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Werribee Gorge State Park, Ingliston

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web
Werribee Gorge State Park is a state park in Victoria, Australia. It is located near Bacchus Marsh and is popular with bushwalkers and rock climbers, all attracted to its spectacular views and significant geological features.Werribee GorgeThe main feature of this park is the Werribee Gorge, through which the Werribee River meanders. This gorge has acquired some renown throughout the last century for its geological value.Werribee Gorge has attracted the attention of geologists last century as one of the earliest known ancient glacial deposits, parts of which can be seen by the observant visitor. The 200m deep gorge was formed about a million years ago when movements along a fault in the Earth's crust steepened the river's gradient. Since then the stream has continued to deepen the gorge through underlying rock to ancient sediments deposited in a sea more than 400 million years ago. Other geological events that have since occurred include the advance and retreat of an ice sheet and the inflow of volcanic lava.There is a spectacular walking track which winds itself through the breathtaking gorge, which popular with bushwalkers and locals alike. It is certainly one of the greatest 'treasures' near Melbourne.Getting thereWerribee Gorge State Park is about 8 km west of Bacchus Marsh and can be approached by two routes. The first is via the Western Freeway and the Pentland Hills Road to Myers Road, a gravel road steep in places. This provides access to the Gorge itself. The second is via Ironbark Road (the Ballan-Ingliston Road) which is approached from the Bacchus Marsh-Anakie Road.
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  • Werribee Gorge makes for a great day trip. This was my second visit, unfortunately we could not complete the 10km circuit as some tracks were closed due to recent heavy rainfall. 
  • An excellent 8km circuit walk, generally well sign posted which includes scrambling along a cliff face in the Gorge using hand held steel cables as you inch along narrow rock ledges. Great views of th...  read more »
  • Werribee Gorge is a great place to bushwalk, so close to Melbourne, with a plethora of walks of up to 10 km's, although they may be doubled up to over 20 km's of delightful walks. The 9 km circuit wal...  read more »
  • Went there with my cousin car on the 13th of May. Free admission . Tour took about 90 minutes , we took the short track ( be prepared as it's quite steep) Badly organised the signs are misleading. No phone reception.
  • A great option for a short walk near the city. Much of the main loop is not very accessible for those who have difficulty moving about; there is a short 'bouldering' section with some chain to hold on to. Heaps of fun for kids young and old.
  • Awesome place, nice hike, nice viewpoints. Be prepared for a good long walk for the awesome views..
  • We enjoyed our hike here. Gorgeous views. Found it a tad challenging since going uphill all the way. There's no proper signage of the tracks; we did wander around for a bit trying to figure out which track is track. You can go off track too due to sparse foliage and deceiving animal tracks. Came here on a public holiday and had parking problem - a lot of people (but you only occasionally bump into people during a hike).
  • Beautiful views, fun moderately challenging walk. Highly recommended!
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