Conglomerate Gully Loop Walk

1 h to 1 h 30 min

2.8 km

↑ 127 m
↓ -127 m

Moderate track
Starting near the end of Wheelwrights Road, Riddells Creek, this walk takes you on a loop within the Conglomerate Gully Flora Reserve. Hidden away in the mountains below Mount Macedon near the town of Riddell, Conglomerate Gully is named for the spectacular exposures of conglomerate rock featured throughout this hike. These rocks are at least 370 million years old, formed long before the Macedon Ranges. The walk takes you through a forest with native grassland, where kangaroos, rosellas and echidnas are commonly spotted. In summer and spring, many beautifully colored wildflowers can be seen. The trail consists of a dirt single track throughout with minor undulations in the terrain, being suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Be aware that in some areas the ground is a little rocky and can be rather slippery after rain. 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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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 (-37.4578234,144.6518779)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Calder Freeway, M79
  • Turn on to Calder Freeway Offramp then drive for 155 m
  • Turn sharp right onto Calder Freeway, M79 and drive for another 23.1 km
  • Keep left onto Melbourne Road Offramp and drive for another 620 m
  • Keep left onto Melbourne Road Offramp and drive for another 1.5 km
  • Turn right onto Kilmore Road and drive for another 880 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Kilmore Road and drive for another 2 km
  • Turn right onto Kilmore Road, C708 and drive for another 5.4 km
  • Turn left onto Merrifield Street and drive for another 20 m
  • Turn left onto Main Road and drive for another 920 m
  • Keep left onto Wheelwrights Road and drive for another 1.5 km
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After another 5 m turn right.
After 225 m pass the sign (5 m on your right).
After another 1.2 km veer left.
After another 135 m continue straight.
After another 220 m continue straight.
After another 20 m turn right.
After another 85 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 3 m turn right.
After another 95 m pass the shelter (on your right).
After another 800 m turn left, to head along Wheelwrights Road.
After another 5 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Conglomerate Gully Loop Walk

Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.8 km
Time 1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 2 km from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
2 km[shelter]
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