O'Shannassay's Aquaduct trail

Apm Track, Millgrove VIC 3799, Australia

O'Shannassay's Aquaduct trail

Apm Track, Millgrove VIC 3799, Australia
Staff Pick
1 h 41 m
6.76 km
Easy

Summary

A 14k out and back walk from Dee's Rd car park in Millgrove to Yuong Rd car park in Warburton along O'Shannassy's Aqueduct. A beautiful and refreshing walk, especially on warm days!

O'Shannassay's Aquaduct trail

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This is a beautiful, easy, calming walk along the maintenance track for O'Shannassy's aquaduct.

Commenced in 1911, the aquaduct provided water for the growing Melbourne, until several major failures closed it down. It is now part of the Yarra Ranges National Park.

The trail takes you on a meandering journey through stunning forest, with enticing glimpses of the Upper Yarra Valley.

See link to Parks Victoria information (above) for full description and detailed map.

24944 Views

Points of Interest

1. Dee Road Car Park

We drove to Dee Road Car Park to start the loop. The turn off is in Millgrove. Plenty of parking and picnic tables but no toilet. The view across the Upper Yarra Valley is superb.

2. Interesting pieces of engineering

The Aquaduct was built between 1911 and 1915 by predominantly Italian migrants to provide water to metropolitan Melbourne. The trail follows the maintenance track so its wide, flat and easy walking.

3. View of Mt Little Jo

Through breaks in the trees you can see the other side of the Upper Yarra Valley. As a 2 time Oxfam trail walker, the sight of Mt Little Jo brings back mixed memories - tiredness, awe, inspiration!

4. Yuonga Road Car Park

We walked on the morning of 2 Jan 2012, with 40 degrees expected in Melbourne. We chose to do 7km to Yuonga Road and back before the north wind picked up. Morning tea was mince pies and strawberries!

Features

Art and Culture Art and Culture
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
General General
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available

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