Bush Walking

Glenrowan, Bird Watching
Amazing vistas. Vast wildlife.

Walking is a popular past time for locals and visitors alike. With a variety of tracks and trails to discover, some leading to impressive views out over the surrounding valley's and others to hidden waterfalls, each time you take a new track you will be pleasantly surprised. Home to many native animals - keep your eye and camera out for local Kangaroo's, Wombats and Goanna's to name just a few of the locals you will likely come across.

Popular walking tracks of the Warbys

WalkDescriptor
Sunrise TrackThis is a complex of tracks providing a choice of 2-6km walks from moderate to hard. The walks start from the end of Deloro Road. The last 500 metres of the road is rough and may be impassable to vehicles in a wet season. Walkers have two alternatives for commencement, either following the fenceline north just inside the gate, or to head westwards straight up the slope. The tracks do join, and for variety it is suggested that you follow the fenceline, and rejoin the main track further up. If you do this, the track will lead you to an old quarry which has a great view of the Ovens Plain and the mountains beyond. The quarry was noted for it's pink granite, and the Anglican Cathedral in Wangaratta was built of this stone. Follow the track past the quarry and after a reasonably steep climb you will soon join the main track. Continue further into the Range. You will soon see a track leading to the right. Continue further into the first of a number of loops that walkers can take according to the time and distance that they may wish to spend. To do the full walk, take this track to the right (the Sunrise Loop) and follow it in an anti-clockwise direction including the Taminick Loop. If you do not want to do the full walk, take the same track but turn left off it when you come to the Bracken Link, or continue on and take the next turn to the left. These alternative tracks link with the Sunrise Loop and eventually bring you back to the escarpment and down the slope to the carpark.
Salisbury FallsThe Salisbury Falls are at the end of Shanley Street and car parking is available here. The track is the commencement of a series of tracks which give a variety of alternatives. Walkers may wish to walk through to Wenhams Camp where basic overnight camp facilities are available; to arrange to be picked up at Wenham's or to take one of the alternative loop tracks available. It is a 9km return walk without taking alternatives. The first part of the walk is quiet steep, but from then on the grades are easy. If the falls are flowing, walkers may like to go to the base of the last fall near the starting point. Veer left from the track to do this. Otherwise, the main track initially follows the right hand side of the valley and climbs quite steeply, skirting the edge of the creek. There are some excellent views of cascades spilling down the escarpment in a series of drops. Eventually, a footbridge takes you over the creek at the end of the upper falls and continues into the Warby Range on to Wenham's Camp.
Mt GlenrowanThis track can be accessed by taking the Taminick Gap Road. Park your car at the top of the gap. The track is on the left passing a communications tower. It is a 9km return walk, with easy to moderate grades. Views of the Ovens Valley and Alps are excellent. The end of the track is at Mt Glenrowan which looks over the township of Glenrowan.
Friends TrackThe best spot to start this walk is from Wenhams Camp. This is a self-guided walk following a 4.6km loop, mostly of easy to moderate grade. It is best tackled in an anti-clockwise direction. Information stations describe the varied vegetation along the way. Take the opportunity to divert from the track to Kwat Kwat Lookout (1km return) which offers excellent views of the Ovens Valley and Victorian Alps.
Alpine Views TrackThis walk branches off Friends Track at two points. From Wenhams, it is 8km return. As the name suggests, the track provides excellent panoramas of the Victorian Alps. For the best views, do not take the first turn off Friends Track, but take the second turn about 500 metres past Mt Warby. The track branches off sharply to the right. Follow this in a clockwise direction. After a quite steep decent, the track reaches Boilerwood Track, an old logging road. Continue for only 1km and watch for a walking track off it to the right that will bring you back to Mt Warby and Friends Track (this last track is also part of the Salisbury Walk).
Briens Gorge FallsBriens Gorge has a picnic spot set in a delightful valley with a nearby waterfall of the same name. The walk to the foot of the falls is over stony track. It is perhaps the shortest walking track in the Warby's.
Pine Gully Nature WalkAccess is along the Wangaratta - Devenish Road. Turn sharp left not far past the sign indicating that you have now driven into the Benalla Rural City municipality. There is a picnic area about 500 metres from the main road. The walk starts from here. As the name suggests, the locality is noted for its native cypress pines. This walk, which is 2km, is best tackled in a clockwise direction. Most of the walk is easy, but there are some steep and rocky sections where walkers should take care. This is a self guided walk with information boards. Descend the slope from the carpark and cross the creek. Follow the circuit which will eventually bring you to the top of the Pine Gully Falls, a particularly attractive spectacle when flowing. The track then follows the creek and leads a short distance back to the picnic area.
Pangerang LookoutNot far past the turn off to Pine Gully, watch for a sign on the right to Pangerang Lookout. About 2kms from the main road, park where Ridge Road and Ferris Road meet. This is an easy 3km return walk. Panoramic views to the west take in Mt Major in the Dookie Hills and the Boosey Creek catchment.