We met at Werribee before setting off for a day wandering around the Brisbane Ranges National Park. From Werribee, we headed towards Steiglitz, where we first stopped at the Bert Boardman Reserve for the toilets before going on to the Court House carpark for morning tea. Steiglitz was once a thriving mining town, however very little remains today. We took a walk around the town before continuing on our journey.
From here the tracks were all good dirt and easy driving. Most of the original tracks in the Park are MVO's, due to the presence of Cinnamon Fungus affecting the grasstrees. We wandered around most of the southern end of the park, doing loops and even re-visiting some short sections of tracks.
After crossing the Ballan - Geelong road, we headed for the Stony Creek Picnic area for lunch, afterwards we walked along a path through the bush to look at the Lower Stony Creek Reservoir, a disused water supply for Geelong.
After wandering along several more tracks in the northern end of the Park, we made our way to Bacchus Marsh for a coffee stop before making our own way home.
This trip was organised mainly for a quiet day in the bush for Club members and an opportunity for prospective new members to join us on a trip prior to committing to joining.