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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Mt Lofty Circuit Walk - Warrandyte State Park

On December 5, 2008, I completed a pleasant 3 km circuit walk in the Mt Lofty section of the Warrandyte State Park, 30 km east of the Melbourne CBD.

My route started at the Park gate on Lower Homestead Rd, in the municipality of Wonga Park, just before the canoe launching ramp on the Yarra River.

This took me up Stephen Track, passing the information board near the Mt Lofty Summit, then a descent to the Yarra, at Water Point No. 1.

There are picnic tables at the Summit and the Water Point.

From there, I followed the somewhat overgrown foot-track next to the Yarra to the canoe ramp, passing the lookout, along a boardwalk, and then back to Stephen Track.

This walk is one of the best in the Park, with superb views in all directions from the Summit, looking across the Yarra gorges to the Yarra Ranges, the Dandenong Ranges, and the Kinglake Ranges.

New signposts have recently been built near the Summit.

Mt Lofty overlooks the adjacent large Heritage Golf and Country Club and the Wetlands.

See the full set of Photos of my trip!

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