Home Up Self Drive Tour Guide Skiing Mountain Biking Road Cycling Wineries Walks

 

Up
Walks near Mount Beauty
Sub-alpine walks
High Plains walks

WALKS

The area around Mount Beauty offers a wide variety of choice of walks

bullet

Short easy walks.

bullet

Family Walks.

bullet

Low level walks from Mount Beauty.

bullet

Mid level walks for most weather conditions.

bullet

Spectacular walks on the High Plains.

bullet

Adventurous walks of a full day or more.

Mountain walking represents one of the simple, free and truly memorable experiences that will retain from your holiday. It represents a variation from normal activities which is novel, satisfying and rewarding.

Family Walks

There is unlimited opportunity for short walks in the Kiewa Valley area. The following are a few suggestions. For further ideas and more information contact the National Parks or consult publications available in local outlets in Mount Beauty.

17 Suggested walks for family and other groups

Walks from Mount Beauty Township

  1. MOUNT BEAUTY PONDAGE

  2. RESERVOIR NO 2

  3. POLE LINE Track 

Walks near Mount Beauty

  1. SIMMONDS GAP

  2. MOUNTAIN CREEK

Walks between Mount Beauty and Falls Creekwalker_child_back_pack.jpg (13358 bytes)

These walks can usually be done during winter. If you are staying at Mount Beauty for skiing during winter, non skiers in your party can find plenty of walks and other activities to keep them occupied.

  1. LAKE GUY ROUND WALK

  2. GAUGE STATION

  3. CLOVER POWER STATION TO BOGONG VILLAGE

  4. CASCADE WALK

  5. BOGONG CREEK TRAMWAY

  6. BIG HILL

Walks on the High Plains

past Falls Creek Village and Rocky Valley Storage

  1. MT COPE

  2. EDMONDSON'S HUT - MT NELSE

  3. BASALT HILL

  4. WALLACE'S HUT - COPE HUT

  5. TAWONGA HUTS

Mt Bogong

  1. MT BOGONG day walk - Highest point in Victoria.

A longer but very rewarding walk is to climb Mount Bogong, Victoria's highest mountain. This is a full day walk. Start early and do not start out unless good weather is forecast. Take Mountain Creek road from Tawonga to the start at Mountain Creek picnic area. The most popular route is to climb the Staircase Track and return via Eskdale Track. 

Track Notes:

Distance 19 km 

Expected time around 8 hours to complete the circuit

Hard day walk.

Longer Bushwalks

There are excellent opportunities for longer bush walks too numerous to list here. If you are interested in these opportunities may we suggest you obtain one of the excellent guides to walks in the area.

These notes should be read carefully by all who wish to attempt walks of more than an hour's duration in elevated country above 1200 metres. Mountain weather is both extremely unpredictable and highly localised in character. Snowfalls and blizzards are always possible and especially likely in the winter months. The following points are important:

bullet

Don't walk alone. Notify someone of your intentions, preferably park rangers. Leave an entry in the intentions box at the beginning of the walk. If your plans alter or the weather changes for the worse, record your progress and intentions in the guest log book of any hut you visit. Make sure that you carry a working pencil or pen.

bullet

Take a map and compass and be familiar with their use.

bullet

Check with local people about the likely weather before starting. Don't start if predictions are for bad weather.

bullet

Wear sturdy footwear ( Thongs, gumboots and fashion wear are unsuitable) 

bullet

Take rainproof parkas with hoods and spare warm clothing.

bullet

Take spare food (e.g. chocolates, nuts, muesli bars, bananas)  together with your prepared lunch and something from which to drink.

bullet

Take matches, simple first aid equipment and a watch.

bullet

Don't start your walk too late and so take the chance of being trapped by falling light.

bullet

On your return Don't forget to contact the person you notified about your intended walk.

 

Quick Booking                Site Contents                  Floor Plan                    Search                Check Tariffs

Kiewa View at Mount Beauty    Kiewaview.com
Copyright 1999 Sweetwater Management Enterprises Pty Ltd     All rights reserved.
Revised: July 16, 2015