2021-Kirth Kiln Charcoal in the Dandenongs
Wednesday 7th July
The Kirth Kiln was a World War Two factory to make fuel for gas producer cars, which
was built but hardly used. Preserved remains of the factory and a company village are
hidden in the forest near Gembrook. Come see the site and enjoy an easy ride of about
130 km on good roads with many curves, followed by lunch at the Ranges Hotel in
Start at the Lilydale Departure Point; Shell Service Station on Maroondah Highway
1km east of Lilydale. 8.30 for 9.00 departure.
Morning Coffee at the Yellingbo Central Store on Healesville - Koo Wee Rup Road
Visit the Kirth Kiln on Soldiers Road off the Gembrook Launching Place Road, about 2
km of good dirt road in each direction.
Lunch at the Ranges Hotel on the main street in Gembrook at 12.15 pm.
A short final ride to One Tree Hill Park at Ferny Creek for a total of 130 km.
Kirth Kiln, Chacoal Ride Route
Start Left Shell Lilydale Service Station headed east on Maroondah Highway.
0.6 Right Mangans Road before Warburton intersection.
2.3 Rig-T Old Gippsland Road.
2.9 Left Old Gippsland Road.
3.4 Left Alfred Road.
3.6 Strait C401 Swansea Road, Montrose.
9.5 Left C415 Mount Dandenong Road, Mount Dandenong.
31.2 Left C412 Belgrave, Burwood Highway.
35.5 Strait C404 Monbulk in Belgrave, Monbulk Road.
40.8 STOP Short Stop at Kay's Picnic Ground.
43.1 Left C404 Silvan in Monbulk.
46.2 Right C405 Monbulk - Seville Road, Wandin East Road.
56.1 Right Beenak Road, sharp right after left hand corner.
62.8 Left-T Enter Driveway before intersection, Yellingbo Central Store.
62.8 COFFEE Coffee Stop at Yellingbo Central Store (10.00) ph 5964 8200
North Left along C411 Healesville - Koo Wee Rup Road.
68.1 Rig-T B380 Warburton Highway.
70.2 Right Lusatia Park Road.
78.1 Rig-T C424 Gembrook - Launching Place Road.
88.6 Right Soldiers Road on corner, with give way sign.
88.6 VISIT Stop and visit Kirth Kiln on left , park through the bolards.
Reverse Reverse to Gembrook Road.
90.5 Rig-T C424 Gembrook - Launching Place Road.
98.8 Right C412 Main Street in Gembrook.
99.3 LUNCH Lunch at Ranges Hotel in Gembrook, (12.15) ph 5968 1220.
West C412 Main Street to Emerald.
111.4 Right C406 Monbulk, in Emerald.
114.2 Left Kallista - Emerald Road.
122.4 Strait Sherbrooke Road at roundabout.
126.8 L & R One Tree Hill Road.
129.7 FINISH Finish One Tree Hill Park at Ferny Creek.