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  • There is a land slip approximately 1 kilometre north of Mitchells Flat on Mitchells track in the Alpine National Park. The alternative route into Mitchells Flat is via Mt Sunday Road.  at Howqua Hills Historic Area
    Friday 6 June, 2014 |
Dog walking
Four wheel driving
Horse riding
Medium walk / Day walk
Mountain biking
Short walk

This old gold mining area on the Howqua River is set in a beautiful, secluded valley, once busy with gold miners but now popular for picnics, horse riding, bushwalking and four-wheel driving.

Camping along the Howqua River is one of the best ways to enjoy this historic area and offers a great base for bushwalking, fishing and other activities. Please remember to bring your own firewood to this popular camping area. 

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, the Taungurung identify the Howqua Hills Historic Area as their Traditional Country.

Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

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Frys Flat

Camping at Frys Flat offers a great base for bushwalking, fishing and relaxing. Camping with dogs is permitted however dogs…

camping - river

Sheepyard Flat

Locals say that after the valley was settled, shepherds yarded sheep on the flat at night keeping the dingoes at…


Horse riding at Howqua Hills

Enjoy horse riding in the Howqua Valley. Horse riding is permitted from November to the 31 May. In the Howqua…

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  • Toilet

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Park Statistics


December 1979



Contact information

Call Parks Victoria on 13 1963

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