Powers Lookout Road, Whitlands Victoria 3678
- Walk type:
- Grade: Grade 2
- Distance: 2 km
The rocky escarpment high above the King Valley was the hideout of Harry Power, a notorious but ‘gentlemanly’ bushranger of the 1860s.
From the Mansfield-Whitfield Road a three kilometre trip along a gravel road brings you to a parking area with picnic tables and toilets.
There are two lookout points providing sweeping views of the surrounding mountain and valley landscape.
The first lookout has wheelchair access.
A short walk (0.4kilometre) with a series of ladders takes you to a viewing platform at the northern most point of the rocky outcrop.
It is easy to imagine why Power chose this site for a hideout.
There is also a 20 minute return walk through the bush to a waterhole amongst beautiful rocky ledges. Follow the path near the toilets in a westerly direction.