Starting from the car park off Mount Nebo Road, Lake Manchester, this walk takes you on a short loop in the wet eucalypt forest of D’Aguilar National Park via the Atrax Circuit. This peaceful stroll through the dense rainforest can be short, but it can be pretty addictive with the constant birdsong of bellbirds and eastern whipbirds accompanying you. Disconnect with modern life in a matter of seconds as the track meanders deep into the woodland. Enjoy the soothing scenery and try to spot some sunbaking kangaroos along with Australian brushturkeys. The car park can fill up within a blink of an eye, so come early. Keep in mind that the track can get muddy after rainfall. 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.
Turn on to Waterworks Road, 31 then drive for 26.5 km
Keep left and drive for another 10 m
Keep left and drive for another 700 m
Keep right onto Darcy Kelly Road and drive for another 650 m
Turn left onto Mount Nebo Road, 31, 8 and drive for another 540 m
Turn right onto Morelia entry and drive for another 30 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park off Mount Nebo Road(), pass through the bollard and head towards the white informational signpost next to a green directional signpost along the dirt path. Pass between the said signposts and join the dirt walking track(Morelia). After 15 metres, turn left at the intersection and join the Atrax Circuit Track, keeping the road to your left. After about 60 metres, turn right to continue the Atrax Circuit(clockwise).....
Directions & comments
After another 15 m turn left.
After another 65 m turn right, to head along Atrax Circuit.
After another 315 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 120 m (at the intersection of Morelia Walking Track & Atrax Circuit) turn right, to head along Morelia Walking Track.
After another 90 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 110 m continue straight, to head along Morelia Walking Track.
After another 15 m come to a car park.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
20 min to 45 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)