Beechworth to woolshed falls Grade 3, 16km

From July 07, 2024 9:30 am until July 07, 2024 3:00 pm
Posted by Sharon OToole
Categories: DayWalks
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Grade 3 hike. Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps.  

 
 
MEETING LOCATION corner of Mellish street and Gorge road Beechworth at 9.30am.
 

Bring lunch, snacks and water. Admire the views over the Indigo Valley. Explore Woolshed Falls. Inspect the Redwood forest. The track follows Spring Creek down into the Woolshed Valley which was home to thousands of miners during the height of the Gold Rush in the 1850’s. Being one of the richest goldfields in Victoria, the area has many deep mine shafts on either side of the track. Please keep to the track. After an easy downhill walk you will follow the creek through the Reid’s Creek Goldfield site and then onto the Woolshed Falls passing the the deep gully created by sluice mining. You will enter Woolshed Falls through the visitor's car park area. There is a short walk to the observation deck overlooking the falls and access to the top of the falls, with rock pools and beautiful weathered rocks. Please be very careful on the rocks as they are slippery and children should not be left unsupervised in this area. Suitable, study footwear is advised. This is an interesting, but rocky, walk that is fun for kids and has the reward of a fabulous waterfall. Caution: There are many mine shafts in the area and rocks are very slippery when wet, please stay on tracks and supervise children carefully. We will walk back through the gorge admiring scenic lookouts, Fiddes quarry, and Ingrams rock. The main road through the gorge remains closed to vehicles at this time.

Dogs are permitted on leash everywhere except into the Woolshed Falls area.

 GRADE 3

Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Track may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps. 

Day Walking

  • Current Medical Information Form - LOGIN FIRST  and then it can be FOUND ON THE WEBSITE HERE 
  • Water - 2 litres recommended for a full day walk
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves and hat
  • Sufficient food bearing in mind the distance and duration of the event 
  • Suitable clothing and footwear - note denim pants are uncomfortable
  • Wet weather waterproofs, jacket and pants
  • Walking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Basic first aid kit including your specific medication eg asthma applicator
  • Torch or headlamp for contingencies