Date of Walk: 25/01/2009
Length (km): 300 m
Time (hrs/min): 20 min
Return / Circuit / One-Way / Partial Circuit: Return
Region: North-East Victoria
Park: Alpine National Park
Closest Town: Whitfield
Maximum Height: Unknown
Map: None Available (I wasn’t able to find one via Parks Victoria or DSE and copyright prevents me from providing any others – However, a map is not necessary as it will be easy to follow the track with my notes or the Northern Walks map I’ve mentioned below)
Further Details / Source(s): ParkWeb Park Note: Alpine National Park – Valleys and Bluffs – Car tours and walks around Wabonga Plateau, Mt Cobbler and Powers Lookout
Getting There: Download the Park Note above and the use the map to find Paradise Falls via Whitfield.
Comments: Though you can drive your car right to Powers Lookout (ie. it can hardly constitute a walk!), there is a series of steep ladders from the carpark that make up a 300 metre walk to a second lookout at the northern-most part of the rocky outcrop.
It is believed that the bushranger Henry Power used this area to view approaching troopers during his period of notoriety in North-East Victoria. He is said to have been captured at the lookout in June 1870.
Obviously, I’d only really recommend visiting if you’re in the area because it’s not worth travelling for such a short walk. This is still a really beautiful place!
Rocks near the lookout
View from the Northern lookout
Track back to the carpark and main lookout
While you’re in the area, why not check out…
- Snow Road Produce
A newcomer In the tiny township of Milawa, Snow Road Produce is in the perfect location to browse, taste & buy all of the area’s delicious produce under one roof.
Home cooked breakfasts, coffee, cakes & gourmet sandwiches, as well as cheese & charcuterie platters, are available to enjoy at an indoor or outdoor table, or on one of their comfy day-beds. A wide range of local wines, bottled beers, and even Beechworth Brewery beers on tap, make this an even more attractive idea.
The proprietors, Lachlan & Emma, provide excellent service & will happily offer advice on the regions produce & attractions.
I highly recommend stopping in for a visit whenever you’re in the area, or passing through, on your next walking holiday.
Disclaimer: Lachlan and Emma are good friends of mine, but I wouldn’t be recommending Snow Road Produce if I didn’t believe you’d be impressed with their business and friendly customer service.
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