Organ Pipes loop- Organ Pipes National Park
Time 40 min Distance 3.1km (loop) Grade – Easy
The part is located only 40 minutes north west of Melbourne CBD, this small park offers an opportunity to get near nature when you haven't got a lot of time or just want to take a relaxing walk.
There is nothing overly challenging about this walk and in terms of sightseeing, I think there are other areas which I would choose to visit. On the website it states that the rosette stone, organ pipes and tessellated pavement can only be reached by a steep climb, but this does not seem to be accurate... In fact, you don't climb until your return journey.
To begin the walk, start at the Visitor Information Centre and follow the wide walking track, this will descend steeply for a few minutes before coming to an intersection.
Take the left fork to meander through the well cut track until you reach the first sight, the rosette stone. Continue left on this path until you reach the end of the small track and the tessellated pavement.
Make your way back along the same track and after a short stroll you will reach the organ pipes. You can then continue on to the opposite side of the park if you want to take a longer walk.
Return through the same track until you reach the junction that takes you back to the car park. Here is where you will need to climb the small hill which you descended. It is not terribly difficult, but there are seats along the side at which to stop and catch your breath if you need to.