Bendigo Regional Park, No.7 Reservoir, Crusoe Reservoir and beyond

DATE: Sunday, July 23

TIME: 9.30 Walk duration is estimated to take approximately 3-1/2 hours. WALK LEADER: Mick Evans.

This 10Km circuit walk in the Bendigo Regional Park takes in No.7 and Crusoe Reservoirs which were the start of Joseph Brady’s Coliban Irrigation scheme, to provide drinking water to Bendigo in the early gold-rush days. Coliban Water have produced a pamphlet called Joseph Brady’s Coliban System of Water Works, that includes a timeline from the 1850s to now.

We will walk to the ridge overlooking Lockwood South with views of surrounding hills Mount Alexander, Mount Tarrengower and beyond.

There are remnants of gold diggings throughout the park with some interpretive signs.

The park is notable for its stands of Ironbark and Box trees. Bird life abounds especially around the shores of Crusoe and No.7 Reservoirs.

The walk is rated easy/moderate with one steady incline and decline. Sturdy shoes and waking poles are

recommended as there are rocky sections on one of the tracks.

Bookings are essential and open 2 weeks before the date.

To register for the walk