Woolshed Creek & Coal Miners Flat

An easy walk from Woolshed Creek car park, up Coal Miners Track, past the old Blackburn Mine to Woolshed Creek for lunch.


The track from Woolshed Creek car park to Woolshed Creek Hut follows, in part, the line the miners took to the old Blackburn Mine. The track, if accessed via Woolshed Creek picnic area, climbs steeply along the hand-built jig that used to transport coal from the Blackburn Mine to the railway wagons waiting below.

Beyond the Blackburn Mine the track crosses a fence line, from here there are two options to reach Woolshed Creek Hut.  Going left takes you out onto an old 4WD track that follows the ridge line and drops down right to Woolshed Creek Hut.  Going right, the track rises up to the high point (trig R, 934 m) with superb views of the surrounding country, before descending to Woolshed Creek Hut right beside Woolshed Creek.

The trip into the hut will take around 2.5 to 3 hours and perhaps a bit longer if you are taking young children.  The hut sleeps 26 people in two bunk rooms, with a very spacious cooking area, a balcony surrounds the hut and there is ample area around the hut for camping.

This is a geat and easy day walk for anyone.  The options for the return journey to Woolshed Creek car park are either of the two ways in via Blackburn Mine.  Or follow the Mt Somers Track via the South Face Track, past the Bus Stop and turn off at the Rhyolite Ridge Track that drops straight down to the car park (this is the longer option)