Walk Category: Short
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Bright
Walk Area: North East Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 326 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Yes but coverage varies by provider
Walk Details Collated: October 2006
The walk begins in the park at the confluence of Morses Creek and the Ovens River. It follows the south bank of the Ovens River for about 3 km and then crosses via a footbridge to the north bank. The return trip is mostly along the river bank to the start.
The Ovens is a beautiful stream and it is a delight to walk along it, especially with a variety of exotic trees as well as some native forest in places. Much of the Ovens Valley upstream of Bright was dredged for gold up until the forties. The dredging turned the floor of the valley upside down and left very poor soil. Pine trees have been planted in many places and they thrive in the conditions. It is also possible to see the irregular nature of the terrain where the dredged material was put back.