Tower Lookout (Warby-Ovens National Park)

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Tower Lookout (Warby-Ovens National Park)

Tower Lookout is a great spot to stop for a picnic and enjoy a glimpse back in time. A picnic table and fireplaces with grills are provided.

Follow the short track up the hill from the car park to admire panoramic views to the north and west from the foundations of the historic fire tower. Take the track past the picnic area to see the impressive stone cairn constructed as a survey marker in 1941.

Fires are permitted in the fireplaces provided, if: it is not a day of Total Fire Ban, a 3-metre area around it is cleared of anything flammable, an adult is in attendance at all times and at least 10 litres of water are available for immediate use. Put the fire out with water, not soil. When the campfire is cool to touch, it is safe to leave.

Woody debris on the ground provides important habitat for small animals. Help us protect the park’s wildlife by bringing firewood with you. Please take your rubbish home for recycling or disposal.

How to get there

Tower Lookout (Warby-Ovens National Park)

Facilities

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Need to know

Tower Lookout (Warby-Ovens National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No camping
  • No firearms allowed

Warnings

  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care
    • Trees may fall take care
  • 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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