As the longest walking track in the Pyrenees, the Beeripmo Walk represents the ultimate challenge for exercise enthusiasts as well as a perfect route for sightseeing and scenic photo snapping.
The 24km track can be completed in a one or two day hike with camping available at the Beeripmo Camping Ground within the Mount Cole State Forest – this site is specifically set aside for Beeripmo walkers only.
Starting at either the Ferntree Visitor Area or Middle Creek Visitor Area, the walk represents a challenge for the more experienced bush walker. This rewarding two day walk winds through cool fern gullies and tall forests, taking in views across the surrounding hills of both the Mount Cole State Forest and Buangor State Park.
Have your Camera Ready!
If you didn’t know it already, the Pyrenees is a spectacularly scenic place to visit. And yep, you guessed it! The Beeripmo Walking Track offers plenty of opportunities to be wowed by amazing outlooks as well as abundant flora and fauna. Along the trail you will wowed by extensive views of Mt Langi Ghiran, the Grampians to the south towards Mt Cole and the Western Plains. The track is well defined and sign posted and has been designed for those seeking a relaxing walk with time to take in the beautiful surrounds. You’ll most definitely want to have your camera ready!
Beeripmo Walk History
Mount Buangor State Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Eastern Maar Peoples. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Eastern Maar Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country. The traditional owners refer to their home as “Beereep-Beereep”, which means “wild mount”.
How to get there.
Mount Cole and Mount Buangor are located close enough to Melbourne for a weekend, far enough away to enjoy the isolation.
Head along the Western Highway to the township of Beaufort where you can pick up some supplies before continuing along the Western Highway for another 10kms before you come across a big brown tourist sign stating in large letters “Mount Buangor Beeripmo Walk”. Here you turn right into Ferntree Gully Road and follow the signs to Ferntree Falls Visitor Area.
This walk not difficult, but calls for a moderate level of fitness and enough knowledge to be self sufficient in semi-remote areas. The walk down to Bukertillible Cave becomes steeper and more technical than the main loop and is easier without big packs. For emergencies, phone coverage is good across the trail.