The Moorooduc Quarry was established in 1887 and in 1888 a railway line was built from the quarry to Moorooduc Station so that stone and ballast could be transported from the quarry for the construction of the railway line between Baxter and Mornington. The quarry was closed in 1961 due to flooding and over time became a popular swimming hole for locals, later being transformed into the Moorooduc Quarry Flora and Fauna Reserve.
Moorooduc Quarry is a circuit, containing more than 200 stairs After completing the circuit, you can go to the quarry after and be treated to spectacular views of the lake. The trail is easy to follow..
The trek begins at the carpark on the road, and follows until the junction at the quarry. Follow the trail around the lake following the stairs until reaching the top. Follow the trail back down to the junction and proceed down the middle to the quarry (the view there is surreal). After you’re done, return back to the carpark
Alternative Starting spots
There is additional parking at: 450A Moorooduc Hwy, Mount Eliza VIC 3930 (however, I believe its meant to be for Mornington Railway and lake users, so it may be rude to use it).