Before you hit the track make sure you have a map. The Goldfields Track Committee has worked hard to install a lot of signage to make the track safe and easy to follow but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a proper, detailed map.
Maps are available in hard copy or downloadable files for your GPS device. If want to access the routes follow just the links on this website. There is a file for each of the three track sections, with versions for riding or walking.
Simply visit the relevant page, click on the icon on the left hand side of the map to show your preferred mode of transport – bike or walk. Wallaby Track, Dry Diggings Track, Leanganook Track. Please note, at this time the files for the walking route must be downloaded from the Great Dividing Trail Association website. A link is provided on the relevant track page.
But while the downloadables are great, to ensure you are on track, and to fully experience the area, seriously consider purchasing a printed map or Guidebook. You can do research before you head off by purchasing a copy of the Goldfields Track Walking Guide (don't let the name deceive you, it is really a walking and riding guide) right here.
The Great Dividing Trail Association (GDTA) has produced a map for each of the three sections, and in conjuction with the Goldfields Track committee, the all-in-one Goldfields Track Walking Guide.
Don’t be put off by the name, the Walking Guide is a comprehensive booklet that provides detailed maps and a wealth of information for walkers AND riders.
It does more than just show you the way, it includes informative essays and information on the area's flora, fauna, cultural and natural history to be discovered along the track. It is highly recommended for anyone exploring the Goldfields Track.
The cost is only $29.95 (inc P&H) - what a bargain, for this comprehensive guide book. Send an email with your name, address and any other questions you might have. Payment is via EFT, so we'll be in touch with bank details and to confirm postage so you can start planning your visit.
Mountain bikers looking to purchase maps should note, the Goldfields Track Walking Guide provides all you need to know; shared track, walking only sections and bike diversions along the track. The individual maps for each section of the track ONLY show the walking route.
Click here to visit the GDTA's online shop for the walker's only individual maps. Or pop into one of the Visitor Information Centres in the towns along the way and purchase what you need.