• Length: 17km

  • Duration: 5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Walhalla War Memorial

  • End: Walhalla War Memorial

  • Location: Walhalla Historic Area

  • Closest Town: Moe

  • Distance from CBD: 184km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.9417057300

  • Longitude: 146.4520132500

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Walhalla to Britannia Creek Circuit is a 17km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Walhalla Historic Area, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The Walhalla to Britannia Creek Circuit explores the historic mountain township of Walhalla and its surrounds.

Commencing in the centre of town head north towards the Long Tunnel Extended Mine until you see the zig zag track on the right which takes you up to the Walhalla Cricket Ground. Walk up to and across the cricket ground onto the Cricket Ground Track. Follow this to the junction of the track coming from Maiden Town. Turn left here and shortly after turn left again to go down to the Walhalla-Aberfeldy Rd. Cross the road and start down the Britannia Spur Track, crossing Britannia Creek and then up to Mormon Town Track. Turn left and follow Mormon Town Track past Sun Hill and Black Diamond Hill. Keep to the main track until you reach the junction of the Australian Alps Walking Track. Turn left onto the Australian Alps Walking Track and follow it back to Walhalla.

About the region

Walhalla is a small, picturesque and historic mountain township in the Gippsland district’s Baw Baw Ranges in Victoria, in the south-eastern corner of mainland Australia. At its peak, some 5,000 people lived in and around Walhalla, the centre of a pioneer goldfield that extended to the nearby towns of Aberfeldy, Toombon, Donnelly’s Creek, Red Jacket and Jericho to the north and west, and Cooper’s Creek, Happy Go Lucky and Jubilee to the south and east.

Only a handful of permanent residents live there today, but in the last decades of the 19th century, it was the heart of one of the most vibrant gold mining districts in the world, and a major influence in shaping the prosperity of a newly founded state.

Getting there

From Moe, 130 km East of Melbourne on the Princes Highway, drive to Rawson 36.2 km and 41 minutes from Moe. Take the Moe-Walhalla Road C466, turn right onto Knotts Siding Road C481. From Rawson, take a short drive from Rawson to Walhalla of about 12kms. Drive to the junction of Main Road and Right Hand Branch Road and park your car in the car park near the war memorial.

Total distance: 16963 m
Max elevation: 664 m
Min elevation: 345 m
Total climbing: 1041 m
Total descent: -1042 m
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