Occasionally, when we are in the mood for a bit of walking (more like hiking up and down slopes), we head out to explore waterfalls or parks.
We decided to take an easy stroll at Werribee Gorge State Park on weekend.
About Werribee Gorge State Park
Werribee River meanders through Werribee Gorge. There is a walking track which winds itself through the gorge, which is used by bushwalkers and locals. There are a few circuit walks through the park.
Short Circuit Walk – 5 km, 2 hours circuit
Werribee Gorge Circuit Walk – 10 km, 4.5 hours circuit
Centenary Walk – 4 km, 2.5 hours return
Ironbark Gorge Walk – to Falcons Lookout – 3 km, 2 hours return
Being lazy Singaporeans who weren’t properly attired for the walks, we parked at the gravel carpark and took a short walk along the river. When we are up to the challenge in future, we might try one of the walks listed above and share our experience then.
Driving to Werribee Gorge State Park
Werribee Gorge State Park is about 8 km west of Bacchus Marsh and can be approached by two routes. The first is via the Western Freeway and the Pentland Hills Road to Myers Road, a gravel road steep in places. This provides access to the Gorge itself. The second is via Ironbark Road (the Ballan-Ingliston Road) which is approached from the Bacchus Marsh-Anakie Road.
At Werribee Gorge State Park
Be aware that the toilets at Werribee Gorge State Park are ‘eco toilets’. Apart from that, beware of wildlife (eg. snakes) and pests (eg. mozzies).
Here are some photos taken along our walk. Enjoy!