Mount Beauty Gorge Walk 

31 Bogong High Plains Road, Mount Beauty 3699 Mount Beauty
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Nature Walks
2.8 km
1.5 hours
Grade 1: No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them. Walks no greater than 5km.
Grade 2: No bushwalking experience required. The track is hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.
Grade 3: Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep hill sections a rough surface and many steps. Walks up to 20km.
Grade 4: Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.
Grade 5: Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20km.

2.8 km / 1.5 hours return.

No bushwalking experience required. Formed track with some obstacles, short steep hills and occasional steps. Sign posted.
Start the walks from the Big Hill Mountain Bike Park, off the Bogong High Plains Road on the right side, heading towards Falls Creek. Walk uphill along the Aqueduct Track behind the large holiday apartments, follow the signposted track for 1km to a swing bridge over the West Kiewa River. To get to the adit/shaft and the canyon, plus get great views of the Gorge, cross over the swing bridge and walk uphill, you will come across a swimming hole and another 100m up the river. The adit was dug in the 1950?s to help with the construction of the Kiewa Scheme.

During summer, when the rocks are dry in the riverbed, it is possible to walk, wade and swim upstream for 400 metres to an impressive canyon.  Please be aware, at any time there may be unannounced increases in water flows/levels in the Mount Beauty Gorge as it is part of the working Snowy Mountain power system.  It is not advisable to wade into the river if you are not a strong swimmer or if the rocks are wet and slippery.

 

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