Railway Weir Violet Town

The 'weir' in the Killing Heidi song of the same name refers to this area!

The weir is located on the left hand side of Harrys Creek Road as you go up to Strathbogie, about 6 km out of Violet Town. There is a red triangle with W on it pointing to the track, and a sign.   

Access is for high clearance 4WD vehicles only, so park in the ‘carpark’, cross the creek and walk the few hundred metres up the track to the weir.

The walking track leads to the walkway.   

Possibly built when the main eastern railway terminated at VT to service the steam trains in the 1870s, it has been made famous by the band Killing Heidi's song Weir.

There are photos of the weir in 1928 in our photo gallery.  

Bush camping, swimming and fishing are all permitted. Camp below the wall and remove all rubbish please.

The weir is also a Geocache site


Google Map of Start of Walk

link to pinned maps

The Old Weir and creek walk, Harrys Creek Road (6 km out of town), Violet Town 3669

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