Alan Marshall Discovery Trail

Alan Marshall Discovery Trail

Invoke, warm nostalgia and a flood of schoolyard memories on the Alan Marshall Discovery Trail.

Visitors can immerse themselves in the settings that form the rich period landscape of Marshall’s 1955 novel “I Can Jump Puddles.” Take a walk up Mount Noorat and explore sites in the district pertinent to Marshall’s formative years including Lake Keilambete to the North West of Terang.


Access to the trail

The Alan Marshall trail begins on Morack Street just off Glenormiston Road. Visitors enter through a gate to access the track.

Length: 500m to crater view (1km return) on a formed crushed blue stone pathway. The trail continues on a further 500m on a less formed pathway (steep) to the 310m summit of Mount Noorat. Total walk length from the access gate to the peak and return is 2km. 
Time: 25 — 30 minutes return to the crater rim or 40 minutes — 1 hour return to summit.

The formed trail to the crater lookout has a gradient that would make it difficult to access in prams, wheelchairs and for those with limited mobility.

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