In January 2011 a severe flood and storm event caused widespread damage throughout the Grampians National Park in western Victoria.
In particular, the popular walking area near Halls Gap, comprising the Venus Baths and Wonderland areas were badly damaged, with retaining walls, bridges and track surface washed away by flood. In addition, large landslips completely removed sections of walking track. Track & Trail worked for a year restoring and reopening the entire walking track between Venus Baths and the Wonderland area. The works were carried out during 2012 and 2013.
The repair work included:
Extensive reconstruction of a 100 metre dry stone wall along side Stony Creek
Construction of a dry stone elliptical arch bridge
Installation of extensive dry stone pitching/paving to flood proof vulnerable track surface
Clearing and reconstructing track surface destroyed by several large landslips
Reinstating an existing timber bridge that had been lifted onto its side and anchoring it to large substantial new rock abutments
Installation of many new stone steps and drains
Re-gravelling track surface
Constructing a dry stone staircase on the Serra Range near Mt Rosea