Falcons Lookout via the Ironbark Gorge Track

1 h 15 min to 2 h

3.4 km
return

↑ 211 m
↓ -211 m

Hard track
Starting near the carpark on Ironbark Road, this walk leads to Falcons Lookout and back via the Ironbark Gorge Track. Passing through dry gum woodland on a rocky path, this steep climb to Falcons Lookout rewards you with scenic views of Werribee Gorge and beyond. During spring, one of the highlights is definitely the wildflowers, with wattles in full bloom at every turn. Falcons Lookout is a popular area for rock climbing, and it's likely that you'll see some climbers or absailers along the way. The path is is wide and fairly well signposted, but is quite steep in places, with some easy scrambling required. 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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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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Start (-37.665616,144.3342612)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Western Freeway, M8
  • Turn on to Halletts Way Offramp then drive for 420 m
  • Keep left onto Halletts Way Offramp and drive for another 130 m
  • Turn left onto Halletts Way and drive for another 610 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Halletts Way and drive for another 330 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Halletts Way and drive for another 650 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto O'Leary Way and drive for another 30 m
  • Turn slight left onto Halletts Way and drive for another 175 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto O'Leary Way and drive for another 480 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto O'Leary Way and drive for another 620 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto O'Leary Way and drive for another 245 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto McCormacks Road and drive for another 2.1 km
  • Keep right onto Ironbark Road and drive for another 6.3 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 25 m
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Start heading along Ironbark Gorge Track.
Find the Ironbark Gorge Track Car Park at the start.
After another 1.2 km turn right, to head along Ironbark Gorge Track.
After another 520 m continue straight, to head along Ironbark Gorge Track.
(Falcons Lookout) Continue another 15 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.7 km to get back to the start.
"Falcons Lookout".
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Falcons Lookout via the Ironbark Gorge Track


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 3.4 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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