Starting from Ferntree Camping Ground, Raglan VIC, this walk takes you on a circuit through the eucalypt woodland of Mount Cole State Forest, crossing the Middle Creek twice. Filled with wildlife such as deers and wallabies, the forest is also home to more countless bird species. Said woodland consists of Manna Gum, Blue Gum and Messmate Stringybark trees. Once wandering through these trees were the people of the Beeripmo Balug clan of the Djab Wurrung tribe(Aboriginal). Many landmarks, tracks and walks were named after them, such as the Beeripmo Walk. You’ll also visit the Fern Tree Falls, which is a lovely waterfall amidst ferns and moss. Keep in mind that phone reception can be minimal to non-existent, so prepare accordingly. 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.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Keep right onto Fern Tree Waterfall Road and drive for another 2.6 km
Turn right onto Fern Tree Waterfall Road and drive for another 530 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the southern toilets in Fern Tree Camping Area, head towards the formed dirt trail perpendicular to the toilets. Cross the said trail and veer right to join the semi-formed walking track as it leads you closer to the creek. After about 215 metres of following the creek(to your left), it will cross the creek. Keep going straight at the intersection after crossing the creek to continue along Two Mile Circuit.....
Directions & comments
After another 20 m continue straight, to head along Two Mile Circuit.
Joffa's Hut (about 80 m back from the start).
There is a toilet (about 25 m back from the start). This toilet is wheelchair accessible.
Fern Tree Camping Area (about 15 m back from the start).
After another 350 m (at the intersection of Cave Hill Circuit & Two Mile Circuit) continue straight, to head along Cave Hill Circuit.
After another 410 m (at the intersection of Cave Hill Circuit & Two Mile Circuit) turn left, to head along Two Mile Circuit.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional but recommended side trip to Ferntree Falls. Cascading amidst fern and moss covered rocks, this lovely little waterfall will surely be worth the short trip. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.4 km veer left, to head along Two Mile Circuit.
After another 190 m veer right, to head along Two Mile Circuit.
After another 20 m come to the end.
An optional but recommended side trip to Ferntree Falls. Cascading amidst fern and moss covered rocks, this lovely little waterfall will surely be worth the short trip.
Directions & comments
After another 140 m turn left, to head along Ferntree Falls Nature Walk.
After another 80 m come to the end.
About 15 m past the end is "Fern Tree Falls".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 220 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Two Mile Circuit
1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)