesser known corners of the Brisbane Ranges, the Beards Gully and Deadman's Loop follows Southerland Creek, just south wets of the historic ghost town of Steiglitz.

Expect hard off-track walking, steep climbs and dangerous mine shaft areas. Walk down Sailors Track and turn north on reaching Sutherlands Creek. Look for signs of early gold mining. Watch your step! Old mine shafts and uncovered holes are often hidden by long grass along the edge of the creek. Follow the creek north, rock hopping along the creek where possible.

Upstream you may see quartz in the creek bed. After walking about two hours, look for interesting rock formations on the left side of the creek, north of Miners Track.

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Day Pack with Picnic Lunch

About the region

Little more than an hour's drive from Melbourne takes you to the state's richest wildflower habitat. Set in a low range of mountains dissected by rocky gullies, the unusual geology of Brisbane Ranges National Park 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.

GPX File

Total distance: 9485 m
Max elevation: 267 m
Min elevation: 162 m
Total climbing: 313 m
Total descent: -336 m
Download file: Beards Gully and Deadmans Loop.gpx

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13 thoughts on “Beards Gully and Deadman’s Loop (9.5km)

  1. 2 of us (who r locals) completed this walk 25.8.20. It was quite difficult as Sutherlands Creek was fairly full. We had to climb a couple of steep walls and walk around some high ridges at times to keep going forward. Definitely for experienced walkers. Probably easier when the creek is drier.

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