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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Exploring Mt Lofty, Warrandyte State Park

Mt Lofty is at the extreme eastern edge of the Warrandyte State Park, 35 km east of Melbourne town.

The views from the summit are superb!

I visited the area on Wednesday afternoon February 24, 2010, leaving my car at the gated access track near the Lower Homestead Rd canoe launching ramp.

From there I climbed this track to the summit, finding a survey trig marker in grassland at the highest point, then continued on for another 1 km. There are two images of the trig point marker - locate them by my sunglasses and orange!

isI returned to the steep track leading down to the water point on the Yarra, then followed the river through bushland to the canoe ramp. From there, I continued back to the car.

All this was about 5 km - there was an increase in altutude from 63 m to 116 m at the summit.

The Mt Lofty section of the Park was officially added in 1997, following purchase from the original owner. Until 1996, it was used for grazing. The various tracks were once used for farm management - a few relics (fences, barbed wire, posts) remain.

See all of the Photos of my visit!

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