This walk starts near the Blackwood Picnic Area, Mason Falls Road, Kinglake West, looping via Boundary Track and Wallaby Trail along Running Creek and past Mason Falls. Enjoy this pleasant walk along mostly wide, shady dirt roads, through forests of towering trees, with ferns, lichens and fungi growing at ground level. There is plenty of fascinating wildlife to be seen, including giant lizards, echidnas, wallabies, kookaburras, lyrebirds and foxes. The Lyrebird Circuit Walk, which is 500m long, was specifically designed for people with limited mobility. You'll have a chance to see some of the park's oldest trees along the trail as well. The most picturesque section of the walk is Mason Falls, where you can watch streams of water cascade down the rock shelves into the gully below. The high drop waterfall is awe-inspiring after recent rain. To reach the viewing platform, you need to go off the circuit a little way to the northern end of Running Creek Track - keep a lookout for the sign. This walk isn't very challenging, with many flat parts, but there are some steep sections. It can be done clockwise so that you go downhill on the steep slopes of Boundary Track. Be aware that the trail gets quite muddy after rainfalls. 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.
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.