Leave Lightwood Creek Camping Area and continue along Two Bays Walking Track into Greens Bush. The peaceful surroundings and natural beauty of the bush setting will provide excellent coverage as the morning sun heats up. The short diversion around Baldry Circuit will take you deeper into the eucalypt forests, with Peppermint, Messmate and Manna Gum the dominant overstorey species. This area is also home into the largest species of Banksia in Victoria, contributing to the area’s vast biodiversity.
Keep an eye out for the abundance of wildlife – predominantly the variety of bird species (such as honeyeaters, parrots, wrens, wedge-tailed eagles and black-shouldered kites). If you are lucky, you may also spot a kangaroo feeding in the open grasslands.
At the Greens Rd (15km point) you can interchange team members on course.
Continue along Hyslops Rd before crossing Browns Rd and into Stefanie Rennick Walk. This 1.1km section follows what was a 20m wide unused road reserve, with the path traveling up and down some steeper sections, along a boardwalk over Drum Drum Alloc Creek and through some impressive stands of grasstrees. Make sure you use the shoe wash at either end to control the spread of Cinnamon Fungus.
You are now only a short stroll from Wellness Stop – Blue Range Estate Wines. Here you will have the opportunity to catch up with your support crew while viewing some of the most impressive views of Port Phillip Bay on the terrazzo deck.