They show the scenery, fauna, and environment along a 4 km (return) hike on the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail, starting at the Dee Rd picnic area.
|View south from Trail|
There were nice views from the picnic area across the valley to the mountains near Powelltown.
Sadly, many sections of the Aqueduct are now clogged by fallen trees and vegetation.
|Control gate and platform|
The O'Shannassy Aqueduct was built in the years 1911-1915, and decommissioned in 1997.
|West from Dee Rd|
The Aqueduct consists of open channel and underground steel pipes.
As the Trail is a step-on, step-off route, these are the sectors:
Parrot Rd to Ewart's Rd 4 km (pipe)
Ewart's Rd to Dee Rd 5.3 km
Dee Rd to Sussex St 4 km
Sussex St to Yuonga Rd 3 km
Yuonga Rd to Cement Creek 6.8 km
Cement Creek to O'Shannassy Weir 7.6 km
|Dee Rd carpark and picnic area|
This Boardwalk passes over the pipeline, deep in the side of Mt Donna Buang.
I have now completed most of the Trail!
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
See all of the Photos of my visit!