Wirilda Track

A couple of delightful hours yesterday afternoon. The lower half of the track follows the one of the original Morwell water supply pipelines. There were/are a series of weirs (lowest shown) on the Tyers River long since replaced by the much larger Moondarra Dam. The first pipeline was wooden – you can see the carefully cooped wooden staves and steel hoops in the photo. Some work needs to be done to make this section of the Tyers (more) canoeable. Though there is a bit of hull scraping in places, it is a delightful section which would take 2-3 days with many beautiful campsites. If everyone takes a bow saw with them it will soon be done. The track also makes a lovely overnight hike. Sorry about the quality of the photo: I needed to clean my phone lens.

Old wooden pipeline - you can still see the staves and iron hoops
Old wooden pipeline – you can still see the staves and iron hoops
Spot checks out the lower weir, a popular swimming hole in summer
Spot checks out the lower weir, a popular swimming hole in summer

 

Wirilda is easier going than the South Coast Track: Della led all the way!
Wirilda is easier going than the South Coast Track: Della led all the way!

 

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