It  is often  difficult  to  find a  parking  spot  near  De Soza Park.  The  closest  alternative to  avoid the  2 hr  parking  limit is  in  Learmonth St on the  side  Rd adjacent to  the  Crown  Hotel, marked  P on the  map,  about  100 m  from  the  current    Bus  Stop. Toilets  are  available  in  De Soza  Park. The actual  walk is  not a circuit  walk. The   walk  becomes  a  circuit  by  parking  in  Buninyong and  using  the  local  bus  service to  complete  the  first  leg of the   walk. The  bus  stop  is  currently  at  De Soza Park but  there  are plans to remove  this  stop. If  that  happens, the  nearest bus  stop  is between  Eyre  St  and  Palmerston  St.

 A  Myki  Card is  required  for bus travel. Check www. cdcvictoria.com.au, click on  Timetables, Ballarat Route  10  as services    during the weekend,  especially on  Sunday,  are  few. To  start  the  Circuit,  catch  the    Bus  from  Buninyong to  Greenhill  Rd. The  bus  passes  through the University before arriving at the  Greenhill  Rd bus stop, the  start of the  walk.

Cross  Geelong Rd at the  designated  Road  crossing just  South of the  Bus  Stop  as traffic along this  section is quite heavy.  Then  follow  the  footpath along  Greenhill  Rd  and  Vincent  Drive. At the  Great Dividing  Trail marker post in  Vincent  Drive,  turn   east into the  Federation University  Circuit  Walk. Follow  the  marked  walk through  the University  Arboretum to  Bell  Ave and  turn  West  into  the  path  along  Gear  Ave.

Continue  to  the end  of  Gear  Ave  crossing  Geelong  Rd to  link  up  with the  Goldfield’s Track,  then   turn  South  and  follow the  Track  back  to Buninyong.

For a separate Federation University Circuit Walk access the Great Dividing Tail Association website and scroll down to download  the Walk map.

WALK DETAILS
Walk Distance: 7.7 km
Difficulty Level: Medium
Estimated Time: 2 to 2.5 hours

MGA94 Co-Ordinates
Start: E 754140 N 5831550

POINTS OF INTEREST
1. De Soza Park
2. “Glencairn” 1850s
3. Site of Robert Burns Hotel
4. Site of Mt Helen Rail Siding
5. Greenhill Rd Bus Stop
6. Start of University Circuit
7. Arboretum

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