Ride along the shore of Lake Hume ( distant water to see unless we get some good rain) with stops to enjoy delicious country home cooked scones, cakes and other delicate and tasty treats. Part of the Harvest festival to celebrate Nth East Victoria’s wonderful food, wine and tourist venues. Booking at highcountryrailtrail.org.au
From Tallangatta take the Murray Valley Hwy north until you reach the Trestle bridge/Mt Lawson sign. If you reach the Koetong pub you have gone too far.
The last time I visited this site I had two girls from China staying with me. They were English Literature students in Australia for a month during their uni vacation. They had three wishes -see a kangaroo, a koala and the stars.
As we walked to the trestle bridge the first of their wishes sat up and watched us for a few minutes before bounding away.
After the walk to the old trestle bridge its back to the car and head off into the bush on the Mt Lawson Road/Firebrace track, continue straight on until you come to a picnic table and parking area.
Conic rock formation. These rocks are reached by a walk up a medium steep climb of approximately 1/2 hour through the bush on a defined path. When you come to the first large rock formation you are not at the top so keep walking. The rocks are quite impressive with lots of overhangs. Explore around, climbing though and under these amazing rocks. You need to do a bit of bush bashing to get around them. When you reach them you are overlooking the Koetong Creek Valley. A creek well worth a visit. For the adventurous there are Aboriginal drawing further down into the valley – you will have to search as their is no path.
The first fishing boats are in the lake today, at their favourite spot just down from the B&B. By the end of summer as the water recedes a sandy raised area stretches out towards the Mitta Mitta river – fish must like this -maybe the shallow water is warmer or has more fish type food to attract them. Pelicans also hang out at this spot.
Over this winter there have been days when the lake is like a mirror and the only movement is a pelican gilding by and the ripples he/she creates.
A couple of links to youtube of the construction of the bridge. This link has joined the rail trail from Tallangatta to Wodonga and is a great ride from Tallangatta. Just 9 km along a tree lined track, gentle rises and the lake and farm land all the way. A further 3 km takes you to Huon Reserve.