This 2.5 km nature trail walk traverses rocky granitic hill woodland of Red Stringybark, Red Box, Blakeley’s Red Gum and White Cypress (or Murray Pine). Midstory heathy dry forest presents Grass Trees, Heath Myrtle and Spur-wing wattle. The trail itself is winds along gullies in such a way as to always have an inviting turn ahead. Some inclines and declines are quite steep (but short), slippery dry or wet and very rocky. Sturdy footwear is recommended.
The creek and falls are ephemeral. In drier periods water goes underground and may return to pools on the surface. Winter and spring are the best times to catch the creek and water fall working well. Late winter and spring see wildflowers aplenty.
The site offers amenities and a loop trail that make it great for a family day visit. There are informative plaques all the way along that identify and discuss interesting local features. Plenty of car parking, picnic tables, fire pit, good signage, a viewing platform and a clean drop toilet facilitate a comfortable visit.
Wallabies, Kangaroos, Goannas, echidnas, even the occasional Turquoise parrots and Koala may be spotted (if you can keep the kids quiet enough). The Warby Range is the only location for Spur-wing wattle and home to one of the few remaining stands of White Cypress Pine in Victoria. It is a very special place.
Many of the large woodland trees have been cut down for firewood and fencing posts in the past. The creation of a National Park sees new generations of mature trees coming to provide more habitat hollows and debris for the fertile ground of the future.
Trail head sign
Flora and fauna habitat
Rocks may fall
Limbs may fall
No potable water
Subject to flooding
Snakes may be active
Mobile reception may be unreliable
Carry food, water, First Aid, be SunSmart
Be equipped for self-reliant hiking / riding
Take rubbish with you
Do not remove soil or rock
Native flora and fauna are protected
No horse riding
No 4WD, cycling or motor bike access
Drivers/riders must: use formed roads only, be licensed, be registered
No firewood collection
Closed on days of total fire ban
Fires only in places provided with 3m clearance and 10L of water on hand
Phytophthora cinnamomi is a fungus present in the Warby Range. Grass Trees and other native flora are vulnerable. Stick to the tracks and do not enter quarantined areas.
Camping is available at:
Wenhams Camp, The Forest Camp, Black Springs, Spring Creek or the lower Ovens.
VictoriaWalks version: Pine Gully Nature Trail