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The Werribee Gorge is a natural amphitheatre that was carved thousands of years ago by the Weringebee River.
A short drive from Melbourne, this hidden gem is home to an abundance of native wildlife and offers spectacular views from almost every vantage point.
It’s also home to one of Victoria’s best bush walks.
The Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri Peoples are the Traditional Owners of the area. A 7.6km / 2-3 hour loop, the first part of the trail tracks the Werribee River as it snakes through the Gorge.
There are areas which require gentle scrambling over rocks, but for the most part it is a gentle rocky trail.
Climbing up through there bush, the trail then takes in a series of stunning viewpoints before winding its way back to the car park.
There are options to shorten the route if the 7.6km is too much. Keep an eye out on the trail for local wildlife, including Platypus that are present in the area. A popular hike, it is always worth checking conditions on the trail and making sure you have water and food to take with you on the trail.