Walk Category: Day
Getting There: Car
Nearest Town: Whitfield
Walk Area: North East Victoria
Distance from Melbourne GPO: 290 km
Mobile Phone Coverage: No
Walk Details Collated: February 2013
Walk Details Provided By: Benalla Bushwalking Club
The walk starts at the back of Bennies campground off the Cobbler Road.
The track is not signposted but follow the 4WD track from the back of the campground as far as possible. Cross a small stream and head up a prominent gully on your left. Do not follow the river. As you climb gradually keeping the gully on your right you will come across a benched track. The track is tagged with pink tape.
The track climbs to a saddle then descends to meet the Rose River and crosses the river to some river flats at this point. At the end of the flats cross the river again. The track crosses the river twice more before reaching the Wild Horse Gap Track and a pleasant lunch spot. Return via the same route.
Strongly recommended that walkers obtain the relevant Vicmap (see Further Information) before doing this walk.
Travel to Whitfield via either Wangaratta or Mansfield. Follow the sealed road 5km to Cheshunt and from here take the Rose River Road a further 15 km to the Upper Rose River Road. Follow this road a further 12 km to Bennies on the Rose River. Cross the river and travel a short distance to the Bennies Campground on your right.
Park Note entitled 'Valleys and Bluffs - around Mansfield and Whitfield' includes a map of this area with Bennies campground and Rose River clearly marked.
Maps: Vicmap 1:25000 Typo; VMTC Map - Wabonga Plateau; S.R & P.N Brookes map - 1:50,000 Wabonga Plateau; Natmap 1:100,000 Whitfield
Parks Victoria: Alpine National Park website. Look for Park Note called "Valleys and Bluffs - around Mansfield and Whitfield"
Information on Whitfield: King Valley Tourism
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