Upper Yarra Goldfields Walk (11km)

Yarra Ranges National Park



5 hrs

Grade 3


Hike summary

Route and GPX file


Gear you might need

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Getting there

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About the region

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0 Reviews on “Upper Yarra Goldfields Walk (11km)”

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  • 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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