Friends Track (Warby-Ovens National Park)

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Friends Track (Warby-Ovens National Park)

This self-guided walk starts and ends at Wenhams Camp, with the opportunity of a diversion to Kwat Kwat Lookout via the Peregrine Track (1km return) for excellent views of the Ovens Valley and the Victorian Alps.

The 4.6km Grade 3 loop passes a stand of iconic Grasstrees and through granite hills and forest rich in birdlife and wildflowers in spring. Allow 2 hours.

Mountain bikes are permitted on this track. Cyclists must always give way to walkers and must not ride off the track.

Visitor Tips: The track is hilly in places and a reasonable level of fitness is required. It is a great family walk but not suitable for prams. Wear sturdy footwear and carry plenty of water, especially in hot weather.

How to get there

Friends Track (Warby-Ovens National Park)

Facilities

Carpark

Need to know

Friends Track (Warby-Ovens National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No firearms allowed
  • No firearms allowed
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No horses
  • No horses
  • No fires permitted

Warnings

  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes
  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
    • Slippery surface
  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Seasonal road closures 2022

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate from after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

Area Closure Due to Flooding

Due to localised flooding and wet weather, the following tracks are temporarily closed within the Warby-Ovens National Park: 


Hills Track, Wilsons Track, Boundary Track, Frosts Crossing Track, Ovens Track, Nicklaus Track, Yellow Creek Track, Robinsons Bend track, McQuades Bend track, Camerons Track and South Track.


Alternative Ovens River campsites can be found nearby at Mclaughlins Bend, however, tracks remain wet in areas. Please drive with caution. 

Japanese encephalitis in northern Victoria

Japanese encephalitis in northern Victoria
Japanese encephalitis (JE) has recently been detected in Victoria, with increased risk in the northern and north-west of Victoria and along the Murray River. This virus is spread to humans through mosquito bites and may cause a rare and potentially life-threatening infection of the brain. 
 
For information about how to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito bites before you head outdoors, visit the Beat the Bite- Better Health Website or see our visitor safety tips. 

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