Lerderderg State Park
|Lerderderg State Park|
|Nearest town or city||Blackwood|
|Area||14,250 hectares (35,200 acres)|
|Managing authorities||Parks Victoria|
|Official site||Lerderderg State Park|
Lerderderg State Park (incorporating the former Pyrete State Forest) is a 14,250 hectare park located between Bacchus Marsh and Blackwood, an hour's drive from Melbourne, Australia. There are several maintained tracks for walking through the park and camping is allowed.
Parks Victoria maintains six designated walks: three short walks of 3.5 km or less; Blackwood-O'Briens Crossing and return (22 km); O'Briens Crossing-Cowan Track loop (14 km); and the overnight walk O'Briens Crossing to Mackenzies Flat (20 km).
In addition, one leg of the Great Dividing Trail, the Lerderderg Track, passes through the park, entering from Blackwood in the park's northwest, and exiting south towards Bacchus Marsh. Bicycles are prohibited from one section of this track, due to a conservation area.
- Lerderderg State Park, Parks Victoria, retrieved 2012-01-29
- Robin Taylor (1 January 1999), Wild Places of Greater Melbourne, CSIRO Publishing, p. 162, ISBN 978-0-9577471-0-4, retrieved 30 January 2012
- "Lerderderg State Park". Visit Melbourne. Tourism Victoria. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
- Lerderderg Track, Great Dividing Trail Association, retrieved 2012-01-29
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