Werribee Gorge State Park

Werribee Gorge State Park


Werribee Gorge State Park

Werribee Gorge State Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape that includes the traditional Country of the Wadawurrung and Wurundjeri Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Werribee Gorge is a wild, rugged natural beauty shaped by 500 million years of geological history. A range of challenging walks amid the steep, river-washed gorge and surrounding rocky ridges offer spectacular views and access to a rock-climbing site within the park. Self-sufficient visitors can picnic and hike to explore this unique park and its distinctive settings.

As rivers, lakes and reservoirs are natural environments, you may encounter hazards. Follow our water safety advice to make sure your day out at Werribee Gorge State Park is a safe and enjoyable one.

Things To Do


Walking in Werribee Gorge

Step out on a quiet walk for some birdwatching or discover the amazing shapes, colours and textures present in the ancient geological examples on display in the cliffs above the river gorge. Early morning hikes in the warmer seasons can be rewarded with a rockpool paddle.
The Werribee River flowing through Werribee Gorge State Park

Picnicking and paddling at Werribee Gorge

Enjoy a picnic with family and friends at Meikles Point or Quarry Picnic Areas. Fireplaces, picnic tables and toilets are provided. Inland waterways, including rivers, creeks, lakes and dams, are great for water recreation, but, remember they have hidden dangers, such as submerged objects, debris, slippery rocks, flooding and strong currents. Visit Play it Safe by the Water for more information.

Rock climbing at Falcons Lookout

Falcons Lookout is a small climbing area with an east-facing cliff and is best tackled in the cooler morning to avoid afternoon sun. Climbing anchors can be found at the top of the cliff. This is the only area in the park where rock climbing is permitted and climbers must be self-sufficient as there are no facilities in the area.

Werribee Gorge State Park

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:


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There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

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Licensed Tour Operators know all the best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

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How to get there

Werribee Gorge State Park

Werribee Gorge State Park is approximately 8km west of Bacchus Marsh via the Western Freeway and Pentland Hills Road to Myers Road for three visitor sites: Myers Road Trailhead, Quarry and Meikles Point picnic areas. Ingliston Trailhead is accessed off Ironbark Road from Bacchus Marsh (10km) or Ballan (7km). W James Whyte Island Reserve's Centenary Walk is accessed from Myers Road Trailhead at the park entrance. Access to the park is by vehicle only with no public transport options. 

When to go

Early morning visits are best to avoid the heat during Summer. Quiet rock pools beckon for a paddle when fewer visitors are present. 

Need to know

Werribee Gorge State Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Werribee Gorge State Park

    This park has been impacted by recent significant weather events

    This park has been impacted by significant flood and/or storm events and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Storm and Flood Affected Parks page for the most up to date information on this location.

    Pest Animal Control - Werribee Gorge State Park - Wednesday 30th November

    Parks Victoria will be undertaking pest animal control in the Werribee Gorge State Park on Wednesday 30th November.
    Werribee Gorge Circuit Track and Short Circuit Track will be closed to public access.

    Professional animal control shooters will be present in the area, please adhere to the signage.

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