Pink Cliffs Geological Reserve

Pink Cliffs Rd, Heathcote, Vic, 3523

Pink Cliffs Geological Reserve

Pink Cliffs Rd, Heathcote, Vic, 3523

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15 m
1.02 km
Easy

A casual amble around some interesting geological and historical formations. Pink Cliffs Geological Reserve boasts colourful mounds among Yellow Box Eucalypts.

Pink Cliffs Geological Reserve

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Summary

A casual amble around some interesting geological and historical formations. Pink Cliffs Geological Reserve boasts colourful mounds among Yellow Box Eucalypts.

Description

This walk is a casual explore around the geological reserve as the paths branch off in a few different directions, creating a variety of circuits close to the mounds and through the surrounding bush.

This interesting geological phenomenon is the remnants of early gold mining activities in the area. There is a rich history here, which is told through many information plaques along the walk.

The paths are sign-posted, however there are also many tracks around, possibly made by regular foot traffic from others exploring, so try to keep an eye on where you are heading so as not to go off track.

The cliffs themselves are fenced off a little, to stop erosion, however, you can get pretty close and there are multiple entry points to get a good view of all the valleys and crevices.

There are no amenities on site, however, the reserve is only a short drive from Heathcote, where there are cafes and public toilets.

** Dogs**
Pink Cliffs Geological Reserve is managed by Parks Victoria. There are aspects of the park that are considered to be sensitive.
Dogs are permitted in some areas (but must be kept on lead at all times) so please refer to Parks Victoria signage on site.

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Points of Interest

1. Entrance to the reserve

A brief walk through bush before reaching the outer mounds.

2. Fork in the road

The path forks here sending you either to the bottom of the cliffs or around the side to an upper viewing area.

3. Lower Viewing Area

Lower viewing area of cliffs with a fence to discourage people entering and causing erosion.

4. Erosion sign

Please obey the signage while visiting

5. Pink Cliffs

The pink cliffs seen from the lower viewing area.

6. Signage for Upper Viewing Area

Two paths leading to the Upper Viewing Area, winding through surrounding bush.

7. Upper Viewing Area

A good perspective over the top of the cliffs.

8. Pink Cliffs Geological Reserve

View from the Upper Viewing Area

9. Second path entrance, alternate route to Upper Viewing Platform

This second entrance to the Upper Viewing Area can be easily missed as there are many other paths around, likely made by people exploring. Keep an eye out for this for an alternate walk back.


Features

Historical interest Historical interest
Local treasures Local treasures
Nature trail Nature trail