Starting near the car park next to the Chinese Gardens on Albert Road, Beechworth, this walk leads to Lake Kerferd and back via the Lake Sambell Trail and the Pipeline Track. Enjoy this beautiful hike that takes you through tall eucalypt forests on a single track and a fire road. There is plenty of wildlife to be spotted, including koalas, wombats and wallabies, rosellas and more. The track's terrain is a mixture of muddy, rocky, slippery and gravelly, with short steep hill sections and many steps. It is suitable for most ages and fitness levels. There is evidence of past mining activity and tunnelling in the area, with many disused mine shafts along the way. Some are covered with wire mesh, and others are uncovered, so staying on the designated track is best. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.