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: Yes
Walk Details Collated: February 2010
Walk Details Provided By: Waverley Bushwalking Club
This walk features alpine vegetation and flowers and great views across Rocky Valley Dam and the Bogong High Plains.
Follow the well marked marked Heathy Spur walking track up a gentle ascent through varied vegetation with lovely flowers until it joins the main Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT)/Big River Fire Trail.
Turn left and follow the AAWT until you reach the Alpine Walking Track pole 817 or the sign to Mt Nelse. Leave the track and turning to the right, walk directly to the cairn on Mt Nelse. There is no track but aim for the highest point and the cairn will become visible.
Return by the same route.
On reaching the AAWT/Big River Fire Trail, there are several options available for this walk including:
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To reach Falls Creek from Melbourne, take the Hume Highway (M3) north of Melbourne to north of Glenrowan. Take the Snow Road exit (C522) and continue through Myrtleford, Bright, Mount Beauty and on to Falls Creek village.Falls Creek is 386kms from Melbourne.
From Falls Creek Village continue by car on the Bogong High Plains Road to the far end of Rocky Valley Storage Dam wall where there is a small car park and information board.
The bushwalking season in alpine areas is usually from November to May but can vary according to weather conditions.
Parks Victoria: Alpine National Park
Parks Victoria: Alpine NP – High Country Bogong High Plains Park Note
In summer, there is accommodation and food available at Falls Creek 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: Online access to 1:30,000 topographic maps