Koetong "Spa" and Wildflower walk

Koetong Creek Track, Mt Lawson State Park, Koetong 3704

Koetong "Spa" and Wildflower walk

Koetong Creek Track, Mt Lawson State Park, Koetong 3704

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1 h 30 m
4.38 km
Intermediate

This attractive, gently undulating return walk from the Koetong Creek campground to the falls at "The Spa" is a pleasure. In spring the spectacular wildflowers make it even better.

Koetong "Spa" and Wildflower walk

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This attractive, gently undulating return walk from the Koetong Creek campground to the falls at "The Spa" is a pleasure. In spring the spectacular wildflowers make it even better.

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This walk traverses an enjoyable bushland gully beside the fresh waters of Koetong Creek. The native vegetation, bird and wildlife will keep you interested all the way, especially in spring.

Find a perch amongst the granite above the creek or its cascades and take in the view. When the flow is gentle, find a rock pool to bathe or soak in.

Mt Lawson State Park is 13,150ha of wild country including towering peaks and deep gullies. It is reasonable to take a half day to travel to and walk Koetong Creek. However, if you are up for camping it makes the visit all the more worthwhile. Campsites have fire pits and picnic tables.

The road in can be a bit rough, so make sure you are not in a low slung 2WD and have 4WD in the wetter months. Note: some tracks may be closed between June and November for environmental and safety reasons.

Carry food, water and be SunSmart.

Pets and firearms are not permitted. Take your rubbish with you.

Make the most of the rest of this wonderful region while you are here and visit other walks in the area:
Conic Range walk
Mt Lawson summit walk
Waterfall & Darbyshire trestles walk
Bellbridge Foreshore walk

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Points of Interest

1. Campground

You will know you are in the right location when you come to the Koetong Creek Campground. Picnic tables and fire pits are provided.

2. Walking track gateway

A Parks Vic sign at the walking track gate tells you that you are on the right path to "The Spa".

3. Magenta Storksbill

Patches of this showy spreading plant were seen in various locations along the walk.

4. Handsome Flat Pea

The bright colours of wildflowers line the track in spring and summer.

5. Furze Hakea

Popular amongst small birds and honeyeaters.

6. Rosemary Grevillea

Tends to be smaller in northern Victoria than the same Western Australian and New South Wales plants.

7. Granite outcrop

You can look along the creek from atop this granite outcropping.

8. The track

The walking track is a Parks Vic service road. It is undulating with a dirt base. Gradients are mild.

9. Grass trees

You will spot some of these amongst the open woodland.

10. Tiger Orchid

Colonies of these impressive orchids were located at various points along the track.

11. "The Spa" path

Keep your eyes open for the sign marking the narrow path down to "The Spa". Take your time going down. It is a bit rough in places.

12. "The Spa"

This picturesque series of falls and cascades makes for a great view. It is also great for bathing and as a spa when the water flow isn't so fast.


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