Bellfield Lake via Tunnel Walk

2 h 45 min to 3 h 45 min

6.5 km

↑ 474 m
↓ -474 m

Moderate track
Starting from Tunnel Road Car Park, Victoria, this return walk takes you to the eastern side of Bellfield Lake and back via Tunnel Track and Bolonia Trail. This is an excellent walk if you feel like you need a little isolation and serenity. If you feel like it, there are also places for a picnic, and swimming is also possible once you reach Bellfield Lake. Additionally, some historical information about the area can be found at the start. There are certain steep sections at the beginning and towards the middle of the walk, so having a moderate amount of fitness can be helpful. Unfortunately, the facilities are limited at Tunnel Road Car Park. 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.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-37.1870846,142.5779401)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Western Highway, A8, Stawell.
  • Turn on to Holloway Road Central then drive for 1.2 km
  • Keep left onto Pomonal Road, C221 and drive for another 20.1 km
  • Turn right onto Ararat-Halls Gap Road, C222 and drive for another 2 km
  • Turn left onto Tunnel Road and drive for another 2.2 km
Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
Tunnel Entrance (about 10 m back from the start).
After another 2.4 km turn right, to head along Boronia Trail.
After another 680 m head through/around the gate.
At the intersection of Boronia Trail & Bellfield Fireline continue straight (a vehicle track).
Continue another 150 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.3 km to get back to the start.
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Bellfield Lake via Tunnel Walk

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 6.5 km
Time 2 h 45 min to 3 h 45 min
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 Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)
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