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The Estate Spur Circuit hike begins from Lakeside Camping Ground. At the east side of the Camping Ground, look for a hiking trail starting from the main road (there is a sign to Point Mead). Continue beyond Point Mead until you reach a trail junction with a sign pointing left to Point Mibus/Bedrock Creek and right for Estate Spur. The reasonably steep trail heading up the hill is undefined in parts so if you think you've lost it, just keep going up hill and you should meet Estate Spur Track. If you've taken the right path you should end up at an 'Estate Spur Track' sign.
Follow Estate Spur Track south-west, enjoying the incredible 360 degree views from the highest points along the way, until you reach a sign pointing right to Coller Bay. Head right and descend to the main road (leading to Lakeside Camping Ground), then cross the road and head down the track to the left of the information booth. You'll quickly reach a track on the right, which heads back towards the camping ground. Take this for a nice gentle stroll back to Lakeside. There are a few road-crossings and unclear parts but you're in between the road and lake so as long as you keep heading in the general direction, you'll find the way.
About the region
Lake Eildon National Park is in the northern foothills of Victoria's Central Highlands, 150 km north-east of Melbourne. Situated on the shores of Lake Eildon, the park protects 27,750 ha of rugged hills with open woodlands through to dense forest. It is very scenic and offers the opportunity to experience an array of wildlife, natural and historic features and a wide range of recreational activities. Lake Eildon National Park offers a variety of settings to explore; from open bush in the north, to dense vegetation in the south and east. Enjoy bushwalking, cycling, boating and fishing or try the more adventurous pursuit of waterskiing. Relax in a scenic environment and experience native wildlife.
From Alexandra (approx. 130 km north-east of Melbourne), head towards Eildon along the Goulburn Valley Highway for about 2 km. Turn left onto U.T. Road and follow it for 11 km. Turn left (at the roundabout) onto Entrance Road and then take the next right (at the shop). Follow this road all the way to Lakeside Camping Ground at the end.
Max elevation: 465 m
Min elevation: 278 m
Total climbing: 483 m
Total descent: -482 m