|Snowy River National Park, 114,505 ha in size, is dominated by the Snowy River and offers spectacular river scenery, magnificent deep gorges, old growth alpine ash forests of Mt Gelantipy, distinctive pine woodlands in the valley, undisturbed catchments of the Rodger River and breathtaking wilderness areas.
The Snowy River is renowned for canoeing and rafting, and this remote park is ideal for those who appreciate magnificent forests, rugged gorges and wild landscapes.
Things to do:
Silver Mine Walking Track - Explore relics from early 1900s silver mining operations adjacent to the Snowy River in this 15.5km loop walk. The walk is recommended as an overnight trip. Starting from McKillop Bridge, the Silver Mine track links fire access and other minor tracks in a varied and interesting route, including a section of the bank of the Snowy River. The path is broad, well graded and carefully benched where it sidles steep hillsides.
Four Wheel Driving - Four wheel drive through this remote park and enjoy spectacular river scenery, deep gorges, waterfalls and magnificent forests.
Tulloch Ard Lookout Walk - Starting in the tall Mountain Grey Gum forest of the Snowy River National Park, the Tulloch Ard Lookout Walk steadily descends through a range of different vegetation and finishes on a sheer-sided rocky ridge that overlooks the wild Snowy River and the rugged escarpments around the Tulloch Ard Gorge.
On the way, look for lyrebirds, Wonga pigeons and wedge-tailed eagles.
Distance: 3.2km return
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Grade: Level 3: Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may have short steep sections, a rough surface and steps.
Start: Tulloch Ard car park
Finish: Tulloch Ard car park
Little River Gorge Visitor Area - Little River Gorge, Victoria's deepest gorge, is to the west of McKillop Bridge and downstream from the junction of the Little River and Snowy River. After a well-signed 800 metre drive off the Bonang-Gelantip Road, a 400 metre walking track leads to a cliff-top lookout over the gorge. The descent beyond Little River Gorge into McKillop Bridge is one of Victoria's most precarious roads, unsuitable for caravans and semi-trailers.
Raymond Creek Falls - Raymond Creek Falls in the south of the park can be reached all year round from Orbost along Moorsford Road. A short 30 min walking track leads to a view of Raymond Creek Falls plunging 20 metres into a deep, clear pool.
McKillops Bridge - McKillops Bridge is one of the few places in the park with access to the Snowy River by conventional vehicles. It is the best canoe-launching place for experienced adventurers wanting to explore the gorges downstream. McKillops Bridge is one of the few places with conventional vehicle access to the Snowy River. The Deddick River meets the Snowy just upstream of the bridge and wide sandy beaches with shallow rock pools between the rapids make this a great swimming spot.