Passes Through

  • Daylesford
  • Blackwood
  • Bacchus Marsh

Lerderderg Track

Bacchus Marsh to Daylesford
90km following the Lerderderg River Valley

Balt Camp Walk

Leonards Hill Rd – Balt Camp  11km

This walk takes you deeper into some higher parts of the Wombat Forest – up and down through regrowth forest to the Balt Camp – the highest point (855 metres) on the entire GDT. This area occasionally gets snow on colder days in winter and very heavy annual rainfall, but it is necessary to carry water by virtue of the fact that it is mostly a ridge top walk.

Vehicle access is via Leonard’s Hill around 4 km east along Leonard’s Hill Rd or west from Bullarto South. There is space where the walk crosses the road for car parking.

The ‘Balt Camp’ – on Camp Road – was a refugee work camp for ‘displaced persons’ – including from the Baltic States – after World War 2. All that remain are a stone chimney and concrete foundations of the huts.


Page last updated 29 December 2014