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Whitfield, Victoria 3678, Australia
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This scenic reserve provides views of the Upper King Valley and the Alpine National Park. It is believed the lookout was once a vantage point for bushranger Harry Power to view approaching troopers during his period of notoriety in the north-east. Power's Lookout Reserve has a fireplace & barbecues, picnic tables and a picnic shelter and toilets. BYO drinking water.
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“king valley” (21 reviews)
“dirt road” (5 reviews)
“ned kelly” (7 reviews)
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Whitfield, Victoria 3678, Australia
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Many would not know that William Power was a Bushranger ( Highwayman) who taught Ned Kelly as a teenager. He was captured on this site by many Police one stormy night. it is a shame that the road is unsealed but is otherwise in good...More

Thank B1RD1E2014
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Good views from the lookout at the car park, but even better views if you clamber up and down a few steepish staircases to the second lookout. Also an interesting story about the bush ranger Harry Power.

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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Great view with a little walk needed to get to 2nd walk. Didnt do waterhole as it was a bit steep and slippery

Thank debt59
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

17km up from Whitfield on the road to Mansfield is a well signposted dirt road to a stunning view of the King Valley. It's 3km with some potholes before you arrive a well maintained tourist area with environmental toilets. Read the history of the site...More

Thank John A
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

This is my favourite place in the whole of Kellycountry, the view over the King river valley is breathe taking, and right were Harry Power and Ned Kelly roamed, Harry was caught by the Police here, although the Police had to bribe a Kelly relative...More

1  Thank 627Brucej23
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

An outstanding lookout with good access but there is stairs both down and up. The information at the Car park is excellent and gives you an idea of the history. It's 19 kl from Whitfield by good road. If it's wet there is a shelter...More

Thank Neville L
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Spectacular views that change every time you go up there! The first platform is accessible by anyone, no long walks or need to venture into the bush, so great for those with mobility issues. The second platform is a short walk, well pathed with stairs...More

Thank JodieWells
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Spectacular view. There are 2 lookouts, walk out to the second one which is the best. Doesn't require a really high fitness level although it's a little steep. On a nice day the view will take your breath away.

Thank tiny_dancer16
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We took a deviated route to our destination specifically to stop here. I'd been a number of times when much younger and wanted to revisit it. View amazing. Also spotted wallabies!

1  Thank hippymum78
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We have taken a number of friends to see this magnificent site.The scenery from this lookout is spectacular.

Thank Melaine2222
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Response from carliz88 | Reviewed this property |
The walk to the extra bit of the lookout is great but would recommend toddler in Carry rucksack as big boulders and steep steps. Dirt road is no more than 2-3km. Good gravel. Big parking area. Interesting story boards at car... More
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