Blowhard Spur - Bushwalking Victoria

Blowhard Spur Lake Eildon National Park

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  • Walk Length: 12 km
  • Walk duration: 4hrs
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Circuit
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Blowhard Spur

Walk Summary

Walk Category:  Short

Nearest Town:  Eildon

Walk Area:  North Central Victoria

Getting There:  Car

Distance from Melbourne GPO:  150km

Mobile phone coverage:  From high points only

Walk data compiled:  July 2012

Walk details provided by: CAEX Bushwalking Club

Walk Description

Start at Devils Cove camping area and walk northwards along the access road for about 400m to the Perfect Cure Nature Trail.  Follow this trail for about 500m before veering right to begin the steep climb up along Keg Spur Track to High Camp.  This track has quite a lot of loose gravel so take care.  At High Camp take time to enjoy the views before you turn right along Blowhard Spur track.  There are several short climbs and descents before reaching the Devass Gully track.  Continue straight ahead up the steep climb to the summit of Blowhard. 

Blowhard is the highest point on the walk and on clear day the views are spectacular, encompassing Lake Eildon, Cathedral Range, Mt Torbreck, Mt Buller and The Bluff.  In winter it should be possible to see snow on these peaks. 

Continue on down the Blowhard Spur Track to its junction with the Cook Point and Wallaby Bay Tracks near the lake shore.  The return walk to Cook Point will add 320m to the walk.

Turn right along the Wallaby Bay Track that follows the lake shore back to road at Wallaby Bay.  Continue along the road for 1.5kms back to the start point at Devils Cove.

Options

This walk can be done in either direction.

If there is more than one vehicle in the party the walk can be shortened by approx 2kms by leaving one vehicle at Wallaby Bay and one at Devils River.

Walk Map

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Getting There

From Alexandra, follow the signs to Eildon National Park.  11 kms from Alexandra turn left at the roundabout on Skyline Road to the Fraser Camping Area and follow the signs to Candlebark and Devil Cove.

Further Information

The Devil Cove camping area is only open in peak times such as Christmas and Easter.  The nearby Candlebark camping area is open all year and has flush toilets, showers, water and some fireplaces.  Fees apply to camp and bookings are required.

You pass an information office /kiosk on the way into the park.

Parks Victoria:  Lake Eildon National Park

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