• Length: 4.7km

  • Duration: 1hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Wittons Reserve

  • End: Wittons Reserve

  • Closest Town: Wonga Park

  • Location: Warrandyte State Park

  • Distance from state capital: 40km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.7135025244557

  • Longitude: 145.285135321454

Trail Access

Bitumen Road
Easy Access
Ample Parking
Picnic Table

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Easy Access

Steep Road

Winding Road

Vehicle Ford

Speed Bumps

2WD Vehicle

4WD Vehicle

Entry Fee

Ample Parking

Accessible Parking

Wheelchair Toilet

Toilet Facilities

Camping Available

Drinking Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Fire Pit

Trail Features

Gravel Path
Fishing Spots
Swimming Spots

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

No Defined Trail

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Prams and Strollers

Bike Friendly

Overnight Campsites

River Crossings

Rock Scrambling

Bush Bashing

Exposed Ledges

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Dog Friendly

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The Clifford Park Circuit is a 4.7km, grade 3 hike located in the Warrandyte State Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.


This hike takes you mostly around the outside of the Scouts’ Clifford Park and near the Yarra. Some steep hills and pretty remote for something so close to Melbourne.

About the Region

The closest State Park to Melbourne, Warrandyte is a haven for picnickers, bushwalkers, canoeists, birdwatchers and those who enjoy peace and solitude. Its lightly wooded landscape is dominated by the Yarra River as it winds through the Warrandyte Gorge. There’s a good chance of seeing koalas in the trees at Pound Bend Reserve, while kangaroos and other wildlife are not uncommon in sections of the park.

Getting There

The park is 24km north-east of Melbourne. Access is mainly via three sealed roads: Warrandyte Road, Research-Warrandyte Road and Ringwood-Warrandyte Road (Melways pages 23 & 24).

Start at Wittons Reserve at the end of Reserve Road in Wonga Park. Head roughly west until you find the cross road and head up the steep hill.


  • The first climb can be slippery when wet.
  • Combine with the Mount Lofty circuit for an 8 km walk.

Contributed by Rob Collins

Total distance: 4234 m
Max elevation: 128 m
Min elevation: 57 m
Total climbing: 151 m
Total descent: -154 m

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