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7 Acre Rock and Powelltown

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by Pat (subscribe)
Published August 11th 2013
Powelltown, located around 90km's east of Melbourne, is no longer a town - at least according to VicRoads. Once, it was an important centre of the logging industry in the Yarra Valley. Today aside from a Saw Mill, a couple of houses and of course the Powelly Pub little remains of this town that is no longer a town.

That doesn't mean that there is not a lot to see. Walking tracks following old tramways take you deep into the forests of the Yarra Ranges at a (usually) easy grade. But, perhaps more interestingly, is where you can get with a little drive out of town.

About a Kilometre or so out of Powelltown a right hand turn will guide you onto the logging tracks that still exist around this area. If you make your way onto Bunyip Road you will soon find yourself at a very nice picnic area. A walking track from here leads you to a large granite outcrop (presumably covering 7 acres).

Track, Walking, Hike
The track up to 7 Acre Rock


The views you can get from here are spectacular. On a clear day you can see from Port Phillip Bay to the west, past the rapidly expanding suburbs of south east Melbourne, over Western Port and French Island to the rolling hills of Gippsland to the south east.
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Where: Bunyip Road, Powelltown
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Sounds like a great spot for a wander.
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1133) 1949 days ago
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