Top 5 things to do in Walhalla and Mountain Rivers

Walhalla and Mountain Rivers have a range of exciting experiences to explore, with this region famous for its stunning natural environment, here are just a few of our favourite activities:

Poverty Point

Immerse yourself in stunning natural bushland, enjoy the peace and tranquillity while taking in sights of old mine heads, and remnants from stories of yesterday at Poverty Point.

Poverty Point Circuit Walk follows the first 8km of the Australian Alpine Walking Track. Enjoy the natural surroundings and the track winds its way past mine heads and stunning natural gullies. About 4km into the walk you will reach the spot this walk is most famous for, Poverty Point Bridge, a spectacular sight and the perfect spot for those looking for incredible photo opportunities.

Poverty Point Bridge, also known as the Tramway Bridge and the Old Steel Bridge was built in the 1900s to serve the Long Tunnel Mine during the gold rush in Walhalla.

Mushroom Rocks

This popular walk along a section of the Australian Alpine Walking Track in the Baw Baw National Park leads to a maze of giant granite tors.

The track is clearly defined and there are no side tracks till you reach Mushroom Rocks. As you head up the track you will find campsites littered amongst the granite tors (so you can always spend the night if you want to!).

Horseshoe Bend Tunnel

Start at the Horseshoe Bend Tunnel and reconnect with nature and experience an important part of Victorian Goldrush history. The Thomson River Diversion Tunnel, commonly known as the Horseshoe Bend Tunnel, is located about 4km south-west of the historical Walhalla township.

The track takes you through a beautiful, natural bushland setting and is a great way to spend the day, enjoy the outdoors and experience a glimpse into some of the man-made marvels, that resulted from the Walhalla Goldrush.

Erica Mountain Bike Track

This mountain bike park is made up of two sets of trails carved out on either side of the highway at Erica. To the south is Collins Siding, where the trailhead is on the western side of the Moe–Rawson Road, less than a kilometre from the village.

Here is 13 kilometres of challenging single track, including Axeman, the steep and slippery Scream and Roots and All. On the other side of town at Mill Park is another 17 kilometres of generally easier single track with Crazy Snake, Bones and SSS. These trails twist, turn, climb and fall across some moderate slopes.

Mt Baw Baw

Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort is nestled high amongst the Great Dividing Range, and is the closest downhill ski resort to Melbourne. The resort is situated on the edge of the Baw Baw Plateau and offers spectacular views across West Gippsland towards Bass Strait and Western Port Bay. There are colourful wildflowers throughout summer and an abundance of animal life, making it a spectacular year-round destination.

Adventure seekers of all ages will enjoy the action on offer at Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort, with multiple terrain parks, downhill ski runs, snowboarding and plenty of space to indulge in a little snow play or tobogganing.

To learn more about the rest of the region and how else you can make your stay a memorable one, visit www.visitbawbaw.com.au

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