Buninyong Township Walk

A good place to start the walk around the township is in the Buninyong Information Centre at 408 Warrenheip St. It is normally open six days a week, 10am-3pm Tues-Sun and friendly volunteers can supply you with local information plus the latest copy of the Buninyong Visitor Guide (free) or the more detailed Buninyong Heritage Walks booklet ($5), both of which contain copies of this map.



Mt Buninyong Circuit, Great Dividing Trail

11.5Km Estimated time: 3hours, 30 minutes.

The walk starts and finishes in the township of Buninyong, however there are several other entry points. The circuit passes through the Buninyong Botanic Gardens, goes over the small Mt Innes volcanic neck, proceeds up Hastie’s Lane, crosses the Midlands Highway, goes along Granny White’s Lane, then up Blackberry Lane and the ZigZag track to the summit. The lookout/fire-watching Tower has great views of the sorrounding countryside. The return trip goes past the crater, down the Mt Buninyong Scenic Road to Gittings Lane and Elizabeth Street, skirting the Union Jack Reserve where there are several interesting side bush tracks (see Union Jack Reserve, below).

Union Jack Reserve walk

The Union Jack Reserve is an area of bushland in the north-eastern corner of Buninyong.

A self guided walk has been developed for walkers to learn more about the history, flora and fauna of the Reserve. Information is provided at points of interest along the way. The short walk will take you about 40 minutes, past historic diggings, and one of the old home sites. You may even catch a glimpse of some of the elusive wildlife.

The longer walk will take about two hours. On this walk you can learn more about frogs, tree dwelling mammals and visit the mine site and rest area at Locomotive Hill, where two men lost their lives in 1933.

Buninyong – Ballarat Bird Park Circuit Walk

This map is available on this website as a georeferenced pdf that you can download onto an iPhone or iPad and view using the free geospatial pdf reader, PDF Maps. This will show your position on the map while you are walking the Ballarat Bird World Circuit, as in a GPS navigation system. See BirdWorld Circuit map.

It comes with a Summary of the walk, detailed Walking notes and Background information about points of interest along the walk.

Mt Buninyong, Lal Lal and Bungal Dam Scenic Drive

Australian Cycling Grand Prix Circuit

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