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OBriens Crossing

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  • O’Brien’s Crossing in Lerderderg State Park will soon be converted into a day-visitor site. The new purpose-built Lerderderg Campground is located nearby and will be available for overnight camping. Please observe signage at O'Brien's Crossing. at OBriens Crossing Thursday 16 November, 2017
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Camping
Long walk / Multi day walk
Medium walk / Day walk
Picnicking
Short walk
Camp fires

Camping is permitted at O'Brien's Crossing. Fires are permitted only in the fireplaces provided. Fees do not apply to this campground. No bookings are taken, camping is first in, first-served.

O'Briens Crossing has toilets and fireplaces.

Walking is a great way to discover the park. From O'Briens Crossing there are a number of walks catering for a range of fitness levels and time constraints.

O’Briens Crossing – Byers Back Track – The Tunnel and return (3km, 1.5 hours)

The track follows an old water race around the steep Lerderderg valley and gives fine views of the river. At the second cross track, turn right and descend steeply to a point opposite The Tunnel.

O’Briens Crossing – East Walk – Cowan Track – O’Briens Road – Short Cut track – O’Briens Crossing (14km, 5 – 5.5 hours)

The East Walk follows the Lerderderg River downstream and is rough in places and subject to flood damage. Cowan Track is steep and climbs more than 200 metres from the river to O’Briens Road. Return along O’Briens Road and Short Cut Track to O’Briens Crossing.

O’Briens Crossing – Lerderderg River – Mackenzies Flat (20km, 2 or 3 days)

This is a challenging walk in the Lerderderg Gorge and is for experienced bushwalkers only. It is best to do the walk when the river is fairly low, as many crossings are necessary and at times the riverbed itself is the track. Here you can experience remote, unspoiled bushland.

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