Second Edition of Goldfields Track: Walk or Ride Guide About To Be Released

The second edition of the Goldfields Track: Walk or Ride Guide will be 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 Goldfields Track website as well as the GDTA.

In conjunction with this release, media launches will take place at Ballarat, Creswick, Castlemaine and Bendigo on Monday December 18.  Members and friends of the GDTA are encouraged to attend.
The Ballarat launch will be at the City Hall at 10.30am. Olympic marathon runner and GDTA Ambassador Steve Moneghetti will deliver a copy of the Guide to City of Ballarat Mayor Samantha McIntosh.
At Creswick the ceremony will take place at the University of Melbourne Entrance Gates at 11am. Steve will also be in attendance (he is a busy lad on Monday!), and with GDTA mountain biker Ken Dowling he will deliver the Guide to Hepburn Shire Mayor John Cottrell. Representatives from Parks Victoria, University of Melbourne, Hancock Victorian Plantations, Great Dividing Trail Association and Goldfields Track Inc will also attend.
Castlemaine will host its launch at 10am when Mount Alexander Shire Mayor, Cr Bronwen Machin, will be presented with the Goldfields Track Walk or Ride Guide by representatives of GDTA and Rocky Riders Mountain Bike Club outside the Civic Centre in Lyttleton Street. Bendigo location and time are yet to be confirmed.



Goldfields Track Special Offer

Goldfields Track: Walk or Ride Guide PLUS 2 GT maps (Dry Diggings Tk, Leanganook Tk) – ALL FOR ONLY $40.00

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(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.
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Walkers can download   free of charge   GPX track files for the  Great Dividing Trail (Goldfields Track). The Lerderderg Track (Bacchus Marsh to Daylesford) is also available.
CLICK HERE to see a list of available GPX files.

The Great Dividing Trail network comprises nearly 300 km of tracks that traverse the top of the Great Dividing Range in central Victoria.


Lerderderg Track

The Lerderderg Track links Daylesford, Blackwood and Bacchus Marsh.


Download the Federation University Circuit Walk map and the Ararat Circuit Walk map brochure.

It is planned to add more circuit walks in the near future.


Purchase the award-winning Goldfields Track: Walk or Ride Guide and GDTA maps from our Membership and Online Shop and download the latest Goldfields Track FAQ sheet.


See how to join the GDTA: click on Membership and Online Shop.

Guided Walks

The GDTA leads a range of guided walks for members.  Visitors are welcome.  The 2018 program will be released in coming days.


Site updated 13 December 2017