Europeans first ventured into this part of the Great Dividing Range in search of gold in the 1850s and created the townships of Grant and Talbotville. Ten years later, an American prospector, Oliver Smith, found an isolated valley of rich river flats framed by mountain ranges and established one of Victoria's most inaccessible cattle stations.
Wonnangatta station is part of the Alpine National Park. Tracks intrude into the silence of the valley, bringing four-wheel-drivers, campers, walkers and riders. The scenery is always grand and the wildflowers wonderful, especially in spring and early summer. But evenings round a camp fire can be cool at any time of year and even the deepest sleep can be disturbed by dreams of the dark secret the valley has never given up.
Any trip to the Wonnangatta Valley should not be undertaken lightly as it is serious four-wheel-drive country. Tracks are subject to seasonal closure so check with Parks Victoria. There are three main access routes the easiest of which is the northern approach from the Hume Highway via Wangaratta and Myrtleford on the Ovens Highway. The other routes are via Dargo (Dargo High Plains Road) or Licola (Howitt Road via Heyfield). Victoria High Country. Friends of Wonnangatta Valley
Wonnangatta, Victoria, Australia
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Check out this great video of the Valley
Check out this great Aerial footage of Wonnangatta Valley in the Victoria High Country - Australia.
Starting off at the bottom of Zeka Spur Track and heading towards the Wonnangatta Station.