Heritage and Whipstick Circuit (17.4km)

Wombat State Forest



5 hrs

Grade 3


Hike summary

Route and GPX file

Trail Features


Gear you might need

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0 Reviews on “Heritage and Whipstick Circuit (17.4km)”

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  • Dougal Sanderson

    Both lovely tracks. I have been thinking of posting this combo up with the Wanderers soon.

  • Did this hike on the weekend 19/05/18. Nice track and and not to hard. Plenty to see and explore, lots of Mushrooms and fungi about jyou just need to keep your eyes peeled. Not to much in the scheme of uphill/ downhill. some nice vistas along the way especially the Heritage river track sections. saw 1 large tree that had fallen over one of the creek crossing bridges that needs to be removed. overall a good hike and perfect for young bushwalkers. Added bonus was the Blackwood hotel celebrating 150 years so a well deserved pint at the end of the walk.

    1. Jordy Pilgrim

      Done deal. Going to be a big day haha

    2. Craig Hamilton

      D’Wayne Saunders

    3. Juzee Celentane

      For those that like to hike/pack with their dogs, you will potentially lose this option IF it has a change of status to National Park per interim VEAC recommendations.

    4. Liz Maggs Smith

      Grant Smith

    5. Michelle Wyard

      Jill when??
      I need this on my life (followed by a parma)

    6. Gogo Yubari

      Jordy Pilgrim

    7. Liz Marsden

      Love whipstick loop! Great with kids and with lovely orchids and a great cafe at the end to boot!

    8. Just completed this hike over the long weekend. Really enjoyable. Worth noting that the GPX file is valuable. There are a number of tracks leading off in other directions particularly in the Heritage section. Even with the GPX we still managed to go off course a few times!

    9. Tammee Mitchell

      Josh Mitchell

    10. Meg Adam

      Kate Southall have you done this one before?

    11. Grant Smith

      Liz Maggs Smith time for a hike

    12. Kate Southall

      No but I’ll check it out!!

    13. Liz Thomas

      Paul Noy James Thomas looks good

    14. LS Gorms

      Planning this in the next few weeks.

    15. Shane Mervin

      Rosemary Andrykanus Hi there,

      Trail Hiking Australia is currently offline due to the introduction of new search tools.

      I had hoped this would be completed yesterday but seems not to be the case. I am sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.

      If you need anything urgently for this weekend, please email me at [email protected]


      Darren Edwards

    16. Gogo Yubari

      I hope there are wombats and it’s not just a name

    17. Michelle Wyard


  • Trish Asibal

    Serene Silva add to list! 😀

    1. Rosemary Andrykanus

      Shane Mervin dude this isn’t too far from ya!

    2. Jill Wescombe


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