Plenty Gorge North

Plenty Gorge Park is located north-east from Melbourne. We decided to try the Plenty Gorge North walk. It starts from the car park at Hawkstowe Recreation Reserve in South Morang.

These three walks start from the Hawkstowe Picnic area but we had a longer route ahead of us.

The trail started wide and convenient.

The track became narrow when we reached the gorge. It was obvious that it was used by mountain bicycles. We met couple of the cyclists during the whole walk.

The trail follows Plenty River.

Great view on the gorge.

We passed an orchard. Farm Vigano restaurant was nearby. We decided to come back to it later.

The house in the process of rebuilding mesmerized our party.

Grey kangaroos

Unexpected cactus next to the trail.

On the way back we stopped to treat ourselves to some wild blackberries. There were a lot of them.

Nice pond with ducks.

Garden by the Le Page Homestead

We walked 14 km total. It took us 4.5 hours but that’s including stop for a lunch. Everyone were pretty tired by the end but still happy. It’s a great walk where you feel like you’re away from civilization even though you are still within Greater Melbourne.

This walk on Trail Navigator website: Plenty Gorge North

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