The Upper Yarra Goldfields hike is a highly varied walk that passes through some very pretty areas, great views, plus many remnants of the gold mining history of the area.
There are a few variations you can do, but this version uses a combination of the easements and trails. But do bring a good map with you, as there are various choices with which trail to take.
Whatever route you choose, it is quite a fascinating walk to do and well worth the time to explore.
Use the Maroondah Hwy/State Route 34 . Continue onto Warburton Hwy/B380 past Warburton then to the right onto Warburton-Woods Point Road. Take this for approx 13kms to the picnic area and car park at Little Peninsula tunnel where there are two signposts. Ignore the first indicating a car parking area on the side of the road and continue a further 200m then turn left into the second car park where there is also a picnic area.
- Leeches can be encountered so remember to take your favourite leech remedy/repellant.
- Stick to the marked trails in the area as there are mineshafts that are not signposted and are well hidden.
- This is also known as McMahons Goldfield Circuit.
Max elevation: 466 m
Min elevation: 230 m
Total climbing: 722 m
Total descent: -723 m