Walk Category: Short
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Falls Creek
Walk Area: North East Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 390km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes but coverage varies by provider
Walk Details Collated: January 2012
Walk Details Provided By: CAEX Bushwalking Club
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This short easy walk takes you to a small basalt knoll with great views of Falls Creek and the surrounding high country area.
The walk starts at the Information board and "Roper Lookout" sign at the eastern end of the Rocky Valley dam wall. Initially the trail follows an aqueduct for about 1.5 km before gently climbing a small hill. The track passes through snow gums and alpine meadows which usually have many flowers in summer.
After a short somewhat steeper section, the walk brings you out at a small basalt knoll which is Roper's Lookout. This is a great spot for a rest break or lunch so you can enjoy the excellent views of Falls Creek village and the surrounding high country. From here you can clearly see how close the 2003 bushfires came to Falls Creek village.
Retrace the same route to return to your car.
Travel to Falls Creek on the Hume Highway to Wangaratta. From Wangaratta take the Great Alpine Rd (route B500) to Myrtleford, Bright, Mount Beauty and then Falls Creek village.
The walking track to Roper Lookout commences several kilometres past Falls Creek along the Bogong High Plains Road. Cross over the Rocky Valley dam wall and park your car near the information board on the other side (eastern end) of the dam wall.
Parks Victoria: Alpine National Park
Parks Victoria: Alpine National Park Visitor Guide - Bogong area
Maps: VicMap 1:50,000 Bogong Alpine Area and Bogong Alpine Area Outdoor Recreation Guide, Spatial Vision Innovations, 2011
Bogong High Plains Road is closed during the winter season from Rocky Valley to Trapyard Gap in the Alpine National Park. Some roads and campsites in this park are subject to seasonal closures - Refer to the Alpine National Park website for details
Bushwalking Victoria's advocacy efforts aim to proactively influence decisions that impact on bushwalking and bushwalkers in Victoria, by engaging with key decision makers and land managers such as Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP)to ensure that bushwalking issues and opportunities are understood and considered when policies and decisions are made that impact on the bushwalking community in Victoria.
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