Lysterfield Hills Loop

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

6.9 km
circuit

↑ 251 m
↓ -251 m

Moderate track
Starting near the carpark on Army Track, Lysterfield South, this walk loops within Churchill National Park via the Bayview, Stonemasons, North Boundary, Bellbird and Channel tracks, going past Lysterfield Hills. This peaceful walk wanders through open grassy areas and thickly wooded landscapes, where there are ample opportunities for spotting beautiful birds. The park is also home to a large population of wallabies and kangaroos. From the top of Lysterfield Hills, there are nice views over Melbourne and the Southeastern suburbs. The well-maintained trail, gentle inclines and relatively short distance make this walk suitable for most ages and levels of fitness, and it can be completed on foot or by bicycle. The most challenging section of the walk is the climb to Lysterfield Hills, with a 100 metre ascent over the length of 1 km. This is very popular walk, and it can get rather busy on weekends. Some parts of the track may get muddy after rain. 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 (-37.9513863,145.2524451)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Dandenong Bypass, 49
  • Turn on to EastLink Onramp then drive for 3.4 km
  • Keep left onto Princes Highway Offramp and drive for another 470 m
  • Keep right onto Princes Highway Offramp and drive for another 65 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 305 m
  • Turn left onto Heatherton Link Road and drive for another 120 m
  • Turn slight right and drive for another 15 m
  • Turn right onto Heatherton Road, 14 and drive for another 4 km
  • Turn left onto Power Road and drive for another 2.5 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Churchill Park Drive and drive for another 550 m
  • Turn sharp left onto Army Track and drive for another 530 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 90 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 115 m continue straight.
After another 345 m (at the intersection of Bayview Track & Channel Track) continue straight, to head along Bayview Track.
After another 300 m (at the intersection of Bayview Track & Kangaroo Track) continue straight, to head along Bayview Track.
After another 40 m continue straight, to head along Bayview Track.
After another 120 m continue straight, to head along Bayview Track.
After another 215 m (at the intersection of Channel Track & Bayview Track) continue straight, to head along Bayview Track.
After another 195 m (at the intersection of Stonemasons Track & Bayview Track) continue straight, to head along Stonemasons Track.
After another 6 m continue straight, to head along Stonemasons Track.
After another 1 km (at the intersection of Lysterfield Hills Track & Stonemasons Track) turn right, to head along Lysterfield Hills Track.
After another 360 m continue straight, to head along Lysterfield Hills Track.
After another 70 m (at the intersection of Woodland Walk & Lysterfield Hills Track) continue straight, to head along Lysterfield Hills Track.
After another 530 m (at the intersection of Lysterfield Hills Track & Grassy Spur Walk) turn around, to head along Lysterfield Hills Track.
After another 530 m (at the intersection of Lysterfield Hills Track & Woodland Walk) continue straight, to head along Lysterfield Hills Track.
After another 70 m continue straight, to head along Lysterfield Hills Track.
After another 360 m (at the intersection of Lysterfield Hills Track & Stonemasons Track) continue straight, to head along North Boundary Track.
After another 35 m pass the picnic table (on your right).
After another 350 m continue straight, to head along North Boundary Track.
After another 200 m continue straight.
After another 20 m continue straight, to head along Ridge Track.
After another 30 m (at the intersection of Bellbird Track & Ridge Track) turn right, to head along Bellbird Track.
After another 450 m (at the intersection of Channel Track & Bellbird Track) turn right, to head along Channel Track.
After another 165 m continue straight, to head along Channel Track.
After another 85 m continue straight, to head along Channel Track.
After another 50 m (at the intersection of Channel Track & Link Track) continue straight, to head along Channel Track.
After another 400 m continue straight, to head along Channel Track.
After another 40 m (at the intersection of Army Track & Channel Track) turn left, to head along Army Track.
After another 590 m head through/around the gate.
Then pass the toilet (15 m on your left).
After another 135 m turn left.
After another 55 m continue straight.
After another 50 m come to the end.
About 15 m past the end is a car park.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Lysterfield Hills Loop


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 6.9 km
Time 2 h 15 min to 3 h 30 min
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 No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 6.7 km from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
6.7 km[toilet]
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