Starting From Mount Zero Picnic Area, Laharum, this return walk takes you to Mount Zero Peak and back. The walk is relatively short and offers stunning panoramic views of Mount Stapylton and the Wimmera Plains as it ascends. The Northern Tip of Mount Zero is comprised of gigantic rock formations that will leave you speechless. The flora is impressive and is suitable for observation for the enthusiast even in midsummer. The walk commences with a smooth dirt track, but the texture shifts into a mixture of rock formations. Therefore, you might want to wear grippy footwear and hiking shoes with supports. 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 Wonwondah - Dadswells Bridge Road then drive for 6.4 km
Turn left onto Winfields Road and drive for another 1.2 km
Turn left onto Mt Zero Road and drive for another 2.1 km
Turn right and drive for another 80 m
Turn left and drive for another 60 m
Turn left and drive for another 55 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Mount Zero Picnic Area car park, head towards the green "SOS Parking" sign along the dirt path. Then head along the narrow dirt track that sign is facing (marked by a green metal "1.05 km" sign). Follow the said track for about 160 metres, then continue straight at the 4-way intersection to continue along the Mount Zero (Mura Mura) Track.....
Directions & comments
There is a toilet (about 40 m back from the start).
Find the car park at the start.
After another 150 m (at the intersection of Mt Zero Walk & Mt Zero Road) continue straight, to head along Mt Zero Walk.
After another 500 m veer left, to head along Mt Zero Walk.
After another 40 m veer left, to head along Mt Zero Walk.
After another 500 m come to "Mount Zero".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.2 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Zero (Mura Mura)
1 h to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Short steep hills (3/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)