BALT CAMPS WALK/RIDE

BALT CAMP WALK/RIDE (10.7 km)

Leonards Hill Rd – Balt Camp (MEDIUM/HARD)

From the Werribee River, it’s a solid climb to the top of the Divide, whose stone fireplaces and concrete slab of the kitchen hut and ablution block stand as testament to what was once a mid- 20th century refugee work camp.


Up and down through pleasant forest, mostly on 4WD tracks. Potholes are frequent and dense shrubs crowd the track.

The top of the Divide is reached where the track crosses Leonard’s Hill Rd, which is named after an early timber splitter.

The Balt Camp acts as the watershed between the Werribee and Lerderderg rivers. The Lerderderg gains its name from the property of the first settler in the area. It is thought to be of Aboriginal language origin, with ‘lark’ meaning stone house or hut and ‘dairk’ being the name for peppermint gum trees.

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What you can expect to see