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Andrew Hill Loop

4h 30 min to 6h 30 min
2h 15 min to 3h 30 min

13.1km
circuit

↑ 548 m
↓ -548 m

Hard track
The Andrew Hill Loop Walk, Kinglake National Park, starts near the carpark of The Gums Camping Area, looping around Andrew Hill via Blackfish Way and the Andrew Hill Track. Enjoy an exhilarating hike around Kinglake National Park largely over wide gravel tracks, through varying forest landscapes, passing by cascading creeks, with plenty of nature and birdlife to admire. The park is home to a variety of native birds, including Gang-gang Cockatoos, Lyrebirds, King Parrots and colourful Rosellas. In spring, keep an eye out for wildflowers in bloom. Winter is a good time to discover fungi, mosses and lichens. This hike is considered moderately challenging, and has a lot of uphill climbs, providing a good workout. The track can be a bit slippery in some places after rains. On high fire danger days it is advisable not to enter the park. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
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.

Getting There
Trackhead (-37.4698258,145.3932921)
Mode Car
DirectionsF

Track Notes
Turn map Directions & comments
Start
Start.
After 70m come to the "The Gums Camping Area" camp site (15m on your right).
Continue straight
After another 20m continue straight.
Turn left
After another 40m turn left.
After another 30m pass the toilet (20m on your right).
Turn left
After another 75m (at the intersection of Cicada Circuit & Blackfish Way) turn left, to head along Blackfish Way.
Turn left
After another 1.6km turn left.
After another 55m pass the toilet (8m on your left).
Continue straight
Continue straight.
After another 7m head through/around the gate.
Turn right
After another 20m turn right, to head along Glenburn - Eucalyptus Road.
After another 10m pass the car park (15m on your right).
Turn left
After another 350m turn left.
Continue straight
After another 1.9km continue straight, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
Continue straight
After another 6m continue straight, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 5m head through/around the gate.
Continue straight
After another 1.9km (at the intersection of Mountain Creek Track & Stringbark Track) continue straight, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
Continue straight
After another 130m (at the intersection of Mountain Creek Track & Dusty Miller Track) continue straight, to head along Mountain Creek Track.
After another 1.4km (at the intersection of Andrews Hill Track & Mountain Creek Track) continue straight, to head along Andrews Hill Track.
Continue straight
After another 2.1km (at the intersection of Andrews Hill Track & Dusty Miller Track) continue straight, to head along Andrews Hill Track.
After another 3.3km head through/around the gate.
Turn sharp left
After another 15m (at the intersection of Glenburn - Eucalyptus Road & Andrews Hill Track) turn sharp left (a service road).
The end
Continue another 175m to find the end.
Terrain


AS 2156.1-2001 - Walking tracks Classification
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 13.1km
Time 4h 30 min to 6h 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet There are 2 on route, on average they are 4.4km apart with the largest gap of 11.2km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
70m "The Gums Camping Area" camp site
Toilet
165m
Toilet
1.9km



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