The Great Dividing Trail – Goldfields Track

Date(s) - 6 Oct 2017 until 8 Oct 2017


  • Grade 3
  • Leader: Deb
  • Phone: 0410047884 before 8pm
  • Participant numbers:Participants: Up to 10 people
  • Final booking date: Final bookings: ASAP

Late booking still being taken.

The Goldfields Track is actually three interlinked tracks: Wallaby Track (90kms) Dry Diggings Track (60km) and the Leanganook Track (60km) and links the goldfields towns of Ballarat and Bendigo.

We will travel from Albury to Bendigo on Friday and stay overnight – possibly share the cost of an Air BnB house. Then spend the next 2 days walking 2 different sections of the Leanganook Track, returning to our accommodation on Saturday night. The Leanganook Track runs from Castlemaine to Bendigo and has changing spectacular scenery, from granite tors around Mt Alexander to the golden plains near Bendigo.

Over the 2 days we will cover 2 stages. We will be extending The Leanganook Summit Walk to make it approximately 20km(depending on access points) and shortening the Coliban Water Walk to about 12km. This allows us to climb Mt Alexander on Saturday in case anyone just comes for the day on Saturday or doesn’t want to walk on Sunday.

The Leanganook Summit Walk Calder Highway – Sutton Grange Rd (12km) Zig zag steeply upslope enjoying splendid views. The well-known Dog Rocks are just one of many magnificent granite tors set among white-trunked manna gums that you will encounter as you traverse the summit. On the downside track you descend through old growth woodland, a taste of what the countryside once was.

The Coliban Water Walk: Sutton Grange Rd – Sandhurst Reservoir (20.5km) Flat and winding with long views across farmland, the track hugs the contours of the historic Coliban Channel. It’s a far from monotonous journey. As well as picturesque boulder-strewn hills, you reach at regular intervals startling sculptural marvels, such as two sets of artificial waterfalls and two long tunnels.