The Lerderderg River has carved a deep and picturesque gorge through this rugged park.

Located within easy reach of Melbourne, Bacchus Marsh and Ballarat. Picnic at Shaws Lake or O’Briens Crossing, follow an old water race and hike part of the Great Dividing Trail, or simply stroll along the river from Mackenzies Flat Picnic Area.

Although this park is just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, it feels truly remote in many areas. See the Lerderderg River Gorge which dominates and divides it in two from O’Briens Crossing in the north to Mackenzies Flat in the south. Experienced hikers will be rewarded with dramatic views.

Bring the family and enjoy a barbecue by the river then take a gentle stroll upstream to Grahams Dam. Set up camp at Lerderderg Campground, which is a popular spot set in woodland.

Moorabool, VIC

Upper Chadwick Track, Lerderderg VIC 3458