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Nomads Outdoors Group – Bacchus March by Train and Foot

June 11, 2023

Sports & outdoor recreation

Enjoy a pleasant day out at Bacchus Marsh, travelling there by train, then on foot exploring the area surrounding the Werribee River.

GRADE | LENGTH | TYPE: Easy, approximately 9 km, circuit walk on sealed and unsealed footpaths, with shorter options of 6.5 km or 4 km available.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION: This is a relatively short and easy walk with shorter options of 6.5 km and 4 km available for anyone who chooses. The Werribee River flows between the township and the railway line and we’ll take a wander along the foot tracks alongside the river.

Firstly we’ll take a loop to the west, giving the first chance to opt-out of a section. A reserve on the banks of the river with undercover picnic tables will be our lunch spot. After lunch we’ll head in an easterly direction along the river then turn to flank the township passing by market gardens. We’ll head through to Masons Lane Reserve and take in the scenic vistas of the hills to the north. This second loop gives another option for those who wish to take a shortcut and meet us as we head for a cafe in the township for afternoon tea.

A final crossing of the river and a wander through Maddingley Park will take us back to the station for the return journey to the city. Our choice of trains are scheduled to arrive back at Southern Cross Railway Station at 3.48pm and 4:48pm.