"Takes you places"
The following describes the walk as conducted at least twice on an ABW bus trip albeit with some management tracks being disused and severely overgrown in October 2014.
. Day 1. Bus transport from Borough Huts to the road junction at 323840 near Mt Rosea camp ground. Note: This must be accessed via Halls Gap, Mt Victory Rd and Silverband Rd. The direct route via the continuation of Silverband Rd and the Grampians Tourist Rd is one way, down hill. Drop/hide packs and do the walk on the walking track to Mt Rosea and return (take lunch) – (this walking track does continue to Borough Huts offering a day walk opportunity from there to Mt Rosea.) Then follow Stoney Ck Rd then left onto Rosea track. Have a look at the Wall of China. Camp at/near 310820 where there is a cleared site.
. Day 2. Leave packs and do a morning walk to Calectasia Falls and Tower Hill. This may be best done via the track to Tower Hill and return due to dense scrub. Continue along Rosea Track to the junction at 307804 with a disused management track – beware, the junction is overgrown and not obvious. Follow this track as best you can until it peters out and find a suitable camp site in that vicinity. A short walk to Castle rock is an option. Be prepared to follow the Sth side of the creek to Middleton Gap next morning. Do NOT follow the Nth side.
. Day 3. Follow the creek, on the Sth side, picking the easiest route towards the saddle at Middleton Gap. At the saddle climb to higher ground to the Sth (do not go straight over the saddle) and try and locate a vague walking track down a spur to, eventually, connect with the disused maintenance track leading down towards Borough Huts. This was quite overgrown and needs some concentration, imagination and navigation to follow. There are some ribbon markers in places. This section from camp can take 3 hours or more.
Sites as indicated above. There are plenty of alternatives subject to access to water.
Despite the marked ‘tracks’ navigation is required on the disused tracks. This walk is obviously not being facilitated by Vic Parks so later map versions may not show the overgrown tracks.
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