• Length: 14km

  • Duration: 4hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Waterloo Cemetery

  • End: Waterloo Cemetery

  • Location: Waterloo State Forest

  • Closest Town: Beaufort

  • Distance from CBD: 173km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.372561

  • Longitude: 143.429989

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Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

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Rainforest Walk

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Heritage Walk

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Alpine Region

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Rock Scrambling

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Waterloo Forest Circuit is a 14km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in Waterloo State Forest, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The Waterloo Forest Circuit commences at the Waterloo Cemetary. Walk to the end of Cemetery Road and turn left onto Blazed Track. Remain on this track until reaching the junction of Baxter Track. Turn right at this point and continue in an easterly direction until you reach the North South Track which runs along the ridge of the eastern edge of the state forest. Turn right on North South Track and continue until you reach Stewart Track. Turn right return to the cemetery.

Getting there

Drive to Beaufort on the Western Highway. Take the Lexton Road north at Lawrence street (off the Western Highway) and travel 8.5km to Waterloo. Turn off on the right on Waterloo Road for 700m then left on Cemetery Road. Follow this road 400m to the cemetery and park your car here.

GPX File

Total distance: 14017 m
Max elevation: 553 m
Min elevation: 392 m
Total climbing: 301 m
Total descent: -277 m
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