national-heritage
  • Length: 9km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Loop Track

  • End: Loop Track

  • Location: Castlemaine Diggings

  • Closest Town: Daylesford

  • Distance from CBD: 125km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.2284867987

  • Longitude: 144.2052162811

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Two Creeks Hike is a 9km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in Castlemaine Diggings Victoria. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Summary

The Two Creeks Hike is a gentle forest walk that lies in the lesser known southern reaches of the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. You will see some interesting ruins, water races and old diggings along the way.

Getting there

From Melbourne, follow the Western Freeway for 78km and take the Daylesford exit. Turn right and drive 30km along the Daylesford Ballan Road towards Daylesford. Turn right towards Castlemaine on the Midland highway and follow it for a few km before turning right onto Malmsbury Road. After less then 1km turn left onto Porcupine Ridge Road. Follow this road north until you reach the Porcupine Ridge Estate. At this point the road turns gravel and drops down over a ford on the Porcupine Creek. Drive a further 1.5km (just beyond the Loop Track) to park where the signposted Goldfields Track crosses the road. There are a few small car parks.

Be prepared

Read ‘How to pack for a day hike’ here.

 

Total distance: 8972 m
Max elevation: 437 m
Min elevation: 360 m
Total climbing: 136 m
Total descent: -136 m
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