A picturesque alpine walk which takes you down a fairly steep gradient to a platform offering views of Carmichael falls. Along the way, turn off to a secret river and mini falls!
Wander through Dinner Plain village to the Alpine bog reserve and onto the 4WD track which runs behind the village. From the start of the walk to the Carmichael Falls it's a 2km return journey down some fairly steep terrain.
The track is a cleared single track through the alpine forest but easy to identify and marked by orange markers. Along the path nature may have placed little hazards, like water on the path. It is wet up here so wear sturdy and protective footwear.
From the viewing platform, turn around and come back the way you came.
At the day car park there is an information hut with toilets and a big map to help you find your way.
This walk goes through the Alpine bog reserve, onto the red lined 4WD track then to Charmichael Falls.
Right next to the information hut and sign posts is a playground, giant chess board and picnic tables.
This track loops the village and takes you to the start of the Charmichael Falls track.
Much of this area was cleared to make a fire break to protect the village from the 2012 summer bushfires.
Look out for this sign on your right and follow this path.
Look out for these orange markers hanging on the tree trunks to guide your way.
The colors of nature change with the seasons.
Look out for the unmarked fork in the path leading down to another mini falls.
The fresh snowy water making it's way down the mountain.
There can be water on the track in places.
The highland scenery.
Turn around here so you can take note of the entrance to the Alpine Bog track on your return.
The track cuts back and forth down this steep section to the viewing platform.
Just a little way further down the track is this viewing platform.
This photo is from the Dinner Plain website, click the link for more information on visiting the area.
From the viewing platform you can see for miles over the undulating mountains and tree tops.
Turn off to your left and follow the track through this permanently wet area which supports rare flora and fauna.