Upper Yarra Goldfields Walk (11km)

Yarra Ranges National Park



5 hrs

Grade 3


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Route and GPX file


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  • Did this yesterday. Would have been better to start from Big Peninsula and leave out the pipeline section.
    Track in quite poor condition. I walked the closed section, well worth it if you are a history buff. I suspect this section will never be reopened.

  • A June 2020 update.

    A lot of the track is still closed. Mainly due to exposed mine shafts. (these are deep).

    Notably the first bridge from the car park is still closed, but can be avoided if walk is started from the first car park on the side of the road.

    Many of the sections are still closed, but easily bypassed by using other tracks. We walked all of the closed sections with great care to check it out, regardless of risk.

    A lot of climbing over trees and scrub in the closed sections, due to zero maintenance being done.

  • Nick Wright

    Apparently this walk is closed until further notice. Parks are yet to make safe some of the walkways near old mine shafts. Extreme caution should be taken if venturing in to this closed area. ( so I’ve heard)

  • I walked this today clockwise from Little Peninsula car park and the only closed section is a very short loop off Peninsula Road and back. We followed the gpx track posted above mostly but the walking track as currently marked follows the road from Big Peninsula towards Little Peninsula, rather than the Water Easement which runs straight over a steep ridge, disregarding topography. We chose to walk up the steepest section rather than descend it on wet ground, hence our clockwise direction.
    A really nice walk!

  • Mark R Reardon

    Yes it is closed. Needs a lot of maitenance. Still a walk good though 🙂

  • There are a couple of updates on the Parksvic site. One from 2018 saying the bridge at little peninsula tunnel is closed for repairs, and another from May 2019 saying the platform at big peninsula tunnel is closed due to vandalism.
    I’m heading over there tomorrow for an exploratory walk before, potentially, taking a group there next week.
    Has anyone been there recently, any advice?

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