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  • Length: 1.8km

  • Duration: 1hr

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Moonlight Creek picnic area

  • End: Moonlight Creek picnic area

  • Location: Mount Worth State Park

  • Closest Town: Warragul

  • Distance from CBD: 134km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -38.281553

  • Longitude: 146.010233

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Mount Worth Giant’s Circuit is a 1.8km, grade 2 Circuit hike located in Mount Worth State Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 1hrs to complete.

Summary

The Moonlight Creek picnic area provides a good base from which to explore the Mt Worth State Park . There are a number of walks available to people of all levels of experience.

Commencing at the Moonlight Creek picnic area the Mount Worth Giant’s Circuit trail follows the route of a timber tramway through Mountain Ash Forest and fern filled gullies. This walk includes the Standing Giant, a huge Mountain Ash with a girth of 14 metres.

OPTIONAL WALK – Maslins Mill 800 metres One-way, 40 minutes return

Commencing at the far end of the Moonlight Creek picnic area this track meanders through forest of Mountain Ash and Blackwood to Maslins’s Mill site. Suitable for people with limited mobility.

Location

The Mt Worth State Park protects some 1000 hectares of natural forest in the Western Strzelecki Ranges. It provides an opportunity to view the forest that once covered Gippsland. Before the arrival of European settlers, most of the area was covered with tall, wet forest of mountain ash, manna gum, blue gum and mountain grey gum with an understorey of blackwood, silver wattle, sassafras and dense fern filled gullies. The park is also rich in bird and animal life; lyrebirds are common in gullies and crimson rosellas and grey butcher birds too. Wallabies, wombats and echidnas may also be seen.

Getting there

From Melbourne follow Princes Hwy south-east for 112kms to Darnum. This is a small town 7km east of Warragul. Turn right and follow the Darnum-Allambee Road south, following the ‘Mt Worth State Park’ signs for 12kms along narrow country lanes up into the Strzelecki Ranges. Turn left at the junction with McDonalds Track, continue 1km then bear right along Allambee Estate Road to Mt Worth State Park. Moonlight Creek Picnic Area lies beyond a gate on the right immediately after the sharp hairpin bend across Moonlight Creek.

What to Take

Please pack enough food and water, and wear appropriate footwear. Additional information on how to prepare for a day hike can be found here

Best Season to go

Spring, Summer and autumn

Further Information

Parks Victoria

 

Total distance: 1762 m
Max elevation: 349 m
Min elevation: 318 m
Total climbing: 49 m
Total descent: -49 m
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10 thoughts on “Mount Worth Giant’s Circuit (1.8km)

  1. Hello Andrew and I am a member of the Friends of Mount Worth State Park and, over nearly the last two years, we have contributed many hours and considerable funds towards the upgrading of this track and we still have more work to do to complete this task. If you continue to the end of this track, then turn right towards Trevorrow’s Mill and left again onto the Gardiner’s Mill circuit plus a short walk further on take the righthand track towards the Waterfall Bower and enjoy the scenery.




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