Mermaid Mountain from Gold Creek Dam
Starting from the end of Gold Creek Road, Brookfield, this walk takes you to Mermaid Mountain mostly via the Gold Creek Boundary Break, exploring the woodland of Gold Creek Reservoir and D’Aguilar NP along the way. Expect a really demanding journey that’ll reward you with panoramic views over the hinterland. Even if you’re not satisfied with the views, you’ll be satisfied with yourself after completing this strenuous hike. It’s not all hardships along the way though, you’ll get great views of the reservoir and be surrounded by butterflies if you’re lucky. The track can be a great training option for high-level trail runners as well. Keep in mind that to get the best of views, you might need to do some rock scrambling at the end. Remember to take plenty of water and wear grippy shoes to be safe. Minimal to non-existent signposting means you’ll need to download offline maps or/and bring a GPS device along. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.