Grass Tree Walk Brisbane Ranges Victoria
  • Length: 14km

  • Duration: 4-5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Boar Gully Camping Ground

  • End: Boar Gully Camping Ground

  • Location: Brisbane Ranges National Park

  • Closest Town: Bacchus Marsh

  • Distance from CBD: 75km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.7674

  • Longitude: 144.26201

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The Grass Tree Walk is a 14km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Brisbane Ranges National Park, Victoria which should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The Grass Tree Walk commences at the Boar Gully Camping Ground in the northern reaches of the Brisbane Ranges National Park. Heading south from the campground, a large portion of this walk follows sections of the three-day Burchell Trail. The trail is well defined and well-marked in most places. As with several hikes in the Brisbane Ranges, large sections also follow management tracks although this should not detract from the experience. This is not a particularly strenuous hike with only one section of reasonable elevation gain.

Camping - Boar Gully Campgound

Enjoy quiet, secluded camping an easy drive from Melbourne in the Brisbane Ranges. Immerse yourself in nature, refresh your soul and experience the feeling of being away from it all, in wilderness just relaxing or enjoying a range of scenic walks and wildflowers.

Basic camping facilities provided include non-flush toilets, picnic tables and fireplaces. Fires may be lit in the fireplaces provided by Parks Victoria. Firewood collection is not permitted. Campers should bring their own firewood or a fuel stove for cooking. Tank water is available, but it is not suitable for drinking – supply your own drinking water.

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.

Getting there

From Melbourne, follow the Western Freeway to Bacchus Marsh and turn left along Geelong Road. Turn right at the roundabout (just over a kilometre on) and then after 8 kilometres (passing under the railway) turn right on Glenmore Road. Take a left on Reids Road (aka. Bacchus Marsh-Mt Wallace Road) and continue for about 14 kilometres. Turn left into Boar Gully Camping Ground.

GPX File

Total distance: 13847 m
Max elevation: 441 m
Min elevation: 319 m
Total climbing: 431 m
Total descent: -431 m
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