Anakie Gorge and Staughton Vale (Brisbane Ranges NP)

** Upgraded to an M3 walk **  Brisbane Ranges National Park has rugged yet pleasant walks. Anakie Gorge is one of its best but has had Spring water flow issues through its usually dry creek bed and the initial walk has now been amended to avoid a large number of creek crossings. Barwon Water is still releasing water from 2 dams so parts of the park are still closed. Features on this unique, varied walk will include the Lower Stony Creek Reservoir, part of the Ted Errey Nature walk, and the Staughton Vale Climbing wall with its spectacular views and wonderful location. This walk, while mostly on good foot and maintenance tracks, has 3 shortish off-track sections in tough, rocky terrain and one creek crossing - so gaiters, suitable footwear, and trekking pole(s) are recommended. Note that, to avoid some vehicular traffic, meet near the Pony Club entrance and small car park on Mullum Mullum Creek (Buck Reserve), Reynolds Road, Donvale (Melways 34 H7) at 7.00 am for a 7.10 am car pool start. The walk finish will be by about 3.30 pm (with arrival back at Donvale by about 5.00 pm). Online Bookings are preferred. 

Those wishing to can drive direct to Balliang East (corner of Davis Rd and Bacchus Marsh - Balliang Road) for an 8.45 am team gathering. We will then go in convoy (with the minimum number of vehicles) to the walk start, with a fairly rough 2 km gravel road finish.  Central district.