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Interior of an abandoned workers’ hut at the Heatherlie Quarry site
Start: Heatherlie Quarry Carpark
Time: Approx. 1 hr return Distance: 2.4 km return
Grade: Easy (elevation: 40m)
Did you notice-- Grade: Easy? It was a treat finding this place. The gentle uphill stroll was enough exercise for the day following the Boronia Peak walk. These quarries are at the base of the Mt Difficult Range. I didn’t tackle a climb to see the quarries rock wall face. Does that mean I am finally maturing and acting my age? No. It just means I needed an easier day.
Many stately Victorian buildings have been built with Heatherlie sandstone. I adored seeing the abandoned Heatherlie Quarry workers’ huts made of the sandstone and local timbers.