Starting from the car park at the start of Mason Bird and Heritage Trail, Carmel, this walk takes you on a circuit around the area, visiting Victoria Dam. The walk offers you a variety of wildlife and flowers. The greatest time to visit the area is the beginning of the spring when there is plenty of water, and the flowers bloom beautifully. You can have a tranquil experience when you reach Victoria Dam, which offers you panoramic views of the azure water with plenty of sunshine. The trial is also suitable for cycling, and picnicking is possible around the dam. Keep in mind that the gates to the reservoir are closed on weekends and after 5.00 pm on weekdays. 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.
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Kelvin Road and drive for another 1.6 km
Turn right onto Crystal Brook Road and drive for another 1.1 km
Turn right and drive for another 4 km
Turn right onto Canning Road, 41 and drive for another 1.1 km
Turn right onto Masonmill Road and drive for another 310 m
Turn left and drive for another 280 m
Turn sharp right onto Mason Bird Heritage Trail and drive for another 1 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Directions & comments
Start heading along Mason Bird Heritage Trail.
After another 35 m veer left.
After another 290 m continue straight, to head along Mason Bird Heritage Trail.
After another 1.6 km continue straight, to head along Mason Bird Heritage Trail.
After another 335 m continue straight, to head along Mason Bird Heritage Trail.
After another 270 m turn sharp left.
After another 35 m head through/around the gate.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 1.3 km continue straight.
After another 45 m veer right.
After another 470 m turn right.
After another 80 m turn right.
After another 50 m pass the shelter (about 10 m ahead).
After another 80 m pass the toilet (9 m on your right).
After another 75 m turn right.
After another 25 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip will take you along the dam wall for a more panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 275 m turn left.
Then head down the steps (about 55 m long)
Then come to the viewpoint (9 m on your right).
After another 3 m turn left.
After another 870 m turn right.
After another 30 m continue straight.
After another 670 m continue straight.
After another 110 m come to a gate.
This little side trip will take you along the dam wall for a more panoramic view of the surrounding landscape.
Directions & comments
Find the shelter at the start.
After another 80 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 105 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Victoria Reservoir Circuit
2 h to 3 h 15 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
Some facilities on route
Shelter: There are 2 on route, on average they are 2.3 km apart with the largest gap of 4.6 km.