PLANNED DELWP FUEL REDUCTION BURNS

From Tuesday April 17 when conditions are suitable, DELWP will be carrying out fuel reduction burning in the Woman’s Gully, Widow’s Gully and Manning Road localities north-east of Hepburn Springs on the Goldfields Track. Part of the Goldfields Track will be closed when this occurs.
Further details can be found at Midlands.FuelManagement@delwp.vic.gov.au

 

HELP!

We try to maintain the Great Dividing Trail in a condition that makes the walk or ride an enjoyable experience. With more than 300km of track to look after and a small number of people to do it, any help we get from track users is appreciated.
If you find something along the track which requires attention, please record as much location detail as you can (coordinates if possible).
Then logon to www.gdt.org.au , select the “Contact Us” tab (near the page top), then click on “Track Maintenance” to make your report.
In conjunction with the relevant land manager we will attempt to fix the problem as soon as we can.
Thank you in advance for any assistance you can give us.

 

NEXT GDTA WALK

Led by Barb & Lionel – Sunday April 22
Garfield Wheel, Welsh Village ruins and slate quarries, mining relics.
Close to Castlemaine.

Contact Barb/Lionel 0402 427 162 or email barbguerin11@gmail.com

 

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

Goldfields Track

The major part of the original Great Dividing Trail is now known as the Goldfields Track.  The Eureka, Wallaby, Dry Diggings and Leanganook Tracks are the individual sections of the Goldfields Track between the summit of Mount Buninyong and the Bendigo Railway Station.

Lerderderg Track

The Lerderderg Track links Daylesford, Blackwood and Bacchus Marsh.  It is not part of the Goldfields Track.

Circuits

Download the Federation University Ballarat Campus (Mt Helen) Circuit Walk map and the Ararat Circuit Walk map brochure.

Publications

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.

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 Walking on the GDT in the left panel.

 

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.

 

Publications

Goldfields Track Special Offer

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

Go to the Shop Online page

(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

 

FREE TRACK DOWNLOADS!

Goldfields Track users 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 News – Creswick & Hepburn Regional Parks

Read the latest

 

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.

 

Site updated April 14 2018