Starting from the car park on Lake Dobson Road, Mount Field National Park, this walk takes you to Lake Belton and Lake Belcher. Departing from Wombat Moor, this walk leads to two glacial lakes in one of the most beautiful areas of Mount Field, offering great views of the surrounding mountain ranges along the way. The track follows a boardwalk planking across open moorland and sub-alpine forest, passing near Mount Mawson before descending into the Humboldt Valley. At Lake Belcher, there's a timber hut where you can take shelter and spend the night. The track to Lake Belton isn't very well-defined, but it has some tape markers and isn't too hard to follow. You may also venture off track through the scrub to reach VC Falls, a series of cascades located on the outlet creek of Lake Belton. This is a challenging walk, suited to fit and experienced walkers, and is best attempted in summer. The track can be very wet and muddy, especially towards the end, so appropriate footwear is essential. 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.
Turn on to Gordon River Road, B61 then drive for 3.4 km
Turn slight right onto Gordon River Road, B61 and drive for another 12.4 km
Turn left onto Gordon River Road, B61 and drive for another 7.5 km
Turn right onto Lake Dobson Road, C609 and drive for another 13.2 km
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park on Lake Dobson Road, Mount Field National Park, head along the boardwalk planking, passing an interpretive panel and a blue 'Lakes Belton and Belcher' and 'Moorland Mosaic' sign. Follow the track ahead and continue the Lakes Belton and Belcher walk.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Moorland Mosaic Walk & Lake Dobson Road Start heading along Moorland Mosaic Walk (a walking track).
Find the car park at the start.
After another 325 m pass the sign (on your right).
Then pass a seat (on your right).
After another 5.2 km come to the "Belcher Hut" (5 m on your left).
Continue another 430 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 6 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Lakes Belton and Belcher
5 h to 6 h
Quality of track
Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)