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: -37.6729694800

  • Longitude: 144.3637034000

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Trail Access

2WD Access
4WD Access
Accessible Toilet
Picnic Shelter
BBQ Facilities
Large Car Park
Gravel Road
Speed Bumps

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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

Trail Features

Rough Trail
Historic Rail Trail
Dog Friendly
Urban Walk
Coast & Beach
Rainforest Walk
Goldfields & Mining
Historic Lighthouse

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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

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

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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.

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.

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.

Weather

Be mindful of snakes and hit weather during the summer months

 

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