Werribee Gorge is rated
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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.
(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:
- 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
or call Parks Victoria Information Centre at 13 1963.
Level 10/535 Bourke Street Melbourne Victoria AUSTRALIA 3000.
- Phone: +61 (0)3 8627 4699
- Facsimile: +61 (0)3 9629 5563