Despite the lack of prior notice, six keen walkers enjoyed a great day in very attractive bush. We were surprised to see so many campers in the car park, which is over the second bridge after leaving the Mount Buller road, but it was just after Easter. You turn off Mount Buller road to the left where several large tanks are situated, just after passing Saw Mill Settlement.
We followed the track beside the creek for a short distance before turning right at a sign post to climb a short distance to the timber track which still has a few rails visible. All the tracks are well maintained and the magnificent trees kept us cool. There are few bridges crossing the stream and you eventually arrive at a ruined timber bridge where the track reached a road. Just before this is a sign to a waterfall. This track was new to me and was finished in 2016. We decided to see this, and it was well worth the extra distance and some climbing. The falls are very attractive with a vertical drop of about 5 metres plus an extra drop further down.
It includes some very colourful vegetation. The return walk turns right at a signpost with 3 signs on it but doesn’t seem to indicate the track down to the creek (although it starts at the sign). We had a very late lunch on the park beside the Delatite River. The distance walked was 7.5km.
2 May - Beechworth and Lake Sambell
A quiet stroll through autumn foliage, half way to Lake Kerferd and a walk round Lake Sambell. We will leave the Barkly Street car park at 9.30. Please ring 5762 1980 to facilitate transport.
6 June – ‘Rocky Ned’, off the Police Track, out Swanpool Way. We will leave at about 10 am from the Seniors Car Park.