Myrtleford Mosaic Trail, Ovens River loop

Rotary Park, Myrtleford

Myrtleford Mosaic Trail, Ovens River loop

Rotary Park, Myrtleford
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1 h 19 m
5.28 km
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Thanks to two local artists this lovely walk along the Ovens River is home to 70 mosaics, hidden along it (probably more since this map was created!) How many can you find?

Myrtleford Mosaic Trail, Ovens River loop

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As if this 5km loop walk along the Ovens River and through Myrtleford's parks wasn't lovely enough, it's now peppered with whimsy thanks to two local women who've installed 70+ mosaics for little people to stumble across.

While there is a shorter option (just walk between Rotary Park and Apex Park, 2km one way) those who stray from the trail and do the whole loop will be rewarded.

Some works can be found hidden throughout the parks, extending further along the Rail Trail and off the beaten path within town. With over 70 locations and growing, it's a trail that is worth exploring with repeated visits.

*Please note the points of interest marked on this digital map are not indicative of the actual location of specific art works (that would spoil the fun!)

Those who would like some clues may wish to check out this online treasure hunt , which should help little people find their feet!

The track is sealed and mostly flat, so suitable for prams. Toilets are located at at Rotary Park in the car park, where you can also find an adjacent playground and picnic tables.

There are more public toilets available in town at Jubilee Park (Myrtle Street / Great Alpine Road)


Points of Interest

1. Rotary Park

You can begin this walk at Rotary Park. From the historic tobacco kiln head towards the bridge that crosses Happy Valley Creek.

2. First mosaic

If you can find this you've got your eye in!

3. Cross the bridge to begin

You're on the right track! The next mosaic is somewhere just across the other side of the creek.

4. Beautiful riverside walk

This is a gorgeous, green walk in itself - whether you feel like hunting down the art works or not.

5. Forested area

This is a lovely part of the walk, with a native forest feel and information on-hand about local wildlife. The birdsong is spectacular!

6. Landscape views

If you don't want to hunt down mosaics, this is still a beautiful walk with an established, sealed track!

7. Second bridge

You'll cross the Ovens River about here to continue.

8. Busy bees

You'll need to look up, down as well as in front of you to find as many mosaic critters as you can. Please note points of interest aren't indicative of the actual location of specific mosaics.

9. Who lives in the trees?

Don't believe in fairies? You may need to reconsider. Mosaic fairies definitely exist!

10. Fairy Wren

Splendid Fairy Wrens are so small and fast, this walk may be your only chance to get a really good look at one!

11. Artists behind the works

On a hot January night in 2019, the first guerrilla mosaics were secretly installed under a bridge in town. Learn a little more about the artists at the link below.

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Local Treasures Local Treasures
Art and Culture Art and Culture
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Park(s)/Garden(s) Park(s)/Garden(s)
Playground Playground
Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available
Seating Available Seating Available
Public toilets Public toilets
Pram friendly Pram friendly


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