Alternative walk, Falls Creek

Date(s) - 1 Feb 2020


  • Grade 3 Medium
  • Leader: Eileen Clark
  • Phone: 0412042195
  • Participant numbers:12
  • Final booking date: Wednesday 29 Jan 2020

At the time of writing (14 Jan) the Alpine National Park is closed to visitors but the area within the boundary of the Falls Creek Resort is open. If this situation remains, my walk scheduled for Roper Hut on 1 Feb will be cancelled and replaced with a walk within the resort boundary. Starting at Howmans Gap we will walk up Route 24 to the McKay Portal lookout for morning tea, then follow the road up past Eagle Rock (where we look down on the resort) and slowly descend to the banks of Rocky Valley Dam for lunch and a quick swim if you wish (too cold for me!). From there we will head back to the village and take the Packhorse Track back to the cars. The walk is about 20 km but can be shortened, some ups and downs but not too steep, and plenty of views if the smoke has cleared.

Final decisions about which walk will be made a day or two beforehand, with safety the paramount concern.