Wirilda Walking Track

8 h to 13 h

25.7 km

↑ 998 m
↓ -998 m

Hard track
Starting just above the Tyers River Pumping Station, in the Wirilda Environment Park in Yallourn North, this walk leads to the Moondarra Dam and back via the Wirilda Walking Track. Meandering along the Tyers River, this walk winds through open forests and provides wonderful views of the river and the lovely vegetation throughout. The track is well signed, and there are many red arrows along the way that indicate the right direction. This is quite a challenging walk, with some very steep sections that can be slippery in wet conditions. There are some river crossings which are normally dry, but may fill up with water after heavy rains. 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 (-38.1391423,146.4456775)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Princes Freeway, M1
  • Turn on to John Field Drive Offramp then drive for 510 m
  • Turn left onto John Field Drive and drive for another 410 m
  • Continue onto John Field Drive, C103 and drive for another 1 km
  • Turn sharp right onto Old Sale Road and drive for another 315 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Monash Road and drive for another 2 km
  • Turn left onto Golf Links Road and drive for another 60 m
  • Turn right onto John Field Drive, C103 and drive for another 5.5 km
  • Turn right onto Brown Coal Mine Road, C103 and drive for another 7.5 km
  • Turn left onto Clarkes Road and drive for another 530 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 570 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 230 m
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 4.6 km (at the intersection of W3 Track & Wirilda Walking Track) continue straight, to head along W3 Track (a vehicle track).
After another 700 m (at the intersection of Wirilda Walking Track & W3 Track) continue straight, to head along Wirilda Walking Track (a walking track).
After another 6.2 km (at the intersection of W18 Track & Wirilda Walking Track) veer left, to head along Moondarra Reservoir Road (a vehicle track).
After another 145 m cross the bridge (about 75 m long)
After another 900 m (at the intersection of Moondarra Reservoir Picnic Reserve & Moondarra Reservoir Road) turn sharp right, to head along Moondarra Reservoir Picnic Reserve (a vehicle track).
After another 205 m come to a toilet.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 12.8 km to get back to the start.
About 25 m past the end is a car park.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Wirilda Walking Track

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 25.7 km
Time 8 h to 13 h
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There is one 12.8 km from the start.

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