Murrindindi River Walk Circuit

4 h 30 min, 6 h 30 min to 2 days

13.6 km
circuit

↑ 523 m
↓ -523 m

Moderate track
Starting from Water Gauge Camp just off Murrindindi Road in Murrindindi River Natural Features and Scenic Reserve, this circuit walk heads across the river and then north along the track toward Suspension Bridge at Blackwood Camp. There are several campsites (and picnic areas) along the way so you can make it an overnight walk and really enjoy your time at the Suspension Bridge, walking along the quiet river and then pushing uphill toward the mesmerizing Wilhelmina Falls rolling over giant rock forms. 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 (-37.4154975,145.564962)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Maroondah Highway, 34
  • Turn on to Maroondah Highway, B300 then drive for 5 km
  • Keep left onto Melba Highway, B300 and drive for another 7.8 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto B300, C726 and drive for another 210 m
  • Continue onto Healesville - Yarra Glen Road, B300, C726 and drive for another 1.7 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Yarra Glen Bypass, B300 and drive for another 1.3 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Melba Highway, B300 and drive for another 33 km
  • Turn right onto Murrindindi Road and drive for another 5.1 km
  • Continue onto Wilhelmina Falls Road and drive for another 1.6 km
  • Keep right onto Wilhelmina Falls Road and drive for another 1.1 km
  • Keep left onto Murrindindi Road and drive for another 4.3 km
  • Keep left and drive for another 225 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 20 m cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
There is a car park (about 50 m back from the start).
There is a toilet (about 15 m back from the start).
After 35 m pass the shelter (8 m on your left).
After another 115 m veer left, to head along Murrindindi River Walk.
After another 1.7 km (at the intersection of Wilhelmina Falls Track & Murrindindi River Walk) continue straight, to head along Murrindindi River Walk.
After another 325 m cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
After another 310 m cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 270 m come to the "SEC Camp" (20 m on your right).
After another 20 m veer right, to head along Murrindindi River Walk.
After another 35 m pass the toilet (15 m on your right).
Continue straight, to head along Murrindindi River Walk.
After another 880 m (at the intersection of Murrindindi River Walk & Mill Track) turn around, to head along Murrindindi River Walk.
After another 910 m veer left, to head along Murrindindi River Walk.
After another 620 m cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
After another 325 m (at the intersection of Murrindindi River Walk & Wilhelmina Falls Track) turn left, to head along Wilhelmina Falls Track (a vehicle track).
After another 225 m continue straight, to head along Wilhelmina Falls Track.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Wilhelmina Falls View point To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1 km veer right, to head along Wilhelmina Falls Track.
After another 225 m come to the viewpoint (5 m on your left).
After another 520 m continue straight, to head along Boroondara Track.
After another 3.9 km cross the bridge (about 20 m long)
After another 610 m turn right.
After another 25 m veer right, to head along Murrindindi River Walk.
After another 10 m pass the car park (9 m on your left).
After another 150 m continue straight, to head along Murrindindi River Walk.
After another 1.2 km turn sharp left.
After another 105 m cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
After another 20 m come to the end.

Side trip to Wilhelmina Falls View point
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Continue another 35 m to find Wilhelmina Falls view point at the end.
"Wilhelmina Falls view point".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 35 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Murrindindi River Walk Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 13.6 km
Time 4 h 30 min, 6 h 30 min to 2 days
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
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
Camp site: There is one 2.8 km from the start.

Shelter: There is one 35 m from the start.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 4.5 km apart with the largest gap of 10.7 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
2 m[toilet]
Shelter
35 m[shelter]
Camp site
2.8 kmSEC Camp
Toilet
2.9 km[toilet]
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