Werribee Gorge State Park

The Werribee Gorge State Park is approximately 70km southwest of the Melbourne CBD.  Werribee Gorge State Park is particularly close to the far western suburbs such as Werribee, Hoppers Crossing and Tarneit making them a perfect destination for a whole or half day trip.  Even from CBD, Melbourne it's only just over 1 hour away so it's pretty close.

The Werribee Gorge itself makes quite a grand sight (as far as Victoria, Australia goes).  Personally I don't expect spectacular vista's, forests or scenery in Victoria.  I enjoy getting outside, closer to nature, breathing the fresh country air, the exercise and company with friends.  Anymore than that is a bonus.

Short circuit walk
Short Circuit Walk, Werribee Gorge State Park
While I don't expect the spectacular, Werribee Gorge State Park does itself proud on the scenery front.  It's definitely worth going at least once for a Melbournian.

The maximum length single walk is only 10km so most people will have plenty of time to complete this walk and even more time if they do one of the shorter walks.  This makes it a perfect outing for families as it isn't too onerous and you can grab a nice meal afterwards in Bacchus Marsh on the way home.

Spring time walk to Ingliston Granites
The Werribee Gorge State park is a surprisingly popular destination so it's definitely worth going early if you happen to be going on a public holiday.  It seems relatively local people in places such as Melton, Macedon and Bacchus Marsh come here regularly.

Most walks are not particularly difficult although on extreme hot Melbourne days it can still be challenging. As always be prepared with adequate water, food, footwear and clothing.

Centenary Track
There are kind of two main entry points.  The main entrance is 204 Myers RdIngliston, Victoria 3341 where most of the common walks and most people seem to go.  For first time visitors this is where I suggest you go unless you particularly like the sound of the Falcon's Lookout walk.

The alternative entrance point is Ingliston Road, Ironbark Gorge Track, Ingliston VIC 3342 and is where the Falcon's Lookout and Ingliston Granites walks are.

View from Falcon's Lookout
There are also two picnic areas 1. Meikles Point Picnic Area; and  2. Quarry Picnic Area and toilet facilities. 

Yeah, enjoying being out in nature and the Werribee Gorge
Information on these specific walks is here:
To get a good idea of where the Werribee Gorge State Park is located relative to Melbourne, please refer to this map.

Information from external websites
Get information from the Parks Victoria website here.

Walking Map