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Melbourne Bushwalkers Trip Note

Pack Carry: 3 August 2007 - Wirilda Track, Tyers Regional Park

Contributor: Del Franks 

Source: "The News", September 2007 

Photogallery Link: Wirilda Track, Tyers Regional Park

Even though the weather forecast for the weekend was for showers, three hearty souls, Bob, David & myself, defied the weather forecast and set off on another adventure. This walk was done as a circuit, starting at Blairs Road, and along 4WD tracks until we reached Wirilda Picnic Area, where will picked up the Wirilda track at the north end. We followed this track until we crossed the river back onto 4WD tracks to reach the
Scouts camping ground were we camped for the night. This offered us running water and a camp fire, with the rain holding off unti l about 9.30pm when we were ready for bed.

Next morning, the rain had stopped and we retraced our steps back to the Wirilda track. Along the way we saw the remains of an old limestone quarry & kilns. Lunch was at the Moondarra Reservoir, which had plenty of water in it and was impressed with the natural looking fall created by the run off water. After lunch the walk back to the cars was along 4 WD tracks, but the bush was so beautiful we did not mind.

Overall this was a very beautiful, walk only about 180 km east of Melbourne, reached from the Princes Highway at Moe by following Glengarry Road to Yallourn North passed the Quarry & Power Station. Covering 1810 hectares of forest in the foothills of the Latrobe Valley, Tyers Regional Park features the spectacular Tyers Gorge where the river has carved a winding course between the steep forested sloped which dominated by
Yerchuk and Silvertop, with an understorey of wattles, tea tress, sedges & grasses, allowing abundance birdlife to flourish.

This is a walk, I believe should not be missed and was surprised that the walk had not been on the program either as a Sunday walk or pack carry for over 5 years.

Please have a look at the Photos on the website.