19 March 2021

Anakie Gorge Circuit

Located in the south of Brisbane Ranges NP and about 84km West from Melbourne. 
Access options from Melbourne include: the Princes Freeway M1 (to Werribee) or the Western Freeway M8 (to Bacchus Marsh). Closest Town is Staughton Vale and about 1.3km to the Anakie Gorge Picnic Area with toilets, water tank, tables and tent sites.
GPS track log of the Anakie Gorge Circuit Track. 
Carry water. No sight of water seen on the track in mid March 2021

The track starts near the information board. Follow the track southwest towards the gorge past an old mine. Continued on for more than 600m to reach a track junction with an interpretive sign.

Leave Anakie Gorge Track and start climbing south to take on Ted Errey Nature Circuit (8km, 3hrs, Blue markers). Continue on climbing and following the rocky track for a few hundred metres to a knoll, then an easy 1km walk south then west beside the boundary fence to a track junction led to Nelson Lookout with a seat.
Nelsons Lookout (L) & The Outlook (R)

Back to the junction, follow the track south for about 400m and continue west about 2km on Nelson Track. At Switch Road and the Nelson Tk junction, turn left taking the track running beside the road for 500m.  Return to the road and walk another 150m to RedBeak Tk. Follow it west passing through a gate then continue to a Y-junction then turn right heading north about 750m to reach the junction of Outlook Track and the Burchell Trail (part of a three-day walk through the Brisbane Ranges). After the 100m side trip to the Outlook, back track to the junction then follow the Burchell Trail 1km NNW down then 1.5km north-east to Stony Creek Picnic Area with facilities such as: toilets + water tank + tables + tent sites.
Stony Creek Picnic Area 
Anakie Gorge Walk or the track linking between the Stony Creek Picnic Area and the Anakie Gorge Picnic is a pleasant 3km stroll, that takes about 1hr.

The drive home.
Dinner at Hanoi Mee: 140 Rouse St - Port Melbourne - Ph 9042 7921