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Warby-Ovens National Park



The 14,655 ha Warby-Ovens National Park is characterised by three distinct vegetation communities - the granitic hills and woodlands of the Warby Range, the Box-Ironbark of the Killawarra Forest and the Redgum forest and wetlands of the unregulated Ovens Heritage River.

How to Get There - Warby-Ovens National Park is 240km north east of Melbourne and 10km west of Wangaratta. It is best accessed from Wangaratta via Wangandary and Yarrawonga Roads.

Things to do
Bike riding
Bike riding is permitted on open vehicle roads tracks and some management tracks including Pangarang Lookout Walk and Ridge Track to Mount Glenrowan. Riding is prohibited on all other walking tracks and areas affected by Cinnamon Fungus.

The Friends Walking Track may be used by both walkers and bike riders between the hours of 6pm and 11pm Monday to Sunday and 8am to 12 noon on Saturday and Sunday. Bike riders must give way to walkers and remain on the tracks at all times.

Walking tracks
Friends Track is a self-guided walk starting from Wenhams Camp and is a moderate 4.6km loop track taking approximately two hours to complete. There is an opportunity to divert from the track to Kwat Kwat Lookout (1km return) with excellent views of the Ovens Valley and the Victorian Alps. Mountain bike riders are permitted to use this track so look out for cyclists.

The Friends of the Warbys Arboretum - A walk through the Arboretum at Wenhams Camp helps visitors identify the park’s diverse range of plants.

Salisbury Walk (4.5km), starting from Shanley Street, makes its way up the Salisbury Falls Gorge to Wenhams Camp via Friends Track. An alternative route via Alpine Views Track looks out over the Ovens Valley. The track is steep in places and a moderate level of fitness is required.

Sunrise Walk is a complex of tracks providing a choice of two to six kilometre walks ranging from moderate to hard. The walks start from the end of Delloro Road and climb up to the plateau to the west. During spring a variety of wildflowers beautify the area. At the start is a 1.5km return walk to a quarry where granite was obtained to build the Anglican Cathedral in Wangaratta.

Pangarang Lookout Walk begins from Ferris Road and is an easy 3km return offering panoramic views to the west.

Pine Gully Nature Walk provides a good interpretation of the park's natural values on a 2km self-guided loop walk. The walk takes about an hour to complete and is steep and rocky in places. Suitable footwear is essential.

Mt Glenrowan -There is no better place to view the Ovens and King Valley and the Victorian Alps than from this vantage point. The 9km return walk to the lookout begins from the stile at Taminick Gap and follows Ridge Track. There is one steep section of sealed road leading up to the communication towers near the start of the walk, while the remainder is moderate to easy

Camping
There are campgrounds at Wenhams Camp and The Forest Camp. No bookings, no fees.

Fishing
Murray Cod are frequently caught in the Lower Ovens River. Most are returned to the river to ensure the ongoing survival of this iconic fish.

Prospecting
A small area in the Killawarra section of the park is available for gemstone prospecting, in particular the mineral Wavelite. Prospectors must hold a Miners Right or Tourist Fossicking Authority.

Briens Gorge
Enjoy a picnic or barbecue at Briens Gorge. There are also barbecue facilities and picnic tables at Ryans Lookout, Pine Gully Picnic Area and Adams/Tower Road.

Camerons Bend
The lower reaches of the Ovens River offer some of the best still water canoeing in the state among a maze of channels and wetlands. With care, power boats can explore the river for several kilometres upstream from Camerons Bend.

Pine Gully Picnic Area
Enjoy a picnic or barbecue at Pine Gully Picnic Area. There are pit toilets here. There are also barbecue facilities and picnic tables at Briens Gorge, Ryans Lookout and Adams/Tower Road. There are no stores or kiosks around the park.

Ryans Lookout
The views from Ryan's Lookout are exceptional, especially in winter with snow covered peaks in the distance. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue at Ryans Lookout. There are also barbecue facilities and picnic tables at Briens Gorge, Pine Gully Picnic Area and Adams/Tower Road.

For a pleasant drive, from Ryan's Lookout follow Gerrett's Road, turn right into Adam's Road, then follow Tower Road to Boweya Road and return to Wangaratta. To visit the Killawarra Forest enter via Camp Road from Boweya Road turn right into Center Road, re-join Boweya Road via School House Road.


Address | Contact


Warby-Ovens National Park, Wangandary Road,  Wangandary 3678, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: X922 Ref: C7

Web Links


Link Warby-Ovens National Park

Link Warby-Ovens National Park - Park note (PDF)



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