FREE TRACK DOWNLOADS!
Walkers can again download free of charge GPX track files for the Great Dividing Trail (Goldfields Track). The Lerderderg Track (Bacchus Marsh to Daylesford) is also available, as are several circuit walks along the Goldfields Track.
CLICK HERE to see a list of available GPX files.
Parks Victoria Junior Ranger Program
Parks Victoria News – Creswick & Hepburn Regional Parks
Creswick Heritage Walk
An 8.5km track has been opened as a Goldfields Track circuit walk. It takes in parts of Albert and Water Streets in the historic Creswick township, as well as the University of Melbourne Creswick Campus, Parks Victoria’s Landcare and La Gerche Trails (including the beautiful Oak Gully), Brackenbury Hill lookout in Hancock’s Creswick plantation and St Georges Lake.
For details including a map, please refer to TRACK UPDATES in the left sidebar.
Second Edition of Goldfields Track: Walk or Ride Guide Released
The second edition of the Goldfields Track: Walk or Ride Guide was released on Monday December 18. It incorporates new walking and cycling routes along the Canadian Creek Trail in Ballarat and on the heritage-rated La Gerche Track at Creswick. Several other minor re-routings are also included.
Orders can be made online from the GDTA as well as the Goldfields Track website.
In conjunction with this release, media launches took place at Ballarat, Creswick, Castlemaine and Bendigo. Members and friends of the GDTA and other mountain bike groups were in attendnace at all ceremonies.
At the Ballarat launch Olympic marathon runner and GDTA Ambassador Steve Moneghetti delivered a copy of the Guide to City of Ballarat Mayor Samantha McIntosh.
At Creswick the ceremony was held at the University of Melbourne Entrance Gates. Steve Moneghetti and GDTA committee member and mountain biker Ken Dowling delivered a copy of the Guide to Hepburn Shire Deputy Mayor and well-known Creswick resident Don Henderson. Representatives from Parks Victoria, University of Melbourne, Hancock Victorian Plantations, Great Dividing Trail Association and Goldfields Track Inc attended.
Local ceremonies were also held at Castlemaine and Bendigo.
Goldfields Track Special Offer
Goldfields Track: Walk or Ride Guide PLUS 2 GT maps (Dry Diggings Tk, Leanganook Tk) – ALL FOR ONLY $40.00
(Please note that the section of the Goldfields Track between Mt Buninyong and Creswick has been renamed Eureka Track. The Wallaby Track is now the Goldfields Track between Creswick and Daylesford.
Lerderderg Track Map
The Lerderderg Track map is again available.
Go to the Shop Online page
The Great Dividing Trail network comprises nearly 300 km of tracks that traverse the top of the Great Dividing Range in central Victoria.
The Lerderderg Track links Daylesford, Blackwood and Bacchus Marsh.
See how to join the GDTA: click on Membership and Online Shop.
The GDTA leads a range of guided walks for members. Visitors are welcome. See Walking on the GDT in the left panel.
Site updated 13 January 2018