This Langi Ghiran and Mt Gorrin hike commences at the visitors area. Walk via the reservoir where you will join the Easter Creek Track. Follow this track until the trail ends. From here you will commence hiking off-trail in order to gain the summit of Langi Ghiran. The next section of the hike is completely off-trail as you descend from the summit to hidden lagoon in thew valley below. You will need to pick the best path down to the valley. Once you locate hidden lagoon it should be easy to locate the nearby gravel track and follow this back to the start point at the visitors area.
Langi Ghiran is a mountain 14 kilometres east of Ararat in Victoria, Australia, and is home to the Djab Wurrung people who have lived on this land for tens of thousands of years. Rugged granite peaks and gentle sloping woodlands are the dominant features of this local landmark. A pleasant walk to the mountain summit presents a view of ancient Red Gums on the surrounding plains skirted by Mount Buangor in the east and the Grampians in the distant west. Lar-ne-jeering (Langi Ghiran) is Djab Wurrung language for ‘home of the black cockatoo’.
The section between Langi Ghiran and hidden lagoon is mostly off trail. Off track walking is permitted in the park. Bring a GPS, but also a map and compass (never rely completely on a GPS).
Langi Ghiran is a beautiful state park that not many people know about. It is a ‘hidden gem’ that provides many beautiful and wild walks for those who are lucky enough to visit this amazing area.
There is no water at Langi Ghiran, byo water
From Melbourne follow the Western Freeway passing Ballarat to Beaufort. Continue along the Western Highway for another 30kms to the Langhi Ghiran State Park on the right. Kartuk Road turnoff is 12kms before reaching Ararat. Follow the unsealed road for 4kms to the Visitors Area
Max elevation: 925 m
Min elevation: 400 m
Total climbing: 632 m
Total descent: -632 m