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Monday, July 09, 2012

O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - west of Yuonga Rd

View from the Trail



These pix were taken on July 7 2012 on the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail, Warburton, 65 km east of Melbourne.

They show the scenery, features, and environment on a 5 km (return) hike, from the Yuonga Rd access car park, to the Mt Victoria Walking Track crossing.

Start of Mt Victoria Walking Track
The Aqueduct was built in the years 1911 to 1915, and was abandoned in 1997.

The Yuonga Walking Track starts at the end of Yuonga Rd, which heads north from the car park.

Bridge across former logging tramway site

The Yuonga Track is heavily overgrown, with fallen trees, and extends to the Mt Donna Buang Tourist Rd, but is now impassable. This Track follows the alignment of the original timber tramway which linked the Wonwondah Sawmill to the forests of Mt Donna Buang and Mt Victoria.

Mechanisms to control overflow gates

Two of the Aqueduct's original concrete bridges are passed on this section of the Trail, which were crossing points for the former timber tramways. These serviced the La La and Richard's sawmills in the early 1900s to the 1920s.

Approaching Yuonga Rd
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