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Werribee Gorge

Werribee Gorge is rated 4.1 out of 5 based on 16 votes.

Werribee Gorge

One of Victoria’s kept secret is the spectacular canyon of Werribee Gorge. Thousands of people speed past this beautiful gorge every day while traveling along Western Freeway between Melbourne and Ballarat. Along Melbourne’s skyscrapers you may witness the beautiful view of the gorge at its best.

The Werribee River has a cut a 300 metre deep ravine, recognized as one of Australia’s most significant geological sites because of the way the down-cutting river has revealed more than 500 million years of geological history. The gorge became famous to be the domain of gold prospectors with its awesome cliffs and wonderful beaches. It has been relatively a home for kangaroos, swamp wallabies, koalas echidnas and platypus.

Summary:

  • 10km (4hrs return). The walk requires cautious rock scrambling along the river and down a steep ridge and is not suitable for young children or the elderly. Wear sturdy footwear.

Return distance from Melbourne:

  • 140km.

Nearest town:

  • Bacchus Marsh.

Directions:

  • Drive through Western Highway, past Bacchus Marsh and take Myrniong exit mark. just before reaching the underpass on the Freeway, Make a left turn on Pentland Hill Road the make another right turn at the Red Bitumen Myers Road that will lead you into the State Park. and after a tight bend, make a sharp left at a bumpy tracks and to the picnic area at the bottom. Car-parks are available at the end of the entrance road.

When to go:

  • Any season. There are good swimming holes in the gorge for hot days. Tracks can be slippery after rain.

Further Information:

Website: www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/ , Werribee Gorge

or call Parks Victoria Information Centre at 13 1963.

Administrative Offices:

  • Address: Level 10/535 Bourke Street Melbourne Victoria AUSTRALIA 3000.
  • Phone: +61 (0)3 8627 4699
  • Facsimile: +61 (0)3 9629 5563

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