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 send details to Track Maintenance .
If possible include GPS co-ordinates.

 

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.

Orders can be made online from the Goldfields Track website as well as the GDTA.

A fully revised guide is expected to be completed in early 2017, which will incorporate proposed new walking and cycling routes through the Canadian Forest Park at Ballarat, the heritage-rated La Gerche Track at Creswick and the Bendigo Bushland Trail.

 

Publications

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

Go to the Shop Online page

Lerderderg Track Map

The Lerderderg Track map is again available.
Go to the Shop Online page

 

Parks Victoria News

Parks Victoria have issued information regarding the closed Sailors Falls steps.

CLICK HERE to view.

Most walking trails in the Hepburn Regional Park have received track clearing maintenance works and minor erosion works by Parks Victoria staff in the past few months.  This includes the Wallaby and Dry Diggings Tracks between Sailors Falls and Woman’s Gully.

Resulting from the Goldfields Track audit currently taking place, discussions are being held with Parks Victoria staff at Creswick re track maintenance in Creswick Regional Park and Nerrina Historic Area. Minor works will be done by GDTA personnel with Parks staff looking after the larger jobs.

 

Leanganook Track News

A water tank has been installed on the Leanganook Track.

CLICK HERE to view details.

 

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.


 

Lerderderg Track

The Lerderderg Track links Daylesford, Blackwood and Bacchus Marsh.

Circuits

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.

Publications

Purchase the award-winning Goldfields Track Walking & Cycling Guide and GDTA maps from our Membership and Online Shop and download the latest Goldfields Track FAQ sheet.

Membership

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.  See our 2016 program.

 

Email the GDTA President

Site updated 23 August 2016