Alpine National Park: Moroka Gorge Walk

Moroka Road, Moroka VIC 3860, Australia

Alpine National Park: Moroka Gorge Walk

Moroka Road, Moroka VIC 3860, Australia
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1 h 30 m
6.02 km
Very Hard

Summary

Discover the variety and beauty of the alpine environment. Allow at least 8 hours return for this walk (12 kms return), ignore the suggested time.

Alpine National Park: Moroka Gorge Walk

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Description

This walk is north east of Licola, starting from Horseyard Flat, just off Moroka Road. From Horseyard Flat, follow the Moroka River downstream to a footbridge across the river. The foot track crosses an old 4WD track and continues down the west bank, crossing wetlands on a boardwalk and crossing Morgans Gully.

Watch for cushions of sphagnum moss and colourful wildflower displays in spring and summer. The track then follows the river downstream to the first waterfall. A rock platform provides an ideal viewing point to enjoy the rushing Moroka River plunging into a deep pool. Retrace your steps to Horseyard Flat.

There is no formal track beyond this point and the route is unmarked, steep and rocky. Progress to reach the main gorge at Lummican Gully is slow (allow 8-10 hours return), following the river downstream brings you to three spectacular waterfalls and the narrow gorge proper (dry weather only). This involves some rock hopping and should not be attempted when the river is high. Be alert for high river levels and fast flowing water which can make the Gorge hazardous.

Please contact Parks Victoria for more information on maps and directions. Further information from a local office should be sought before embarking on any of the walks. Visit http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/alpine-national-park/things-to-do/walking-and-hiking Email info@parks.vic.gov.au or phone 13 1963

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Points of Interest

1. Rivers

Be alert for high river levels and fast flowing water which can make the Gorge hazardous.The best walking period lasts from early November until late March.

2. Variety of views

The scenic walks take in a range of landscapes.

3. Falls

There are three waterfalls along the track.

Features

Natural Trail Natural Trail
Coast/River/Lake Coast/River/Lake
Drinking Water Available Drinking Water Available

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Very Hard
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