4wding in Howqua Hills


4wding in Howqua Hills

Howqua Hills Historic Area

There are many four-wheel drive tracks to explore taking you further into the High Country. Howqua Hills Historic Area is a great base to explore the nearby Alpine National Park and State Forest.

Use Howqua Hills Historic Area as your base and take a drive through the high country. Visit Bluff and Lovick's Huts or head down to Pikes Flat, which can be accessed via 16 Mile Jeep Track. This is a difficult and relatively steep four-wheel drive track and is not recommended in wet weather. 

Bindaree Flat is located next to the Howqua River. It's a great camping spot with an old foresters hut. To get there, you can drive via Pikes Flat on 16 Mile Jeep Track or via Bluff Link Road, which is an easier four-wheel drive track. Complete the circuit by driving into the Mansfield State Forest along Bindaree Road, a two-wheel-drive road, to Bindaree Falls. It's just a short 10-minute walk to view the amazing falls. From Bindaree Falls, continue on to Craig's Hut, then return to Howqua Hills Historic Area via the circuit road and Howqua Track.

Drive to Cobbler Lake via King Hut and take in the amazing views across the Alps. A couple of kilometres before the lake, stop at the stunning Dandongadale Falls. Return on the Whitfield Road to Mansfield, ensuring you drop in at Powers Lookout on the way. Take the Bluff Track or Brocks Road and descend into the secluded Wonnangatta Valley. Uncover the history and heritage of the High Country while admiring the dramatic landscape. Along the way you'll find old mining town ruins, cattleman's huts and panoramic views.

Things To Do

Fry's Hut, Howqua Hills Historic Area

Bushwalking in Howqua Hills Historic Area

Take in all the Howqua Hills has to offer with one of the many walks available. From short family walks to challenging hikes, Howqua Hills Historic Area has a variety of walks to choose from.
A couple sit and look at a map next to their tent and car.

Camping in Howqua Hills Historic Area

These are several camping options along the banks of the Howqua River. The sites are free and no bookings are required. All sites are a great base for bushwalking, four-wheel driving, fishing and relaxing.
A man on a horse leads another horse across the Bogong High Plains.

Camping with your horse in the Howqua Hills

Fry’s Flat and Tunnel Bend are the designated horse camping sites located on the scenic river flats at each end of Howqua Hills Historic Area. They provide the opportunity for people to camp with their horses and explore the surrounding area on horseback.

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