|The Aqueduct and Trail|
|Inside the Hut|
|The old steel pipe|
|Control valve machinery|
Sadly, there has been massive encroachment of vegetation, fallen trees, branches, and weeds in the Aqueduct.
|Closeup of the original pipe|
My photo albums of these trips may be viewed at http://worldisround.com/home/bobpadula/index.html.
A comprehensive set of Trail Notes, and detailed maps, may be downloaded from the Parks Victoria Web site:
The history and development of the aqueduct may be viewed at
On June 20, 2012, I did a review exploration of about 4 km (return) of the section of the Trail easterly from the new gate at the end of Cement Creek Rd.
About 1 km from the Cement Creek Rd entry point the former maintenance hut and workshop remain - the hut is available for hikers and cyclists, and contains a fireplace, lounge chairs, a bed, and table! This hut is at the junction of the open section of the Aqueduct with the steel pipe section. The control valves and machinery are still intact!
Warning: The top section of Cement Creek Rd is unsuitable for small 2WD vehicles. It is badly potholed and rutted, with large stones, and after heavy rain becomes very muddy. If this is a problem, there is a turning point about half way along the road, where small cars may be parked, and about ten minutes hike to the end of the road.
Some of the management Roads in the area are prohibited to walkers, as they are located in the Melbourne Water catchment area - these are prominently signed, with gates. Walkers should not venture along these tracks.
See all of the Photos of my visit!