Langi Ghiran -
Reservoir and Water Race Walk
|We camped overnight and in the morning decided to explore the large rock face that we could see from our caravan. We looked for an easy start and soon found a Kangaroo track that led quickly to what seemed to be a walking track. It seemed a good idea to follow it and see where it went as we had a few hours to kill before we had to be elsewhere. That was a good decision as this turned out to be a interesting walk. The walk took us firstly to the nearby reservoir and the via a water race to a lookout. We followed a road track which lead to the lookout area back to the main road and then back to our camp.
|Our starting point - a large rock area intrigued us.
|So off we went and soon found the real walking track
|Looking back to our caravan
|In the distance a Kangaroo
|We were surprised - an old disused dam
|Mt. Langi Ghiran rising high above us
|A very rocky valley - great for catching rain
|This is interesting - a stile
|Taking a pic to send to the family
|Huge flat rock area
|A pipeline - no doubt from the reservoir ahead
|Do dams always have a pine plantation around them?
|Here we are - the reservoir
|Old and amazing structure.
|Great slabs of rock cut and shaped to make the wall
|Ah, another walk starts here
|Yes, we'll watch out for ourselves
|The usual problems on a bush walk
|The first view of the Water Race
|Butterflies everywhere today
|Water Race - walk continues on the other side of the bridge!
|The race turns and heads uphill
|A very different construction, more like a gutter
|Probably that's all you need for this section
|Nearing the top - you can hear water flowing
|The pipe from somewhere, pity it has a bit of a leak
|And we are at the top of the hill
|The lookout ahead
|The lookout is perched on top of a large boulder
|Missing a bit of the hand rail - we Googled the walk and found the lookout was closed - no signs or tape here
|Nearby we found a road track leading to the Water Race.
|Decided this was a good way to make a round trip of the walk
|We met the main road. Go left to climb Mt Langi Ghiran
|We went right
|This part of the walk becomes a pleasant stroll along the road
|Interesting views along the way - Ararat in the distance
|Our camp comes into view
|Camp area - reasonably flat with tables and fire places.
|Yes - 2 toilets
|Ah! The real start of the walk
|Walk map - Close-up from Information Board
|Back at Camp - the End