Top hikes in Wangaratta
Published on 02 December 2020
With the weather warming up and cabin fever at an all-time high, there’s never been a better time to dust off your hiking boots.
Wangaratta is home to a great range of cycling and hiking trails, having recently launched a comprehensive Tracks & Trails Guide that covers over fifty trails in the area.
Suited to all ages and abilities, each trail is graded in terms of difficulty and distance, making it easier than ever to find the best walks out there for you.
Seeing as you’re spoilt for choice, we thought we’d highlight a few favourites!
Mt Glenrowan lookout walk
Known for its rich history and gourmet wineries, Glenrowan is home to the scenic Mt Glenrowan Lookout Walk. With panoramic views of the snowcapped Victorian Alps, and the sweeping views of the King Valley and Warby Ovens River, this one is sure to take your breath away.
Eldorado Dredge loop
A town renowned for its gold mining roots, the Eldorado Dredge Loop offers a short scenic stroll around the pond as you explore one of Australia’s most authentic country towns. If you’re up for more of an adventure, the Eldorado Shared Path is just that, winding its way through the town, showcasing the many of the historical landmarks as well as natural beauty.
In the heart of the King Valley, you’ll find Powers Lookout, the once-upon-a-time hideout of Victorian bushranger, Harry Power. It has amazing views of surrounding mountains and valleys, including the King Valley and the Victorian Alps as well as some of the region’s spectacular native flora and fauna.
Mt Cobbler walking track
Venture into the Alpine National Park to find Mount Cobbler, a mountain renowned for its picturesque, rocky alpine summit. A bit more on the challenging end of the scale, the Mount Cobbler Walking Tracks offers breathtaking scenery and a unique insight into the region’s beautiful wild flowers, with a 10km track culminating to an open plain right amongst the Victorian High Country.
From rigorous mountain hikes to scenic casual strolls, the Rural City of Wangaratta is the perfect region to suit your next adventure, with an abundance of tracks and trails to enjoy during your stay.
Get your copy of the Tracks and Trails publication at www.visitwangaratta.com.au/tracksandtrails or by visiting the Wangaratta Visitors Information Centre.