Next Monthly Activity: Sunday August 27 – Walk – Vaughan Springs Circuit
For further information click on Guided Walks Program 2017 in left sidebar.
Peter Munns and Peter Clarke are attempting to run the 210 km of the Goldfields Track from
Bendigo to Mt Buninyong in under 40 hours on August 11 and 12.
This photo was taken yesterday (Saturday 12th) by Alison Lanigan on their passage past St Georges Lake.
Please report track issues
As we are an organisation of volunteers, we are not always able to keep up with awareness of current track conditions on every kilometre of the GDT. Therefore we are always pleased and grateful to receive reports from track users regarding maintenance issues such as trees over tracks, missing or damaged posts and other assets, severe erosion and vandalism.
In conjunction with the relevant land manager we will try to attend to any problem as promptly as possible.
Please complete the form below, click on the ‘Send to GDTA’ button and accept our thanks.
Parks Victoria News
Sailors Falls Steps Reopened
The completely reconstructed steps at Sailors Falls Picnic Area were officially re-opened on Friday 11 August. There is once again direct access from the Goldfields Track proper to the Picnic Ground without having to divert via Telegraph Road.
Woowookarung (previously Canadian) Regional Park
Read about the plans Parks Victoria has for the new park. Woowookarung RP Update
Hepburn and Creswick Regional Parks, and Mount Beckworth Scenic Reserve
CLICK HERE for June 2017 Park Update
Please note that the Sailors Falls Steps were reopened on 11 August 2017.
Revised Goldfields Track Walking & Cycling Guide Released
The Goldfields Track Walking Guide has been reprinted with some minor revisions, such as the inclusion of the water tank site on the Coliban Channel and better instructions for cyclists on bypassing Mt Alexander. It’s also now titled as “a walking and cycling guide.”
The GDTA’s Goldfields Track Walking Guide was awarded the Historical Interpretation Award for the Victorian Community History Awards 2012.
A fully revised guide is expected to be completed in mid-2017, which will incorporate proposed 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-routing will also be included.
Goldfields Track Special Offer
Goldfields Track Walking & Cycling Guide PLUS 3 GT maps (Wallaby Tk, Dry Diggings Tk, Leanganook Tk) – ALL FOR ONLY $45.00
Lerderderg Track Map
The Lerderderg Track map is again available.
Go to the Shop Online page
FREE TRACK DOWNLOADS!
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.
The Lerderderg Track links Daylesford, Blackwood and Bacchus Marsh.
It is planned to add more circuit walks in the near future.
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 our 2017 program.
Site updated 13 August 2017