Morgans Lookout (Warby-Ovens National Park)

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Morgans Lookout (Warby-Ovens National Park)

Morgans Lookout on Mt Glenrowan offers unparalleled views of the Ovens and King Valleys and the Victorian Alps. It can only be accessed on foot or by mountain bike via the Mt Glenrowan Lookout Walk (Grade 3, 9km return, 4 hours).

During his travels through the area in 1836, Major Mitchell named the Warby Range 'Futters Range'. It was later renamed after Ben Warby, who took up the 9300ha Taminick Pastoral Run in 1844.

Despite its modest height (approximately 515m) the 400 million-year-old granite range offered good vantage points to Ned Kelly and fellow bushrangers in the late 1800s. From Morgans Lookout on the summit of Mount Glenrowan they could easily see the comings and goings in the small town of Glenrowan.

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Morgans Lookout (Warby-Ovens National Park)

Need to know

Morgans Lookout (Warby-Ovens National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

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

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground

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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