Goodmans-Weir
  • Length: 5.4km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: McMullins lane

  • End: McMullins lane

  • Closest Town: Coimadai

  • Location: Lerderderg State Park

  • Distance from state capital: 70km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.58139447

  • Longitude: 144.44668206

Summary

This hike starts at Goodmans Weir and follows a gravel road to the Lerderderg River diversion tunnel exit point. From here the remainder of the hike is completely off trail and does not follow any marked route. Follow the Goodman Creek for a short distance until an obvious Ricky ridge is reached.

Turn west and follow the ridge through dense bush until you reach the summit. Elevation should be approximately 320m at this point. Head north from this point through the dense bush following kangaroo trails to aid your progression.

After about 500m the bush starts to open up and you will find progress easier as you cross two narrow gullies. After the second gully is crossed turn north east and follow kangaroo trails across a bluff to reach the creek below. Once you reach the creek turn right to follow it along its length back to Goodmans Weir. If you had turned left on reaching the creek you would travel only 200m before reaching a vehicle ford at Holts Lane (a suitable exit point).

Tips

This is an off trail hike so navigation skills are required. Be sure to take a map and compass as the dense bush makes it difficult to see and obvious trail. Walking along Goodmans Creek is quite easy even though multiple crossings are required. It is a rocky creek with plenty of foot pads.

 

Total distance: 5416 m
Max elevation: 309 m
Min elevation: 199 m
Total climbing: 253 m
Total descent: -254 m
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