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  • Length: 16km

  • Duration: 4.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Mortimer Picnic Ground

  • End: Mortimer Picnic Ground

  • Closest Town: Gembrook

  • Location: Bunyip State Park

  • Distance from state capital: 72km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.9836282972

  • Longitude: 145.5959087145

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Bunyip State Park Southern Circuit is a 16km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Bunyip State Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 4.5hrs to complete.

Summary

This Bunyip State Park Southern Circuit hike commences at the Mortimer Picnic Ground just outside of Gembrook. The circuit does not follow a dedicated trail but follows a series of tracks and roads.

From the picnic ground, cross Genbrook Tonimbuk Road and head south along the Yarra Bubba Track. After approximately 2km turn left on to Sand Pit Ridge Road and follow it along its length (2.3km) to Pooley Road. Turn left at Tynong Road and walk a short distance to the junction of Avards Track. Continue along Avards Track to the junction of Luptons Track. Turn right at this point and walk approximately 200m before turning left onto Guide Track. Continue along this track to the junction of Camp Road, turning right, then left at the junction of Gembrook Tonimbuk Road. After approximately 1km you will reach the junction of Link Road. Turn right at this point and after approximately 200m locate the start of the Silvertop Ridge Track and find the start of the Ferres Walking Trail approximately 350m on your left. Continue along this trail back to the Mortimer Picnic Ground.

Getting there

Drive to Belgrave along the Burwood Highway and continue a further 24km to Gembrook. Drive through town (towards Beenak East) and along the unsealed Gembrook-Tonimbuk Road for 7km to Mortimer Picnic Ground on the left.

Tips

This is a moderate hike with a few short ascents and descents. Some of the trail follows maintenance tracks and roads so keep an eye out on these sections for vehicle traffic.

Total distance: 16047 m
Max elevation: 323 m
Min elevation: 122 m
Total climbing: 480 m
Total descent: -480 m
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2 thoughts on “Bunyip State Park Southern Circuit (16km)

  1. The description and the course map (.gpx) do not quite match up on this one. Whilst its not a major issue it should be noted that the section where it says walk 200m a then fin the start of the Ferres track. It’s actually the Silvertop Ridge Track after 200m. This quickly meets with the Ferres Track however. You can walk past the start of the Silvertop Ridge Track and find the start of the Ferres Track after about 350m. Either way works fine.