To reach the Distillery Creek Picnic Ground from the Great Ocean Road, turn north into Bambra Road just north east of the Bottom Shops. Follow Bambra Road until it merges with Distillery Creek Road and then watch for the left turn where Bambra Road diverges into the Distillery Creek Picnic Area, before continuing on to the north west. The picnic area is divided into two sections, the first (lower) on the right (see photograph below) and the second (upper) on the left of the road.
Three walking tracks lead off from the first area:
The Nature Trail (1.5 km circuit)
This is a short, self-guided nature trail showing a diversity of plant life. See Track #3 on the map above. Click photos below for larger images. The Distillery Creek sign includes a history of the area.
The Ironbark Gorge Track (2.2 km circuit, 1.5 hrs return)
This track passes through stands of ironbark and sandy heathland, and rewards with a panoramic view of the surrounding area. See track #3 on the map above.
The Currawong Falls Track (12 km, 4 hrs return)
This is an invigorating walk that takes in good views of the surrounding countryside and Currawong Falls, before returning via a small fern gully and a melaluca swamp rich in birdlife. See track #4 on the map above.
The second (upper) picnic area has a short walk leading to a bird hide that looks over the Distillery Creek Wetlands and one additional track entrance.
Track to Moggs Creek Picnic Area (7.5 km one way, 2.5 hrs)
A strenuous walk through the ironbarks and other eucalypts behind Aireys Inlet. It then passes Painkalac Dam before continuing to Moggs Creek along a fire break track. See Track #5 on the map above.