Mitta Mitta River walk

Mitta Mitta Historic Park Reserve, 5535 Omeo Highway, Mitta Mitta 3701

Mitta Mitta River walk

Mitta Mitta Historic Park Reserve, 5535 Omeo Highway, Mitta Mitta 3701

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1 h
3.28 km
Easy

This return walk follows the pretty, smooth rock bedded and tree lined Mitta Mitta River from Mitta Mitta township to Mill Picnic Area under a deciduous and indigenous canopy.

Mitta Mitta River walk

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Summary

This return walk follows the pretty, smooth rock bedded and tree lined Mitta Mitta River from Mitta Mitta township to Mill Picnic Area under a deciduous and indigenous canopy.

Description

Beginning at the Mitta Mitta Historic Park Reserve, this walk immediately encounters an open air museum of large scale mining relics before entering tree branched tunnels running along the river bank. Spring sees a dense green canopy forming to provide summer shade. In autumn deciduous leaves turn the canopy, sides and floor of the track into a closed world of yellow and brown.

Beside you, the river runs broad, fresh and clear over water smoothed stones. The current drags on trailing Weeping Willow tendrils as you pass. It is tranquil and quite romantic.

Anyone steady on their feet can manage this walk. The track is a formed gravel topped path close to the river. It is not always smooth and flat, but does not have any significant unevenness or gradient either. After a second small waterway crossing, the walk rises a bit to the Omeo Highway as the river bank steepens around a bend. Here you will walk beside the Highway for around 400 metres before returning to the riverside via a short set of steps. Keep an eye on any children with you.

Mill Picnic Area is where the old Saw Mill operated. It has sheltered picnic facilities, a fire pit, plenty of parking, non potable water and public toilets.

Dogs must be on a leash and under control at all times.

Other walks in this region
Pioneer Mine walk, Mitta Mitta
Waterfall and Darbyshire Hill trestle bridges walk
Mitta Bridge to Old Tallangatta
Playles Hill Lookout walk, Corryong
Koetong "Spa" and Wildflower walk

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Points of Interest

1. Open air museum

Large scale relics of local mining operations are on display here.

2. Trailhead

Four walks share a common start from this location. Follow the Mitta Mitta River walk directional signs as you go. There is a map at the entrance of the Historic Park. The General Store has hard copy.

3. The track

The track is formed with a layer of gravel spread over it. It sometimes narrows and slopes.

4. A romantic setting

This is an appealing walk for anyone, but there is something particularly winsome and romantic about it.

5. Small waterway crossing

From here the track rises gently to the side of the Omeo Highway.

6. View from the embankment

Look back to the river before arriving at the road.

7. Space on the verge

There is a fair bit of room for you to walk the 400 metres between the Highway and the river, but there is no barrier. Take care.

8. Back down to the river

A short flight of steps take you back down to the riverside.

9. An avenue of trees

The walk continues as a canopied avenue.

10. Mill Picnic Area public toilets

Public toilets are available here.

11. Picnic area

A sheltered picnic area and fire pit is provided.

12. River access

There is river access from the picnic ground. This can be a very swift waterway. Keep an eye on the kids.


Features

Picnic spot Picnic spot
Drinking water available Drinking water available
Seating available Seating available
Public toilets Public toilets
Historical interest Historical interest
Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river