Great Dividing Trail
|This article relies too much on references to primary sources. (August 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
Coordinates: The Great Dividing Trail is the former name of what is now the Goldfields Track, a hiking and mountain-biking track through the historical Goldfields region of Victoria to the north-west and west of Melbourne. The trail passes along the southern most parts of Australia's Great Dividing Range. The main section, known as the Goldfields Track, runs from Bendigo to Buninyong, and is divided into the Wallaby Track, Dry Diggings Track and Leanganook Track. A separate leg, the Lerderderg Track, branches from Daylesford to Bacchus Marsh.
As the tracks pass through populated areas, they are suitable for day walks. In total, there are 280 kilometres of walking track. The tracks are overseen by the Great Dividing Trail Association, a non-profit, incorporated organisation.
The four sections are as follows:
- Lerderderg Track (80 km)
- This track runs from Bacchus Marsh to Daylesford, through Lerderderg State Park, via Mt Blackwood and the township of Blackwood.
- Wallaby Track (92 km)
- Dry Diggings Track (55 km)
- The first section to be implemented, it runs from Castlemaine to Daylesford, via Fryerstown, Vaughan Springs and Hepburn Springs.
- Leanganook Track (58 km)
- This section runs from Castlemaine to Bendigo.
There is no particular order in which sections should be completed, and each can be done independently. In addition, each section has several entry points, meaning many different combinations are possible.
|This article about a location in Victoria, Australia is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|