O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail

3 h 30 min to 6 h
1 h 15 min to 2 h 45 min

13.5 km
return

↑ 189 m
↓ -189 m

Moderate track
This walk starts near the Yuonga Road Carpark in Warburton, leading to the Dee's Road Carpark in Millgrove and back via the O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail. Enjoy this beautiful, calming walk along the forested and shady maintenance track for the O'Shannassy Aqueduct, surrounded by tall trees and ferns, with wonderful views of the Yarra Valley. The natural state of the forest surrounding the aqueduct provides a haven of homes for many native animals. A keen eye and ear will discover Kookaburras, Eastern Rosellas, Lyrebirds, Superb Fairy-wrens, Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos, Wallabies and Echidnas. The trail follows the aqueduct and is on a gentle grade, being suited for people of all ages and levels of fitness. The track's surface is a combination of compacted small to medium sized crushed rock and patches of grass. Bear in mind that there are no toilets in the area, and camping is not permitted along the aqueduct. 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
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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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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-37.7453202,145.7035345)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Maroondah Highway, B300
  • Turn on to then drive for 145 m
  • Turn slight right onto Warburton Highway, B380 and drive for another 6.6 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Warburton Highway, B380 and drive for another 2.6 km
  • Turn left onto Warburton Highway Service Road and drive for another 175 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Warburton Highway, B380 and drive for another 13.9 km
  • Turn left onto Corduroy Road and drive for another 290 m
  • Turn right onto Settlement Road and drive for another 3.4 km
  • Turn slight right onto Station Road and drive for another 570 m
  • Turn left onto Warburton Highway, B380 and drive for another 6.2 km
  • Turn left onto Donna Buang Road, C507 and drive for another 20 m
  • Turn slight right onto Donna Buang Road, C507 and drive for another 440 m
  • Turn left onto Yuonga Road and drive for another 860 m
  • Turn left onto Yuonga Road and drive for another 130 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 75 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 10 m
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Track Notes
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Start heading along O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail.
There is a sign (about 25 m back from the start).
There is a car park (about 15 m back from the start).
After another 1.8 km (at the intersection of O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail & Mt Victoria Walking Track) continue straight, to head along O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail.
After another 970 m continue straight, to head along O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail.
After another 3.8 km pass the sign (6 m on your left).
After another 6 m pass the picnic table (9 m on your left).
After another 25 m pass the "O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail Parking Area" (on your right).
After another 20 m pass the picnic table (20 m on your left).
After another 40 m pass the picnic table (20 m on your left).
Continue another 55 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 6.7 km to get back to the start.
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O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 13.5 km
Time 3 h 30 min to 6 h
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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