Powers Lookout

Powers Lookout Road, Whitlands Victoria 3678

  • Walk type:
  • Grade: Grade 2
  • Distance: 2 km
Walk Description

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.