Keppel Lookout Walk

3 h 45 min to 5 h 30 min

10.4 km
circuit

↑ 518 m
↓ -518 m

Moderate track
Starting from Falls Road parking area in Marysville, this circuit walk heads anticlockwise along Keppel Lookout Trail past Keppel and several other lookouts to reach Steavenson Falls before getting back to the Falls Road. Recharge your batteries on this walk with mesmerizing views over the valley, then dip your toes into the cool Steavenson river by the falls. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-37.5213977,145.7607863)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Maroondah Highway, B300
  • Turn on to Lalors Road then drive for 15 m
  • Turn left onto Crowley Road and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Turn right onto Maroondah Highway, B360 and drive for another 24.3 km
  • Turn right onto Marysville Road, C512 and drive for another 215 m
  • Keep left onto Marysville Road, C512 and drive for another 8.9 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Murchison Street, C512 and drive for another 285 m
  • Turn right onto Pack Road and drive for another 70 m
  • Turn left onto Falls Road and drive for another 50 m
  • Continue onto Falls Road and drive for another 1.6 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 40 m turn right.
After another 910 m turn left, to head along Keppel Lookout Trail.
After another 940 m turn left, to head along Keppel Lookout Trail.
After another 1.1 km come to the "Keppel Lookout" (30 m on your left).
Veer right.
After another 10 m turn left.
After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Keppel Lookout Trail.
After another 2.8 km (at the intersection of Bismarck Track & Keppel Lookout Trail) continue straight, to head along Keppel Lookout Trail.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Upper Lookout To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.5 km turn sharp left, to head along Keppel Lookout Trail.
After another 740 m come to the "Lower Lookout" (75 m on your right).
Then pass the waterfall (120 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Lower Lookout To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Turn left.
After another 60 m veer right.
After another 105 m veer left.
After another 25 m continue straight.
After another 130 m come to the viewpoint (9 m on your right).
Then pass the toilet (10 m on your left).
After another 10 m to find the car park.
After another 20 m to find the "Steavenson Falls".
After another 490 m continue straight, to head along Falls Road.
After another 360 m pass the "Yellow Dog Picnic Area" (110 m on your right).
After another 1 km continue straight, to head along Falls Road.
After another 30 m (at the intersection of Falls Road & Yellow Dog Road) continue straight, to head along Falls Road.
After another 90 m come to the end.

Side trip to Lower Lookout
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 30 m pass a seat (7 m on your right).
After another 45 m come to the end.
"Lower Lookout".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 75 m to the main route.

Side trip to Upper Lookout
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 30 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
Continue another 25 m to find Upper Lookout at the end.
"Upper Lookout".
A waterfall.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 70 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Keppel Lookout Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 10.4 km
Time 3 h 45 min to 5 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 9.2 km from the start.

Toilet: There is one 8.3 km from the start.

Seat: There is one 8 km (plus an extra 30 m along side route) from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
8.3 km[toilet]
Shelter
9.2 kmYellow Dog Picnic Area
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