This walk takes you on a circuit via the Cascades Walk and Wymans Hike tracks, starting near the Blue Gum Car park on Spring Gully Road, Spring Gully. As you walk through Spring Gully Conservation Park, be mindful of the rare red stringybark tree. Stop at the gentle waterfall, especially if walking after rain, before returning to the car park. There’s a picnic area and a great lookout at the start, making it a great beginning or end to the walk. 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 Michael Street, B84 then drive for 11.1 km
Turn right onto Horrocks Highway, B82, B84 and drive for another 17.7 km
Turn left onto Bayes Road and drive for another 850 m
Turn left onto Hughes Park Road and drive for another 650 m
Turn right onto Sawmill Road and drive for another 4.1 km
Turn left onto Spring Gully Road and drive for another 45 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Spring Gully Road, Spring Gully, head towards the green 'Cascades Walking Trail' sign opposite the Blue Gum Carpark. Pass through the small metal gate next to the sign, and follow the Cascades Walk ahead to continue the Wymans Hike.....
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Spring Gully Road & Cascades Walk Start heading along Cascades Walk (a footpath).
After another 190 m (at the intersection of Cascades Walk & Wymans Hike) continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to the Cascades Lookout. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn around when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 420 m veer right, to head along Cascades Walk.
After another 1.1 km continue straight, to head along Wymans Hike.
After another 210 m come to the "Firewood" (85 m on your right).
After another 1.3 km (at the intersection of Cascades Walk & Wymans Hike) veer right, to head along Cascades Walk.
After another 190 m come to the end.
This little side trip takes you to the Cascades Lookout.
Directions & comments
After another 75 m come to the end.
About 20 m past the end is "Cascades".
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 75 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
1 h to 1 h 30 min
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
No experience required (2/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (2/6)