Werribee Gorge State Park, located just outside of Bacchus Marsh, is only a stone’s throw away from Melbourne… It’s a wonder why we had never made the short trip out for a visit before!
The 10 km long Werribee Gorge Circuit Walk is a pretty special trail, especially considering how close it is to town. This short walk has lots of things to keep the average hiker interested – including some steep sections, rock scrambling (at times, with the aid of a cable), and some really impressive views as you walk along the rim of the Gorge. Yes, you can see the Western Hwy in the distance at times, but don’t let that distract you from the pretty nature in front of you!
If you’re planning to pack a lunch and wanting to find a place for a small picnic during the Circuit, there are a few good options. We stopped at Needles Beach, which we guess is approximately at the halfway point (we started at the Quarry carpark and walked in an anti-clockwise direction) of the Circuit, for a very pleasant picnic by the water. Also, we reckon that if you come at the right time of year, you could probably add a few of the bush tomatoes growing along the track to your lunch, too!
All in all, we thought that this was a really great walk and definitely one to return to when we’re feeling like a quick and convenient escape to nature from the hustle and bustle of the city!