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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Exploring Avard's Track - Bunyip State Park




Avard's Track is in the SW section of the Bunyip State Park, 60 km east of Melbourne.

It is a gated management track, and links the unsealed Tynong North Rd with Lupton Track - walkers, horseriders and cyclists are permitted to use it.

It starts near the Cannibal Creek Track horse-unloading car park, about 8 km north of the Prince's Highway, and there is a rise in altitude from 144 m to the ridge-top at 320 m.

The track follows a spur into the Weatherhead Range, and passes through regrowth forest and bushland.

The ridgeline was devastated by an out-of-control backburn operation in 2007, and the blackened trees and stumps are a stark reminder of this fire, which destroyed a large part of the Park.

There are limited views from the ridgeline south towards Mt Weatherhead and adjacent farms.

West views from the lower part of the track are towards Sandpit Ridge, and north to Bald Hill.

This track is steep in parts, dry and dusty, and sufficient drinking water should be carried, especially on hot days.

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