Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. See Map 34: Howqua Hills Historic Area for locations of the closures.
at Howqua Hills Historic Area
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.
How to get there
The Howqua Hills Historic Area is located 30 minutes from Mansfield via Merrijig by taking the Howqua Track, a gravel road 3kms past Merrijig on the Mount Buller Road.
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.
Locals say that after the valley was settled, shepherds yarded sheep on the flat at night keeping the dingoes at…
Enjoy horse riding in the Howqua Valley.Horse riding is permitted from November to the 31 May.In the Howqua Hills Historic…
This camping area, located on the banks of the Howqua River, is a great base for bushwalking, fishing and relaxing.…