Upper Yarra Track Summary: Cumulative Distances/Times:

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NB: This is a summary. These are ‘retiree’ walking speeds. The distances are approximate. You may do the trip much faster, but what’s the hurry? The whole trip would take us (combined age 130) about ten days. Moe-Walhalla will take 2-4 days. If you are young and fit you should be able to ride that part on a mountain bike in about a day (approx 70km). There are many other spots you can obtain water or camp. Find them in the detailed track notes (as I add them) NB. You can shorten the trip by catching a bus to Tyers/Yallourn North, or to Noojee, or to Mt Baw Baw (winter only). Recommended App: Avenza Pdf Maps plus the maps below from: http://services.land.vic.gov.au/maps/topo30maps.jsp Paper Maps: Rooftop’s: Yarra Valley-West Gippsland Adventure Map, & Walhalla-Woods Point Adventure map. These folks will pick up or drop off anywhere along the track by prior arrangement: http://www.mountaintopexperience.com/

 See also: http://www.finnsheep.com/THE%20UPPER%20YARRA%20WALKING%20TRACK.htm

Maps: Moe South Map T 8121-1-S:

Moe – Yallourn North (Water, Supplies, Camp) : 10 km – 2.5 hours

Yallourn North-Wirilda (Water, Supplies, Camp): 15 km 3.5-4 hours ( 25 km -5 hours)

Maps: Moe South Map T 8121-1-S to Moe North T8121-1-N

Wirilda – W3 (Water, Camp): 7 km 2.5 hours (32 km – 7.5 hours)

W3 – Moondarra (Water, Camp): – 7 km 3 hours (39 km – 10 hours)

Moondarra – Jacob’s Creek (Water, Camp): 11 km – 3 hours (50 km – 13 hours)

Maps: Moe North T8121-1-N to Walhalls South T8122-2-S

Jacob’s creek – Erica (Water, Supplies, Camp): 9 km – 2.5 hours (59 km – 15.5 hours)

Erica – Thomson Station (Water): 8 km – 2 hours (67 km – 17.5 hours)

Thomson Station – Walhalla (Water, Supplies, Camp): 4 km – 1 hour (71 km – 18.5 hours)

Walhalla – Poverty Point (Water): 7-8 km – 2-3 hours (79 km – 21 hours)

Poverty Point – O’Shea’s Mill (Water, Camp): 6 km – 2-3 hours (85 km – 24 hours)

O’Shea’s Mill to Mushroom Rocks Car Park (Water): 6-7 km- 2-3 hours (92 km – 27 hours) Walhalla South Map

Mushroom Rocks Car Park to Talbot Peak (Water, Camp): 3 km – 1.5-2 hours (95 km – 29 hours

Maps: Walhalls South T8122-2-S to Walhalla North T8122-2-N

Talbot Peak – Talhousie Glen (Below Mt St Gwinear Track Junction – Water, Camp): 7 km- 2-3 hours (102 km – 32 hours)

Talhousie Glen – Whitelaw’s Hut Site (Water, Camp): 9 km- 3-4 hours (111 km – 36 hours)

Maps: Walhalla North T8122-2-N to Noojee North T8122-3-N

Whitelaw’s Hut – Frangipani Saddle: 7 km – 2 hours (118 km – 38 hours) Add .5 hours to (Water, Camp)

Frangipani saddle – Newlands Rd camp (Water, Camp): 7 km – 2 hours (125 km – 40 hours)

Newlands Rd Camp to Toorongo Link Junction (Water, Camp): 9 km – 2-3 hours (134 km – 43 hours)

Toorongo (Link Junction) – Hill 956 (Falls): 7 km – 2 hours (141 km – 45 hours)

(Falls Return: 4 km – 4 hours)

Hill 956 – Fire Suppression Stream (3 x Water Camp) : 3 km – 1 hour (144 km – 46 hours)

(Fire Suppression Stream to Noojee = Water, Supplies, Camp @ 24 km – 6-8 hours = 54 hours =toMoe/30.5 =to Warburton. I will add intermediate route/water/camp points in to this short-cut later)

Suppression Stream – Mt Horsefall (Camp): 6 km – 2 hours (150 km – 48 hours)

(Mt Horesfall- Penny falls (Water Camp) 1 km – .5 hour each way)

Mt Horsefall – Davis No 2 Mill Site (Water): 4.5 – 1.5 hours ( 154.5 km – 49.5 hours)

Maps: Noojee North T8122-3-N to Neerim North TT8022-2-N:

Davis No 2 Mill Site – 7.5 North Loch Rd– 2 hours (162 km – 51.5 hours) (+1 km each way to (Water, Camp)

Maps: Neerim North TT8022-2-N:

North Loch Rd – Fire Dam (1 Km North of Track 14 near Hill 697 – Water, Camp) 9.5 km – 2.5 – 3 hours (171.5 km – 54.5 hours)

Fire dam –Mc Carthy Spur Track 8 km – 2 hours (179.5 km – 56.5 hours)

McCarthy Spur – Lashos Corner (Water.5 km South) : 6 km – 2 hours (185.5 km – 58.5 hours)

Lashos Corner – Ada Tree (Water, Camp): 5 km -1.5 hours (193.5 km – 60 hours)

Ada Tree – Starlings Gap (Water, Camp): 8 km – 3 hours (201.5 km – 63 hours)

Starlings Gap to Big Pats Picnic Area (Water): 9 km – 3.5 hours (210.5 km – 66.5 hours)

Big Pats Picnic Area – Warburton (Water, Supplies, Camp): 6-7 km – 2 hours (217.5 km – 68.5 hours)

Warburton – Lilydale (Water, Supplies, Camp) 40 km – 10 hours (247.5 km – 80 hours) See: http://www.yarraranges.vic.gov.au/Lists/Parks-Facilities/Lilydale-to-Warburton-Rail-Trail

See also: http://www.finnsheep.com/THE%20UPPER%20YARRA%20WALKING%20TRACK.htm

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/upper-yarra-track-update-section-one-moe-yallourn-rail-trail/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/upper-yarra-track-update-section-two-yallourn-north-to-wirilda-park/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/upper-yarra-track-update-section-three-wirilda-to-moondarra/

http://www.theultralighthiker.com/upper-yarra-track-section-four-moondarra-to-erica/

 

 

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