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  • Length: 8.3km

  • Duration: 3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Moonlight Creek Picnic Area

  • End: Moonlight Creek Picnic Area

  • Closest Town: Warragul

  • Location: Mount Worth State Park

  • Distance from state capital: 134km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -38.281553

  • Longitude: 146.010233

Mount Worth Moonlight Circuit is a 8.3km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Mount Worth State Park Victoria. The hike should take approximately 3hrs 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 Moonlight Creek picnic area, the Mount Worth Moonlight Circuit combines Moonlight Creek Track and Moonlight Divide Track to form a walking circuit. It is a strenuous walk suitable for more experienced walkers. the Moonlight Divide Track climbs steeply to the ridge and leads through regenerating Mountain Ash Forest with a dense understorey of Dogwood, Daisy Bush and Blackwood. Moonlight Creek Track follows a trickling mountain stream through lush fern gullies, to the sites of old timber mills.

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.

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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: 8297 m
Max elevation: 469 m
Min elevation: 319 m
Total climbing: 292 m
Total descent: -292 m
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13 thoughts on “Mount Worth Moonlight Circuit (8.3km)

  1. Did this walk on Sunday (7/2/16) and it was really great. Varied environments beginning with lush rainforests. It starts and ends with narrow well kept paths – this section is very shady. The rest is very wide (enough for cars) and you’re in full sun. We didn’t see many animals, just some birds. The second half has a lot of uphill and downhill sections but wasn’t too bad for someone with bad knees. There isn’t a lot of signage once you’re a few kms from the picnic ground but there also aren’t really any other tracks, its just that some sections aren’t well walked and look much like game trails. Toilets are nice and clean

  2. We did this last weekend , what an awesome walk , so much mud though in places lol I think all of us slipped over at one point of another , not sure if it was the Muds fault or from laughing too hard.
    Oh yeah and look out for the leeches 😂