Distance: 9 Km | Duration: 4 Hrs | Grade: Grade 2 | Rating: | Style: TBA | Map
About the Walk
Starting in central Wangaratta, this walk follows the Ovens River, the largest undammed river in Victoria. It includes beaches, billabongs, and aboriginal sites, featuring much First Nations cultural heritage and early European arrival history. There is much of riverine /environmental interest including the Mullinmur area with its educational focus.
The Walk in Detail
We will follow the Ovens River downstream along the Bullawah Cultural Trail, crossing two footbridges and under the railway bridge. The first section of 1.5 km is a sealed walking track. Eventually we turn off into dirt tracks through redgum forest, emerging at two sandy river beaches (called North Beaches). Between these beaches there are trees which are culturally significant to indigenous people. We continue to the Mullinmur area with its lagoon and riverside walking tracks, before returning to the starting point.
Meet at the Marmargun Rock located 100 metres from the east end of the footbridge across the Ovens River in Bickerton Street, Wangaratta. Parking available at Apex Park in Bickerton Street.