Heatherlie Quarry

30 min to 45 min

1.4 km

↑ 53 m
↓ -53 m

Moderate track
Starting from Heatherlie Quarry Car Park, Ledcourt, this return walk takes you to Heatherlie Quarry and back. This is a historical walk that can be quite educational and is relatively short, and it is considered one of the greatest depictions of traditional quarrying methods for cutting stone. The stones for the construction of certain buildings, such as the state library and the Parliament house in Melbourne was mined in this area in the 19th century. There are certain remains of the buildings and the equipment that were used for the mining operations. You might still want to bring plenty of water with you during summer days as there is not a lot of shade in the area. 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 (-37.0237732,142.5004929)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Western Highway, A8, Ledcourt.
  • Turn on to Roses Gap Road then drive for 9.2 km
  • Turn left onto Mt Zero Road and drive for another 8 km
Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
Find the Heatherlie Quarry Carpark at the start.
After another 40 m veer right, to head along Heatherlie Track.
After another 440 m continue straight, to head along Heatherlie Track.
After another 15 m turn right.
After another 105 m continue straight.
After another 100 m veer left.
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 710 m to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Heatherlie Quarry

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 1.4 km
Time 30 min to 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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)
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