Gippsland Lakes Discovery Trail (24km)

Colquhoun State Forest



7 hrs

Grade 3

One Way

Hike summary

Route and GPX file

Trail Features


Gear you might need

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Getting there

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About the region

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Acknowledgement of Country

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  • Started off at Scriveners Road, (a note for people interested is that while the road leading to it is sealed, parking is very limited at the starting point) the first section of the trail before the quarry is relatively flat and easy going, there is a picnic/rest area with picnic table where the trail intersects with a dirt track. Between the quarry and the trail’s end there are a series of long ascents and descents that will test you, the trail is sealed with gravel for it’s entire length from Scriveners Road to it’s junction with the Rail Trail, turning right on the Rail Trail towards Orbost and continuing 2km approx will lead to gravel road access (Lakes Colquhoun Road), along the trail you will find relics related to the historic Granite Quarry along with wildlife and great Forest scenery.

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