Werribee Gorge Circuit Walk

Werribee Gorge Circuit Walk is the signature walk at Werribee Gorge State Park.  It is also the longest at 10km.  However, don't let that put you off.  This is a very rewarding walk.

Note hikers grabbing cable rope to go around rock face (at left)
The Werribee Gorge Circuit Walk is the most scenic walk in the park.  If you only ever intend to come to Werribee Gorge State Park once then this is the walk to do.  Do not be tempted to complete the Short Circuit Walk as that misses all the great scenery.

Needles Beach
I am generally not a big fan of the scenery I am going to encounter on a Victorian bush walk but the Werribee Gorge Circuit Walk is surprisingly good.  Definitely one of the best if not the best in inner western Victoria. 


There is a semi-challenging bit to the walk that involves holding onto a cable rope to go walk around the cliff face (see earlier photo).  Please keep this in mind if you are considering doing this walk.  If in doubt do a Google search to determine whether this will be too difficult for you.

Note cable rope at left
Other than the cable rope the walk is relatively easy.  There is a moderate climb to the top but it is surprisingly easy and a lot easier than you imagine mentally.


The western viewpoint is pretty average and the eastern viewpoint a bit better.  However, the best scenery is really along the southern side of the walk alongside the Werribee River


The Werribee Gorge Circuit Walk links to the outer edge of the Short Circuit Walk.  You can see that the Short Circuit Walk only includes a tiny section along the Werribee River which is why I recommend the Werribee Gorge Circuit Walk.


There are two beaches you come across during the walk.  Lionhead Beach and Needles Beach. Great stops if you consider doing this walk during summer months.


There is quite good variety of scenery on this walk.  From grand vistas, beach and riverside, cliff edge, summit and ridge walking and a bit of a climb.  Pretty good to include all of this in a single walk.


If you didn't guess it already, this is one of my favourite if not favourite close to Melbourne bush walks.


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