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Mt Beauty day walks

Postby Baeng72 » Wed 03 Mar, 2021 6:33 pm

I'm going to be taking the family up to Mt Beauty soon, not camping, but looking for a not too hard walk we can do.
I suggested the Staircase spur up and back to my wife, she suggested castration and divorce.
So, maybe something less ambitious.
Are there scenic walks that a fat *&%$#! recovering from a broken foot (mostly good), with non hiking wife and kids can walk?
I was thinking drive up to Falls Creek and look around, maybe a walk around Mt Beauty.
Also, I reckon the walk around Mountain Creek campground is one possibility. I walked there the night before I walked up Mt. Bogong.
We will probably Checkout Tawonga Gap lookout.
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Re: Mt Beauty day walks

Postby neilmny » Thu 04 Mar, 2021 3:47 am

A couple of really easy walks they might like are Fainters Falls near Bogong Village (2km return)
Ropers Lookout at Falls Creek from the eastern end of the dam wall (4km return).
Then there is Tawongs Huts from Pretty Valley pondage car park (8km return). Very scenic.
The Mt. Cope walk from the Mt. Cope carpark. Great views. (3.5km return)
A really nice one is Wallaces Hut from the carpark through to the Rovers Lodge then Cope Hut then loop back on the track through some magnificent snow gums to Wallaces hut and back to your car.
It's easy walking and you get to see a couple of huts as well. The loop is about 6.5km.

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Re: Mt Beauty day walks

Postby paidal_chalne_vala » Thu 04 Mar, 2021 7:33 am

Ditto +1
for above.
:-)

The BHP area has super easy walks , huts, snow gums and views and they can be used as beginner/intermediate XC ski routes in season too.

With the right car( AWD/ 4WD) you can get up to the locked gate of Big Hill from Cranky Charlie on the Falls Creek road. From there to the top of Big Hill is about 3 kms , mostly up hill.

File under not flat , not for the unfit .
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Re: Mt Beauty day walks

Postby Baeng72 » Thu 04 Mar, 2021 8:42 am

Thanks!
That's what I was after.
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Re: Mt Beauty day walks

Postby north-north-west » Thu 04 Mar, 2021 11:39 am

Baeng72 wrote:... she suggested castration and divorce.


Redundant. Surely one or the other would suffice.
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Re: Mt Beauty day walks

Postby eggs » Thu 04 Mar, 2021 11:59 am

Is Fainters Falls walk currently closed?
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Re: Mt Beauty day walks

Postby Baeng72 » Thu 04 Mar, 2021 12:56 pm

north-north-west wrote:
Baeng72 wrote:... she suggested castration and divorce.


Redundant. Surely one or the other would suffice.

She does redundant vindictiveness well. :)
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Re: Mt Beauty day walks

Postby Baeng72 » Thu 04 Mar, 2021 1:00 pm

eggs wrote:Is Fainters Falls walk currently closed?

I saw something like this when I looked it up, but Parks site doesn't mention it's closed.
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Re: Mt Beauty day walks

Postby gmac » Thu 04 Mar, 2021 7:35 pm

Hi Eggs Stayed at the Fainters for 2 nights last week all open went over to Bogong Jacks and and came back via the summits. Weather was good bit cool on the Monday night but no rain. Gary Mac
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Re: Mt Beauty day walks

Postby Baeng72 » Sat 06 Mar, 2021 5:28 pm

A quick but lovely trip up to Mt Beauty/BHP.
I hope to get up there for a hike not too far in the future.
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