Distance: 5 Km | Duration: Hrs | Grade: TBA | Rating: | Style: Circuit
Best Season: Summer
About the Walk
This short easy walk takes you to a small basalt knoll with great views of Falls Creek and the surrounding high country area. Its well worth the effort.
The Walk in Detail
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.
Getting ThereTravel 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.
As this is a walk in an alpine area it is important to include warm gear and waterproofs in your day-pack