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Werribee Gorge Circuit

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Published March 5th 2019
If you love the outdoors and are constantly seeking your next adventure, then this article is for you.

Most of our summer weekends are spent hiking around Melbourne. We have been doing this for the past three years and yet have a long list of 'to-do' hikes.

Werribee state gorge hike
Some thrill at Werribee State Gorge. Picture credit -theeconomicsocio

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
Werribee state gorge map . Picture credits - theeconomicsocio

Our first visit was wonkish thanks to 1 & 2.

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.

werribee state gorge waterfall
Snack on!! Picture credit-theeconomicsocio

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Where: Werribee Gorge Circuit TrackPentland Hills VIC 3341
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