Spring Mountain Water Tower Circuit

2 h 15 min to 4 h
1 h 15 min to 2 h

8 km
circuit

↑ 339 m
↓ -339 m

Moderate track
Starting from Thornbill Drive, Greenbank, this walk takes you on a circuit in the Spring Mountain Forest Park via multiple walking tracks. Expect to find yourself in a great scenery featuring plenty of bird species and wildlife. Some of those bird species include cockatoos, finches and even eagles. You’ll be exploring the lively woodland along maintained tracks that are runnable as well. Adding the refreshing breeze to the mix makes this a great summer walk, although wearing a hat is recommended. 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.
Show all
Downloads GPX PDF
+
-
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.
+
-
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-27.7206607,152.9131194)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Centenary Highway, A5
  • Turn on to then drive for 330 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Springfield Greenbank Arterial and drive for another 2.7 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Ironbark Track and drive for another 4 km
  • Turn sharp left and drive for another 185 m
  • Turn sharp left onto Honeyeater Drive and drive for another 450 m
  • Turn right onto Thornbill Drive and drive for another 1.5 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 1 m
+
-
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From Thornbill Drive(115 metres northwest of intersection with Platypus Drive), head towards the gray metal gate next to the brown “Spring Mountain Forest Park” sign. Head around the gate and follow the concrete road gently uphill as it veers right. After about 115 metres from the gate, veer right and join the Water Tower Track. 1.02kms into the trip, turn/veer right at the fork and join the Horse Shoe Loop to continue along Spring Mountain Water Tower Circuit(counterclockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 135 m (at the intersection of Water Tower Track & Wedgetail Track) continue straight, to head along Water Tower Track (a vehicle track).
After another 650 m continue straight, to head along Water Tower Track.
After another 145 m (at the intersection of Yahoo & Water Tower Track) continue straight.
After another 85 m turn right, to head along Horse Shoe Loop.
After another 235 m continue straight, to head along Horse Shoe Loop.
After another 150 m continue straight, to head along Horse Shoe Loop.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This optional side trip takes you to the foreshore of Crewes Creek(might be dry) via the Yahoo Track if you'd like to rest and have a little picnic by the running water. To start this optional side trip turn sharp right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.5 km (at the intersection of Ring Road & Yahoo) continue straight, to head along Ring Road (a vehicle track).
After another 90 m continue straight, to head along Ring Road.
After another 190 m veer left.
After another 100 m continue straight.
After another 85 m turn left, to head along Yuddamun Trail.
After another 170 m turn right, to head along Yuddamun Trail.
After another 150 m continue straight, to head along Yuddamun Trail.
After another 460 m continue straight, to head along Yuddamun Trail.
After another 155 m veer left, to head along Yuddamun Trail.
After another 175 m veer right, to head along Yuddamun Trail.
After another 75 m continue straight, to head along Yuddamun Trail.
After another 35 m turn left, to head along Yuddamun Trail.
After another 235 m turn left.
After another 320 m turn left, to head along David Savage Track.
After another 55 m (at the intersection of David Savage Track & Monarch Track) continue straight, to head along David Savage Track.
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along David Savage Track.
After another 85 m turn right, to head along David Savage Track.
After another 240 m continue straight, to head along David Savage Track.
After another 450 m (at the intersection of Ring Road & David Savage Track) veer right, to head along Ring Road.
After another 175 m (at the intersection of Surefoot Track & Ring Road) continue straight, to head along Ring Road.
Keep left.
After another 115 m (at the intersection of Ring Road & Water Tower Track) veer left, to head along Water Tower Track.
After another 245 m continue straight, to head along Water Tower Track.
After another 380 m continue straight.
After another 85 m (at the intersection of Yahoo & Water Tower Track) continue straight, to head along Water Tower Track.
After another 145 m continue straight, to head along Water Tower Track.
After another 650 m (at the intersection of Wedgetail Track & Water Tower Track) continue straight (a service road).
After another 135 m come to the end.

This optional side trip takes you to the foreshore of Crewes Creek(might be dry) via the Yahoo Track if you'd like to rest and have a little picnic by the running water.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Ring Road & Yahoo Start heading along Yahoo (a vehicle track).
After another 410 m turn right, to head along Yahoo.
After another 175 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 590 m to the main route.
+
-
Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Spring Mountain Water Tower Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 8 km
Time 2 h 15 min to 4 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
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 Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
+
-
Reviews & Feedback
Share your experience
+
-
Weather & Alerts
Check forecasts & closures
Show Full Weather
Alerts and Closures
Show all alerts
Show all alerts
Show all alerts
+
-
Other Journeys
Discover nearby and similar journeys
Similar Journeys
Nearby Journeys
Some of the information and maps on this page was generated using data from the awesome © OpenStreetMap contributors.
Please see how you can embed some widgets, access data and other stuff to that might be helpful.