Excursion: Saturday 13th August, 1.30 pm “Eureka Reef”

Leaders:  Marli Wallace & Noel Young

Eureka Reef hanging wall – photo by Noel Young

Wildflowers, birds, aboriginal and mining history.  This was a significant place for the Dja Dja Wurrung people before becoming a major gold mining area. Twenty one sites around the 1.8 km circuit track (a bit rough in places – walking pole useful) will be described, with wildflowers, regrown woodland and birds to be observed along the way.  You can read more about the Eureka Reef walk in the Parks Victoria brochure.

Meet: 1.30 pm at the Octopus (Duke St, opposite the Castle Motel) or 1.50 pm at the Eureka Reef car park, down a short track on the right off Dingo Park Road just past the Poverty Gully Reservoir Track (if you are heading south). Dingo Park Road is the extension (after the railway line) of Eureka Street which runs south from the Pyrenees Highway just before the Chewton Shell Service station.

Bring: Binoculars, water, afternoon tea, sturdy shoes and hat. 

The Field Trip will be cancelled in extreme weather conditions.