Warby Range State Park

Warby-Ovens National Park

Address: Wangaratta-Thoona Rd, Wangaratta, Victoria 3676

Freecall:  131 963  

Email: info@parks.vic.gov.au
Web: parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/warby-range-state-park

Warby-Ovens National Park is 240km north east of Melbourne and 10km west of Wangaratta. It is best accessed from Wangaratta via Wangandary and Yarrawonga Roads.

The 14,655 ha Warby-Ovens National Park is characterised by three distinct vegetation communities - the granitic hills and woodlands of the Warby Range, the Box-Ironbark of the Killawarra Forest and the Redgum forest and wetlands of the unregulated Ovens Heritage River. Together they provide an important link from the alpine foothills to the Murray River protecting some of the State's most significant bushland.

Enjoy a picnic or barbecue at Pine Gully Picnic Area, Briens Gorge, Ryans Lookout and Adams/Tower Road.

The views from Ryan's Lookout are exceptional, especially in winter with snow covered peaks in the distance.

The lower reaches of the Ovens River offer some of the best still water canoeing in the state among a maze of channels and wetlands. With care, power boats can explore the river for several kilometres upstream from Camerons Bend.

Murray Cod are frequently caught in the Lower Ovens River. Most are returned to the river to ensure the ongoing survival of this iconic fish.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.

Content: Parks Victoria

Local directions

The Warby Range extends from Glenrowan in the south to the Kilawarra State Forest in the north. It is approximately 11km east of Wangaratta. Leaving Wangaratta via the Yarrawonga Rd there are a choice of approaches; the Wangandary-Thoona Rd, Warby Tower Rd and Boweya Rd. In the south access is available via Tamnick Gap Rd.

Facilities

  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet

Activities

  • Off Road Driving
  • Mountain biking
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Cycling
  • Self guided
  • Bushwalking

How to get here

High Country