Mount Beauty Pebble Beach river walk

Embankment Drive, Mount Beauty (corner C531 HWY)

Mount Beauty Pebble Beach river walk

Embankment Drive, Mount Beauty (corner C531 HWY)

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53 m
3.59 km
Easy

This is a 4km-return walk from the town of Mt Beauty, tracing the eastern bank of the lovely Kiewa River. Wear your swimmers if you wish to take a dip at Pebble Beach!

Mount Beauty Pebble Beach river walk

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This is a 4km-return walk from the town of Mt Beauty, tracing the eastern bank of the lovely Kiewa River. Wear your swimmers if you wish to take a dip at Pebble Beach!

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This sealed walk path follows the Kiewa River (west branch) as it threads through the north end of the lovely town of Mount Beauty in the Happy Valley region.

The walk trail begins just off the main Highway into town, but the scenery certainly improves as you pass farmland, shady groves, happy riverside campers (in warmer months!) and then arrive at the inviting Pebble Beach area for a swim, if you fancy.

Pack your swimwear and some water shoes if the weather is warm, as the rocks are very slippery (and can be pointy and uncomfortable to walk on in bare feet).

When you approach the beach area the path splits - stay left and follow the river.

The 'beach' is really a calmer section of the river that opens up a little, though the current can still whistle along and there are smaller rapids to the north and south.

Currents can be quite strong (especially after rain). Always check conditions and it is not advisable for children or weaker swimmers (and never swim alone).

There are no toilets along the route.

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Points of Interest

1. Start of the walk path

You'll see trail marker signage here.

2. Welcome shade

The early part of the walk is quite exposed but begins to get shadier from about here.

3. Shared path

Be aware of cyclists and listen out for bells.

4. Happy campers

In warmer months you'll see many campers on the west side of the bank making the most of the cool river water.

5. Farm land

Enjoy the bucolic scenery!

6. Path splits: Keep left here

Continue to hug the river - you're almost there!

7. Pebble Beach

Here it is, the beach!

8. Cooling waters

Take necessary care if entering the water and pay attention to water speed, depth and conditions. Rocks are very slippery (and can be sharp) underfoot. Shoes advisable.

9. Mt Bogong

Victoria's highest peak is visible to the east. You'll need to zoom right out on our map to see its location relative to this walk.


Features

Picnic Spot Picnic Spot
Seating Available Seating Available
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river