Trail-Hiking-Werribee-Gorge
  • Length: 13.7km

  • Duration: 5.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Meikles Point

  • End: Meikles Point

  • Location: Werribee Gorge State Park

  • Closest Town: Bacchus Marsh

  • Distance from CBD: 69km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.67296948

  • Longitude: 144.3637034

Keep the Trail Access info current...

2WD Access
Gravel Road
Winding Road
Small Car Park
Public Toilets
Untreated Water
Picnic Table
Campfire Pit

Select items to indicate conditions for access to the trail.

2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

Keep the Trail Features current...

Rough Trail
Undefined Trail
Exposed Ledges
Rock Scrambling
Steep Terrain
River Crossings
Scenic Viewpoints
Untreated Water
Swimming Spots

Werribee Gorge State Park...

Select items to indicate features found along the trail.

Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding

43
20

Werribee Gorge Rim is a 13.7km, grade 4 circuit hike, located in Werribee Gorge State Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 5.5hrs to complete.

Warning

Parts of this hiking trail traverse through private land. You will need to seek an alternate route or seek permission of the land owner to access their land.

Hike Summary

The Werribee Gorge Rim is a demanding hike that showcases many of the parks natural features, most scenic viewpoints and often unexplored regions of the park. Part of this hike follows existing trails with sections being completely off-trail for that added sense of adventure. This is one of the most scenic gorge walks close to Melbourne. It is certainly one of Melbourne's greatest 'treasures'. Be prepared for some steep rugged sections, amazing views and two river crossings.

Weather

Be mindful of snakes and hit weather during the summer months

About the region

Werribee Gorge is a wild, rugged natural beauty shaped by 500 million years of geological history. A range of challenging walks amid the steep, river-washed gorge and surrounding rocky ridges offer spectacular views and access to a rock-climbing site within the park. The main feature of this park is the Werribee Gorge, through which the Werribee River meanders. This gorge has acquired some renown throughout the 20th century for its geological value.

Werribee Gorge has attracted the attention of geologists as one of the earliest known ancient glacial deposits, parts of which can be seen. The 200m deep gorge was formed about a million years ago when movements along a fault in the Earth's crust steepened the river's gradient. Since then the stream has continued to deepen the gorge through underlying rock to ancient sediments deposited in a sea more than 400 million years ago. Other geological events that have since occurred include the advance and retreat of an ice sheet and the inflow of volcanic lava.

Getting there

Follow the Western Highway past Bacchus Marsh to the Pentland Hills exit (5km beyond Bacchus Marsh). At the end of the exit ramp turn right to pass under the freeway. Turn left onto Pentland Hills Road. After passing under the freeway again turn left onto Myers Road and follow it down to the Werribee Gorge State Park. Continue onto the gravel road at the end of the sealed section and follow this to its end at Meikles Point Picnic area. There is ample parking and pit toilets.

GPX File

Total distance: 13741 m
Max elevation: 399 m
Min elevation: 147 m
Total climbing: 782 m
Total descent: -784 m
Download GPX File

You need to be registered and logged in to download GPX Files. If you aren't you will automatically be redirected to the registration/login screen before being returned to this page to download the file. By downloading any GPX files from this site you agree its use, and reliance upon, is entirely at your own risk. I will endeavour to ensure the accuracy and currency of the data, but accept no responsibility in this regard, or the results of any actions taken, when using the digital route files.


Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
LOAD MORE

Hikes Nearby

61 thoughts on “Werribee Gorge Rim (13.7km)

    1. Tilly would love it but ‘grade 4 – a demanding hike’, you might have me confused with someone who is fit ?

    1. Also found this though:

      Trail Hiking Australia Trail Hiking Australia says:
      4 October 2016 at 12:09
      Just a note in this hike. It covers official trails as well as involving a lot of off trail hiking. Only attempt this hike if you are good with navigation and don’t mind heights and rock scrambling

      How good is our navigation!!? ?

Leave a Reply