Gresswell Forest Circuit

1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
40 min to 1 h 15 min

5.6 km
circuit

↑ 92 m
↓ -92 m

Moderate track
From Main Dr in Bundoora, this circuit walk heads north to make a figure 8 shape. Children will love walking through the protected forest and observing kangaroos and birds. 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 At the intersection of Ernest Jones Drive & Main Drive (-37.7146615,145.0580986)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom St Georges Road, 45
  • Turn on to Bell Street, 40 then drive for 780 m
  • Turn left onto Plenty Road, 27 and drive for another 5.3 km
  • Turn right onto Main Drive and drive for another 205 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Main Drive and drive for another 280 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Main Drive and drive for another 500 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Main Drive and drive for another 275 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Ernest Jones Drive & Main Drive Start (a walking track).
After 90 m head through/around the gate.
After another 90 m turn left.
After another 125 m turn right.
After another 115 m turn left.
After another 60 m continue straight.
After another 55 m veer right.
After another 85 m continue straight.
After another 280 m continue straight.
After another 50 m turn right.
After another 130 m (at the intersection of Yellowbox Track & Dianella Track) veer left, to head along Dianella Track.
After another 390 m pass the "Mental Health Reserve" (on your left).
After another 270 m (at the intersection of Centre Track & Dianella Track) turn right, to head along Centre Track.
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Centre Track & Swampgum Track) turn left, to head along Swampgum Track.
After another 360 m (at the intersection of Billabong Track & Swampgum Track) turn left, to head along Billabong Track.
After another 65 m (at the intersection of Grasslands Track & Billabong Track) turn right, to head along Grasslands Track.
After another 125 m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 55 m (at the intersection of Grasslands Track & Bell Miner Track) continue straight, to head along Grasslands Track.
After another 305 m (at the intersection of Southern Boundary Track & Grasslands Track) turn right, to head along Southern Boundary Track.
After another 140 m (at the intersection of Salt Creek Track & Southern Boundary Track) turn right, to head along Salt Creek Track.
After another 325 m (at the intersection of Acacia Track & Salt Creek Track) turn left, to head along Acacia Track.
After another 170 m (at the intersection of Western Boundary Track & Acacia Track) turn right, to head along Western Boundary Track.
After another 340 m (at the intersection of Antechinus Track & Western Boundary Track) turn left.
After another 145 m (at the intersection of Gresswell Road & O'Meara Place) turn right, to head along Gresswell Road.
After another 200 m (at the intersection of Gresswell Road & Forestwood Drive) continue straight, to head along Gresswell Road.
After another 920 m turn right.
After another 35 m head through/around the gate.
After another 8 m turn left.
After another 85 m veer right.
After another 155 m turn left.
After another 150 m continue straight.
After another 125 m turn right.
After another 185 m come to the end.
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Terrain
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Gresswell Forest Circuit


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 5.6 km
Time 1 h 30 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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 Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Seat: There is one 2.3 km from the start.


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