Walk Category: Day
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Falls Creek, Mount Beauty
Walk Area: North East Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 370 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: Partial, depends on location and service provider
Walk Details Collated: February 2010
Walk Details Provided By: Waverley Bushwalking Club
Walk NE up the Big River Fire Track and through the locked gates. Veer right at the signpost to Kelly's and Fitzgerald's huts, then continue right on the 4WD track where the pole line diverges left towards the huts.
Follow the track as it curves SE then south around Marum Point and descends to the aqueduct. Turn right (west) and follow the Langford East Aqueduct track to Langford Gap. There is a large quarry like area and a bridge over the aqueduct at Langford Gap.
Cross the aqueduct and walk up to the Bogong High Plains Road. Turn right (north) and follow the road to the start point.
Note that there is a pleasant lake adjoining the aqueduct about 1.5 km before Langford Gap which may offer a site for lunch.
Travel 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.
From Falls Creek Village continue by car on the Bogong High Plains Road until the start of the Big River Fire Track just past Watchbed Creek at 5.2 km from Falls Creek. Park the cars at the intersection.
The bushwalking season in alpine areas is usually from November to May but can vary according to weather conditions.
Parks Victoria: Alpine National Park,
In summer, there is accommodation and food available but no petrol. Refer Falls Creek website for more information.
1. VicMap 1:50,000 Bogong Alpine Area and Bogong Alpine Area Outdoor Recreation Guide, Spatial Vision Innovations, 2011
2. VicMap 1:30,000 T8324-2-4-2 & T8324-2-3-1
3. Victoria Topographic Map 8324 Bogong, 1: 100 000.
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