Below is a quick rating on the Werribee Gorge circuit hike | Location: | Werribee Gorge State Park || Trail => Circuit walk Distance => 10.5 km approx Time => 3-4 hours Elevation => 348m Max Difficulty => Medium Start => Quarry Picnic Area
Things to note
1. There are multiple entrances to the walking track. However, the trail is mapped only at the main parking. Choose to start from the main parking as the track is defined there.
2. Poor signage. Extremely easy to get lost. Always keep the map handy.
Werribee state gorge map . Picture credits - theeconomicsocio
Luckily we stumbled upon the short circuit track. However, we spent 3 hours randomly walking through the park and could only do half of the short circuit. The views were stunning nevertheless.
3. The circuit is a 10km hike. It took us approximately 4 hours with a few stops. I would totally recommend doing the hike. The sights are spectacular. The walk along the river is quite an experience with river cliffs part of the climb. Apparently, the river is home to platypuses, though we didn't see any.
4. Hiking boots. Well, this is one of the hikes where hiking boots would be great. Walking poles help especially while descending into the gorge and unruly paths. Parts of the hike are along the river and hence can get quite mucky.