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

Warnings

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

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.

Partial Park Closure Due to Flooding

Due to localised flooding on the Ovens River, 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, Mclaughlins Track, Camerons Track and South Track. 

Alternative Ovens River campsites can be found nearby at Parolas Bend and Naughtins Bend. Tracks remain wet in areas. Please drive with caution. 

Puzzle Bend Bridge Closure

The Puzzle Bend bridge within Warby-Ovens National Park is now closed to all traffic, including pedestrians, for safety reasons. This bridge has been closed to vehicle traffic for several years. 

Alternative camping spots on the Ovens River, in the Warby-Ovens National Park, can be found nearby at Camerons, Robinsons, Mcquades and Lavis Bends. 

Seasonal road closures 2021

Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate 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.

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