Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park - VIC

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DEG: -36.28233 146.62886
DMS: 36º 16' 56.39" S 146º 37' 43.9" E
UTM: 55 H 5984672mN 466670mE
Altitude: 402.17m


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Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park
Phone: 13 1963
Email: N/A


This park features the striking Mt Pilot Range and Woolshed Falls and protects box-ironbark forest that once covered much of north-east Victoria. Short or day-long walks can be made on vehicle tracks through open forest and a 25 km historic drive is marked from Chiltern through the forest and goldfields.

In winter the ironbark trees are in flower, attracting the swift parrot and other birds. Avoid days of total fire ban during summer.

Drive to the Woolshed Falls (15m high), picnic at the Honeyeater Picnic Area (pit toilet), bushwalk or cycle on well-formed tracks, camp at Reedy Creek), take the 25-kilometre Tourist Drive or walk 0.5km to the Mt Pilot lookout.

Short walks include the White-Box Walking Track (8.5km, 2-3 hours) and Woolshed Falls to Beechworth via the Cascades and the Gorge Scenic Drive (6km, 2 hours).

Probably not wheelchair accessible.

Camping is available at sites along Reedy Creek. Commercial accommodation is available at Beechworth and Chiltern.

The park has a rich goldmining heritage, with gold being discovered at Beechworth in 1852. Within a short time the town became the centre of the Ovens District Goldfields. Later, in 1858, gold was discovered at the nearby.

Chiltern and Indigo goldfields, with thousands of miners taking up claims on the Woolshed and Indigo goldfields. Woolshed Creek got its name from an old shearing shed that was built near the creek.

The park is predominantly open eucalyptus forest of red stringybark, Blakely’s red gum, grey box and mugga ironbark. Prolific spring wildflowers include wattles, orchids, lilies, bush peas and many other native species.

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Closest Weather Station

Rutherglen at 22/09:00am EDT
Distance from Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park 22.46km NW
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts

Closest Climatic Station

Beechworth Woolshed
Distance from Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park 6.16km SE
Mean Max. °C30.729.926.421.625.024.527.4
Mean Min. °C13.413.
Mean Rain mm49.349.249.345.668.082.388.381.577.267.465.962.5

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