Big Pats Creek to Starlings Gap (9.6km)

Yarra State Forest



3.5 hrs

Grade 3

One Way

Hike summary

Route and GPX file


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Getting there

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  • Marcus Boer

    Asher Vander Reyden – full day 20km?

    1. The comment about snakes being harmless is not a good one for those who don’t know Australian snakes, some of which have the potential to be deadly. Obviously mitigate your risk and avoid them.

    2. Michael Dickson

      Is this hike not wheelchair friendly?

    3. Looks like a great walk. Just wanting to check that this is ok to do as a return walk…? Any reasons not to?
      I’m trying to pick a good walk to do next week. Staying around the area overnight so looking for two seperate day hikes to do.

    4. Michael Dickson

      Mad invite…

    5. Marcus Boer

      Michael Dickson #legless

    6. Asher Vander Reyden

      Michael what about using a stretcher?

    7. My friend and I started this hike. About 1km in, I spotted a small snake (about 40cm). We thought it was a one-off. Then within 10m, there was a large brown snake on the trail. We decided to turn back as we assumed there would be more snakes…
      There were also loads of large spider webs as well.
      Just thought you should know…

    8. Darren Edwards Post author

      Of course it would be. Simply turn around and walk back.

    9. Darren Edwards Post author

      The joys of hiking in Australia. This time of year I would expect to find snakes on any hike. Australian sakes are deadly and should be avoided at all costs. The best policy is to leave them alone and wait for them to move on

    10. Rhiannon Riches

      Vaughan Bowman

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