Rose River Bridle Track - Bushwalking Victoria


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Rose River Bridle Track Alpine National Park

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  • Walk Length: 10 km
  • Walk duration: 5 hours
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Style: Return
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Walk Summary

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

Walk Description

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.





Getting There

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.

Further Information

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

VicmapIndex to Hard Copy topographic maps; Online access to 1:30,000 topographic maps

Parks VictoriaAlpine National Park website.  Look for Park Note called "Valleys and Bluffs - around Mansfield and Whitfield"

Bureau of Meteorology:  Benalla 7 day forecast, Mt Hotham 7 day forecast

Mobile phone coverage information  

Information on WhitfieldKing Valley Tourism

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