Distance: 4 Km | Duration: 1.5 Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: Return
Best Season: Summer, Autumn, Spring
About the Walk
This walk starts on the east side of the road opposite Cresta Valley ski area. Subalpine plant communities and masses of wildflowers are a highlight in late summer. This is a short but delightful nature walk along Dickson's Creek to the falls where there is a spectacular view over Buckland Valley. 60m climb and descent. Retrace route to the start of the walk.
The Walk in Detail
The walk begins in an open grassy area but soon gets into areas of snowgum. It is generally level as you follow along Dickson's Creek.
One of the delights of the creek is the number of trout in it. These can be seen if you approach each hole quietly. When the falls are reached there is a spectacular view over the Buckland Valley lying below. It is this view that makes the walk worthwhile. 60m climb and descent.
Drive towards Bright via Hume Highway, Wangaratta and Myrtleford. Take the turn off to Mt Buffalo near Porepunkah. Drive up Mt Buffalo and continue driving south (that is take the right fork just after you reach the plateau level (the left fork goes to the chalet) until you reach the Cresta Ski Area, about 8 km beyond the Chalet turn-off.
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