The Goldfields Track travels through some of central Victoria's most beautiful landscapes. It is a natural track and that means it can be affected by the course of mother nature, and is subject to special activities to help keep the area safe.
This page is designed to keep you informed of activity taking place to maintain the track and surrounding areas that may impact your Goldfields Track experience. Please note, while we do our best to keep this page up-to-date, there are times when incidents happen and land managers (such as Parks Victoria) need to act quickly. If you come across any areas of concerns, track closures or maintenance needs that are not documented on this page, please send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can work with the relevant land managers to address the issue.
Thank you, and we hope you have a fantastic time on the Goldfields Track.
Coliban Main Water Channel works on Leanganook Track, 3- 19 May
Due to maintenance works being conducted by Coliban Water on the main channel, sections of the Leanganook Track are being used by heavy vehicles delivering and moving crushed rock. The section of track currently being worked on is between Harpers Road and Blossett Drive. There is no viable diversion for this section of track, so rather than completely closing the track, Coliban Water is allowing the track to remain open, but asks that track users use extreme care when riding or walking through this area. Please obey all work signs and keep well clear of vehicles.
The works will be delivered on week days only until 19 May, but may continue past this date based on weather conditions.
Coliban Water is a strong supporter of the Goldfields Track and we ask that track users respect their need to deliver important works on the water channel. Right click on the map below to zoom in on it.
Section of the walking track of the Wallaby Track, near St Georges Lake closed January 2017 until further notice
Due to the flood event in spring 2016 and damage to the track and a bridge, a section of the walking track near the south east corner of St Georges Lake (near Creswick) has been closed by Parks Victoria.
Walkers will need to use the cycling section of the Goldfields Track between St Georges Lake and the eastern boundary of the Koala Park until further notice.
Take care, as this is usually a cycling only section of track.
March 2016 update and ongoing
Parks Victoria has advised that for safety reasons the steps at Sailors Falls are currrently closed. The steps are on a branch track off the Wallaby Track and allow access to the Falls viewing area. A map with more information is available here. Thanks to the Great Dividing Trail Assocation for the map information.
Parks Victoria is currently reviewing options for the steps and how delivery of the required works can be be done. At this time it is not confirmed when the works will be completed.