Parks Victoria News

Canadian Regional Park

Read about the plans Parks Victoria has for the new park.  Canadian RP Update

Hepburn and Creswick Regional Parks

Update of conditions at Creswick and Hepburn Regional Parks. CLICK HERE

CLICK HERE to view latest news specific to Hepburn Regional Park

Further details re closure of Goldfields Track through the former Creswick Koala Park  – CLICK HERE


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.



Hancock Victorian Plantations – Creswick Plantation – 10 January 2017

A timber harvesting operation is currently being carried out within HVP Plantations Creswick pine plantation (St Georges Lake).

As a result, a section of the Goldfields Track abutting the plantation west of Jackass Gully is closed until further notice.

All Goldfields Track users, both walkers and bike riders, MUST detour via Jackass Road – see map below for details.

For a map of the temporary diversion please CLICK HERE.

See also Maps 8 and 9 of the Goldfields Track Walking and Cycling Guide.


HVP is a valued partner of the Goldfields Track and understands the needs of walkers and cyclists who use the track. During logging operations HVP staff will be on the lookout for track users, but at the same time we must play our part and respect their need to manage their plantations.



Hancock Victorian Plantations – Moonlight Plantation Castlemaine

Please note that Hancock Victorian Plantations (HVP) is currently carrying out works on their Moonlight Plantation (Castlemaine).

This has caused the closure of a section of the Goldfields Track a short distance northwest of Expedition Pass Reservoir.

A detour has been arranged and signposted by HVP.

Please refer to the MAP for details.

See also Map 26 of the Goldfields Track Walking and Cycling Guide.


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.



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



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 Walking & Cycling 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.  See our 2016 program.


Email the GDTA President

He would love to hear from you!

Site updated 25 January 2017