Passes Through

  • Daylesford
  • Blackwood
  • Bacchus Marsh

Lerderderg Track

Bacchus Marsh to Daylesford
90km following the Lerderderg River Valley

Township Walk

The route from Swans Road to Bacchus Marsh Station is currently under review and changes are likely to be implemented in the near future.

Swans Rd – Bacchus Marsh Station  11km

This walk can be done in either of both directions – though walking down 220m over 9 km to Bacchus Marsh is obviously easier than walking up to Swan’s Rd. Some of the vistas down into ‘The Marsh’ on the climb (or descent) are excellent.

The Bacchus Marsh Railway Station is less than an hour by frequent suburban VLine trains from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station.
There are entry station maps at both Swan’s Road and the Bacchus Marsh Railway Station.

The suburban sections from the Railway Station, north along the footpaths through town, under the Western Freeway and around the edge of Darley – are clearly marked by street signs (on metal poles, rather than by low wooden posts as on most of the GDT).

If you doing (or have completed) other sections of the Lerderderg Track walk with a small group and are keen to ‘get into the bush’ quickly rather than walking through nine km through Bacchus Marsh and the edge of Darley suburbs, consider phoning a local taxi to take your group to or from the Swan’s Road entry station.


Page last updated 09 January 2018