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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Circuit hike around Mt Lofty, Warrandyte State Park

Mt Lofty is the highest point in the eastern section of the Warrandyte State Park, 25 km east of the Melbourne CBD.

On March 22, 2010, I visited the area, doing a 4 km circuit walk to the Mt Lofty Summit, starting at the Witton's Reserve at the end of Reserve Rd, off Jumping Creek Rd.

This walk took me up Wayne Rd steeply to the summit, then along the ridge, then down a jeep fire-management track to the Yarra, and back to the Reserve. Some Eastern Grey kangaroos were wanting to fight me, but I left them alone...

Nearby is the tarzan rope next to the canoe launching ramp.

The views from the summit are outstanding, easterly across the Upper Yarra Valley to the Yarra Ranges, and south to the Dandenong Ranges.

It can get quite hot up there, and sports/summerwear is recommended for anyone contemplating this circuit outside of winter. Good footwear is also mandatory! Be careful about UV radiation, even on cloudy days.

See all of the Photos of my visit, which include a group of young people having a good time before their canoeing expedition and a zoom shot of a single engine Spy Aircraft flying over the summit!

See a map of the Warrandyte Region at

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